International Proficiency Test List and Waiver Countries

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. *MyBest score is now accepted. 
    • 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
  • Online E3PT Exam must be sent to SDSU directly from E3PT.
    • E3PT overall score 62
  • Online iTEP Exam must be sent to SDSU directly from iTEP. 
    • iTEP overall score 3.6
  • Duolingo Exam must be sent to SDSU directly from Duolingo.
    • Duolingo overall score 90.
  • 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 and Barbuda
  • Anguilla
  • Australia
  • Bahamas, The
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cook Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Ghana (with B3 or better on WAEC English)
  • Grenada
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia (with B3 or better on WAEC English)
  • Malta
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria (with B3 or better on WAEC English)
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • Singapore
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • UK (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

International Affairs, South Dakota State University
1300 N Campus Ln, Box 2115
Hilton M. Briggs Library, Suite 119
Brookings, SD 57007
605-688-4122
sdsu.intlstud@sdstate.edu