English Proficiency Requirement

To satisfy the English language proficiency requirement, undergraduates may take any one of the following tests:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)

SJSU will notify students after they apply when to submit scores.

SJSU undergraduate minimum proficiency standards Internet Paper
TOEFL: Undergraduate, except Engineering 61 500
TOEFL: All Engineering majors 80 550
IELTS 6.0 N/A
PTE 44 N/A

 

EXEMPTIONS TO THE UNDERGRADUATE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST REQUIREMENT

Applicants who have completed 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units at a U.S. college or university

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Applicants who have studied full-time at a U.S. college or university for at least three years

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Applicants who have studied full-time at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction for at least three years