Step 3—Submit Proof of English Proficiency

One of the following is required of all applicants who have not attended at least three years and graduated from a high school in the U.S. or a U.S. accredited overseas high school. 

  1. TOEFL 80 iBT/ 550 PBT: Score must be sent electronically from Educational Testing Service (ETS) to SDSU using the Institution Code 4682.  Test score must be recent (within the past two years).
  2. IELTS overall score of 6.5: Score report must be sent directly to SDSU Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope. Test score must be recent (within the past two years).
  3. Completion of SDSU’s American Language Institute Level 106 course with a minimum of 3.0 grade point average.


If, at the time of the TOEFL examination, you did not specify SDSU as an institution to receive your test results, you may contact the Educational Testing Service (ETS) by calling (609) 771-7267 to have the scores forwarded to SDSU (Institution code: 4682). ETS charges a fee for the additional request. The minimum required score for admission is 80 for internet TOEFL.

Contact IELTS at for instructions on having your scores sent to SDSU. A minimum overall score of 6.5 is required.