International Programs Office

International Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, international students must meet the following academic and English proficiency minimum requirements.

Note: All documents and transcripts become the property of Idaho State University and will not be returned to the student.

Academic Requirements

English Proficiency Requirements

International students are required to show proof of English proficiency as follows.

Exemptions:

TOEFL or IELTS

Applicants must have a minimum English proficiency score on one of the tests shown below. ISU's TOEFL code is 4355.

Undergraduate Admission *Graduate Admission
TOEFL
  • iBT: 61
  • Paper: 500
  • Computer: 173
  • iBT: 80
  • Paper: 550
  • Computer: 213
IELTS Fall 2014 Applicants:
5.0 overall score

Beginning Spring 2015:
5.5 overall score OR a minimum 5.0 in ALL subscores
6.5
ACT English 18 or above
SAT Critical Reading 450 or above
COMPASS 68 or above

*Some graduate programs require a higher TOEFL score than the minimum stated above. Please consult the graduate catalog for the specific requirements for your major.

More information about the tests:

ELS Program Completion

Students can also show English proficiency by completing Level 112 at any ELS program.

Application Procedures

For detailed application procedures, click on the applicable link below.

FRESHMEN (NEW) STUDENTS

TRANSFER STUDENTS

GRADUATE STUDENTS