A language admission provides an admission opportunity for international applicants who possess a strong academic record, but have obtained TOEFL or IELTS scores below SCSU's minimums. Language admission applicants will need to submit a GRE or GMAT score (if required by the program) at time of application. Applicants may be considered for a language admission with the following scores:
The challenge of SCSU's graduate curriculum necessitates firm adherence to these standards. Applicants with scores below those cited above will not be considered. Applicants who present a strong academic profile but need a boost in English skills may be considered for a language admission. This consecutive acceptance requires that successful completion of Intensive English Center (IEC) Level 5 program at St. Cloud State University is achieved before enrollment in coursework can commence. An I-20 for the IEC would be issued first and upon completion of IEC Level 5 and full admission to the graduate program, the I-20 would be updated to the graduate program. Most language admission graduate students are able to complete the Level 5 program in one to four semesters.
MBA, MEM, ACR, MTQ and RAS applicants: Due to the advanced level of scholarship, the MBA, MEM, ACR, MTQ and RAS programs do not consider applicants seeking a language admission.Applicants beginning in the IEC and completing IEC level 5 must also provide official TOEFL or IELTS scores meeting the graduate admission English proficiency requirements for these programs.
Applicants may access information about the Intensive English Center at www.stcloudstate.edu/iec. A semester of IEC study costs approximately $4,600 US dollars and additional funds are needed to cover health insurance and living costs. Students in the Intensive English program will be enrolled full-time in English study. Graduate coursework only begins upon successful completion of the IEC Level 5 program. When students have completed the Level 5 program, they will be eligible to start the graduate program during the next available semester. The IEC director will send a letter indicating a student's IEC completion and readiness to the graduate school. When the student starts a graduate program, he or she will be eligible to apply and compete for a graduate assistantship.