USU International Undergraduate English Requirements

To provide a foundation for academic success, USU requires all undergraduate international students to demonstrate a high level of English language proficiency. The English language proficiency may be demonstrated by meeting one of the following. Students must ask the testing agency to send official exam scores to Utah State University (USU).

Option Details
English Proficiency Ask the testing agency to send your official exam scores to Utah State University (USU).

Internet-based (iBT) exam score of at least 71 on the date of the exam. USU also accepts the TOEFL iBT Home Edition exam.

The institution school code for USU is 4857.* 

IELTS Academic score of at least 6.0 overall band score with a minimum of 5.0 on each subscale* USU will not accept IELTS General Training test scores.
MET score of 52.
Cambridge B2 First, C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency score of 169.
SAT SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 500 or SAT Reading score of at least 27 first administered March 2016. The institution school code for USU is 4857.*
ACT English score of at least 18. The institution school code for USU is 4276.
USU's Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) Placement exam score of at least 146 or above on the IELI General Placement Exam and a passing score of at least 31 or above on the IELI Writing Exam **
College/University Completion of at least 24 credits of post-secondary/university course work taught in the U.S. in English, excluding English as a second language courses. Courses must have been taken at an accredited college/university to be considered for direct admission.
High School Passing 3 or more years of mainstream English classes at a U.S. high school with a grade of C or higher (excluding English as a second language classes)

*Scores that are more than two years old at the time the application is complete are not accepted.

** Visit the IELI Placement Exam schedule webpage to learn more.

International Undergraduate Admissions does not accept Duolingo English test scores.

What if you don't have an English score?

Students who do not demonstrate the required English proficiency scores, but are academically qualified, may be considered for admission to the Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) on the Logan campus. If admitted, students complete required English language courses before beginning their academic coursework.

What if you already speak English?

Undergraduate students who believe they demonstrate English language proficiency should complete the English Language Proficiency Appeal form after applying to USU and paying the non-refundable application fee.

Provide supporting documentation of English language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to support your appeal.

Applicants from Australia, Canada (except Quebec Province), New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States whose first language is English are exempt from this requirement. Utah State University reserves the right to require proof of English language proficiency from any applicant regardless of their citizenship, if deemed necessary by a university official.

Official Transcripts Need To Be Mailed To This Address:

International Admissions
Office of Global Engagement
Utah State University
9545 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-9545 U.S.A.