Step 5—Submit Proof of English Proficiency

Transfer applicants applying to SDSU from a international institution where English is not the language of instruction must submit one of the following as proof of English proficiency:

  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).


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.

Note: The English proficiency requirement does not apply to applicants transferring from a U.S. community college or university who have completed a minimum of 60 semester units (90 quarter units) in general education coursework, AND 2 years of study at a U.S. institution.