Graduate Admissions

English Proficiency Requirements

An English proficiency test is required of international applicants whose native language is not English. There are two exemptions:

  1. Applicants who will hold a baccalaureate or graduate degree from a university in the United States, Canada or from a country whose sole official language is English, will be exempt.
  2. International students who have completed SCSU's Intensive English Center Level 5 program will be exempt.

For all other international applicants, SCSU requires that one of the following language admission requirements be met:

English Placement Examination Requirement Upon Arrival on Campus

Some international students may be required to take an additional English placement test during orientation. To see if this need applies to you visit www.stcloudstate.edu/esl.