International Admissions & Outreach

English Proficiency

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not attended an institution for at least three years full time in a native English-speaking country where English is the principal language of instruction must provide verification of English proficiency by submitting the results of a standardized test. 

Minimum English Proficiency Scores
Test TypeUndergraduate Minimum Score2nd Bachelor's Minimum ScoreGraduate Minimum Score

TOEFL (iBT) Tests 

  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition
  • TOEFL iBT Paper Edition


  • IELTS Academic
  • IELTS Indicator (Home)
  • IELTS Online

Pearson PTE

  • Pearson PTE Academic
  • Pearson PTE Academic Online

ALL TEST SCORES MUST BE VALID AND VERIFIABLE. Test scores are valid up to two years from the test date.

*Chico State's institutional code for official TOEFL electronic test score submission is 4048.

English Proficiency Alternatives

Don't meet the English language proficiency requirement?

No problem! We offer conditional admission.