English Language Proficiency

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.

Minimum Scores Required to be considered for Admission

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 (Upper Division Transfer Students Only).