Incoming Students

    English Language Requirement

    English language demonstration is required for applicants who do not have a bachelor's or master's degree from a U.S. accredited institution. U.S. citizens/residents whose education is from outside the U.S. must demonstrate their English language proficiency if country is not on the waiver list below.

    For graduate and second bachelor's applicants, completion of English courses at local community college does not waive the English language requirement.

    CSULB accepts the following official test results.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) http://www.ets.org/toefl/

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    Paper-based 500 550
    Internet-based (iBT) 61 80

    Our institution code for TOEFL reporting is 4389. TOEFL official score results must be submitted from Educational Testing Service (ETS).

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Academic : http://www.ielts.org/

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    IELTS 5.5 each sub-section 6.0 each sub-section

    Pearson Test of English: http://pearsonpte.com

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    Pearson 43 58

    Eiken: http://www.stepeiken.org

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    Eiken Grade Pre-1 1

    American Language Institute at CSU Long Beach : http://www.ccpe.csulb.edu/ali

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    ALI Level Completion of Level 4 Completion of Level 6

    English language requirement is waived for applicants educated in the following countries:

    Antigua & Barbuda England​

    Kenya​

    St. Vincent & Grenadines​
    Australia ​
     Fiji ​
    Lesotho​

    Swaziland ​

    Bahamas​
     Gambia ​

    Liberia​

    Tanzania​
    Barbados​

    Ghana​

    New Zealand​ Trinidad & Tobago​
    Belize​ Grand Cayman Islands​ Scotland​ Uganda​
    Bermuda​

    Grenada​

    Sierra Leone​

    Virgin Islands​
    Botswana​

    Guyana​

    St. Christopher - Nevis ​

    Wales​
    Canada​

    Ireland & Northern Ireland​

    St. Kitt​ Zambia​
    Dominica​ Jamaica​ St. Lucia​
     Zimbabwe
      

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