International Proficiency Test List and Waiver Countries
Official TOEFL Results: Valid scores from test taken in the last two years must be sent to SDSU School Code 6653.
- iBT: 61
- Paper-delivered test: 48
- Paper Based: 500
IELTS Valid scores from test taken in the last two years with clear TRF must be sent with your admission documents.
- IELTS Academic overall score 5.5
Pearson Valid scores from test taken in the last two years must be sent to SDSU directly from Pearson.
- PTE Academic overall score 44
Scholastic Aptitude Test “SAT” scores must be sent to SDSU School Code 6653.
- (Redesigned): 490 Reading and Writing
- (Old): 480 Critical Reading
ACT scores must be sent to SDSU School Code 3924.
- Composite score of 18
IGCSE O-level English: “B” or higher
IB Curriculum English A Higher Level: Score of 5 or higher
C or better on College English Composition Class from U.S. University or Community College
Cambridge CAE or CPE (pass grade)
Countries that may receive a waiver from exams listed above:
Antigua & Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada (except Quebec)
Ghana (with B3 or better on WAEC English)
Liberia (with B3 or better on WAEC English)
Nigeria (with B3 or better on WAEC English)
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Islands
UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
International Affairs, South Dakota State University
1300 N. Campus Lane, Box 2115
Briggs Library Suite 119 Brookings, SD 57007