English Language Proficiency

Provide documentation in one of the following ways:

  • TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) score of 61 or better; OR
  • IELTS academic test score of 5.5 or better; OR
  • TOEFL PBT (paper-based test) score of 500 or better; OR
  • Duolingo English Test score of 95 or better; OR
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 47 or better; OR
  • Successful completion of the highest level of the Intensive English Program (IEP) at Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a B+ average or better and at least a B in each course; OR
  • Completion of Level 112 at an English Language School (ELS) in the U.S.; OR
  • SAT Critical Reading sub-score of 400 or higher (Taken prior to March 2016) or SAT Reading sub-score of 22 or higher (Taken March 2016 or later); OR
  • ACT English score of 18 or higher; OR
  • Students transferring from a U.S. college or university may satisfy the English proficiency requirement by the completion of one semester of Freshman English Composition I with a C or better grade. If the student is transferring from a school that is on the quarter system they would have to complete Freshman Composition I & II with a C or better grade.

*SOME DEPARTMENTS REQUIRE A HIGHER ENGLISH PROFICIENCY SCORE FOR ADMISSION TO A MAJOR. THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ABOVE ARE FOR ADMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY. AT PRESENT THE AVIATION-PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT AND NURSING MAJORS BOTH REQUIRE HIGHER ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY SCORES THAN THOSE LISTED ABOVE, FOR ADMISSION IN TO THEIR MAJOR. THE FOLLOWING LINKS WILL PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING AND AVIATION-PROFESSIONAL FLIGHT.

 

Intensive English Program

The Intensive English Program is open to students who completed high school and score:

  • between 20 and 60 on the TOEFL iBT test; or
  • between 330 and 499 on the TOEFL PBT test; or
  • between 3.5 and 5.0 on the IELTS test;
  • between 30 and 49 on the Pearson Test of English (PTE) test; or
  • between 50 and 94 on the Duolingo test; or
  • or below 400 on the SAT.

Upon successful completion of the advanced level of the program, you will be regularly admitted to MNSU.

Learn more about the Intensive English Program