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International Admissions

English Language Proficiency

Official English Language Proficiency results are required of all international applicants whose native language is not English. The following are the minimum scores required for undergraduate admission to the University.

Test Score   
TOEFL iBT test: Test on a computer at a test center (IBTOEFL). 80
TOEFL iBT ® Home Edition: Test on a computer at home (IBTOEFL). 80
TOEFL iBT ® Paper Edition: Test in 2 sessions — Reading, Listening, and Writing on paper at a test center, and Speaking on a computer at home (IBTOEFL). 80
International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS) 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 55
Michigan Language Assessment (MLA) 55
Duolingo 120
Cambridge C1 Advanced Level or C2 Proficiency 180

These scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the testing agency. After two years they are no longer valid.

Intensive English Studies

If you need to improve your English skills before beginning your academic career in the United States, Florida State's Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) is the place for you. CIES is an English-language school for serious students who want to improve their English skills. You will be given personalized instruction by highly qualified teachers in a safe, friendly environment. Please note that admission to and completion of the CIES program does not necessarily guarantee admission to the University as a degree-seeking student.