California State University, Fullerton

Frequently Asked Questions

What TOEFL score is acceptable?

First-Time Freshmen: Students applying with no college work completed must have a score of at least 500 on the paper test or 61 on the Internet-based test (iBT) of the TOEFL. An acceptable IELTS score is 5.5. Computer-based TOEFL scores and Institutional Exam results from other test locations than CSU Fullerton are not accepted.

Transfers: Students need a score of at least 500 on the paper test or 61 on the Internet-based test (iBT) of the TOEFL. An acceptable IELTS score is 5.5. Computer-based TOEFL scores and Instituitonal Exam results from other test locations than CSU Fullerton are not accepted.

Graduates: The minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL paper test or 80 Internet-based test (iBT) is required. However, many departments require a higher score. Computer-based TOEFL scores and Institutional Exam results from other test locations than CSU Fullerton are not accepted. A minimally acceptable score on IELTS for graduate applicants is a 6.5 for most Masters programs and 7.0 for the Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Nursing, Music, and TESOL programs.

Note: If a student's TOEFL score doesn't meet the university's requirements, the student has the option to take intensive English courses through the American Language Program to improve their score and be conditionally admitted to the university.

 

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