As of January 2024, A-State is implementing upcoming changes to our English proficiency requirements. These changes aim to ensure that our students meet the demands of their chosen careers and gain a competitive edge in the job market. We believe that by raising our standards, we are preparing our students for academic and future professional success.
In today’s globalized world, proficiency in the English language has become increasingly crucial. Many industries and employers now require a certain level of English proficiency from applicants. Recognizing this need, A-State has decided to update its English proficiency score requirements, effective from January 2024.
These changes will affect prospective undergraduate and graduate students applying for admission to A-State, with the exception of spring 2024 applicants who are not affected. For students who have already been admitted or choose to defer after admission for the fall 2024 intake, the old score requirements will still be applied to their applications.
New English Proficiency Score Requirements
A-State offers various pathways for students to demonstrate their English proficiency. With the updated requirements, students can choose from several accepted tests and language programs to meet the minimum scores necessary. The following outlines the new required minimums for both undergraduate and graduate applicants:
Completion of AState’s ELA Program
- Undergraduate: 80% or above
- Graduate: 90% or above
Completion of CEA Accredited Language Program
- Undergraduate: Completion certificate for completing all levels
- Graduate: Completion certificate for completing all levels
Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program
- Undergraduate: Completion certificate of the program
- Graduate: Completion certificate of the program
- Undergraduate: 79
- Graduate: 90
- Undergraduate: 6.0
- Graduate: 6.5
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic)
- Undergraduate: 59
- Graduate: 70
iTEP Academic Plus
- Undergraduate: 4.0
- Graduate: 4.5
- Undergraduate: Pre-1
- Graduate: 1
- Undergraduate: B2
- Graduate: C1
- Undergraduate: 110
- Graduate: 120
IB (International Baccalaureate)
- Undergraduate: English A or B HL: 5, 6, 7
- Graduate: Not accepted
High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand
- Undergraduate: Must have completed two years there and graduated
- Graduate: Not accepted
University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia, and New Zealand
- Undergraduate: Must have completed two years of full-time study
- Graduate: Must have completed two years and graduated (Associate’s or higher)
These new score requirements ensure that students at A-State possess the necessary language skills to excel in their academic pursuits and future careers.
Supporting Our Students’ Success
At A-State, we understand the importance of equipping our students with the tools they need to succeed. By raising our English proficiency standards, we are providing our students with a competitive advantage when entering the job market. These updates align with our commitment to delivering high-quality education and preparing our graduates for success in their chosen fields.
We value the support of faculty, staff, and stakeholders in communicating these changes to our students effectively. By increasing awareness and providing guidance, we can assist our students in navigating this transition smoothly. Together, we can ensure that A-State remains a leading institution in fostering academic and professional growth.
A-State’s upcoming changes to the English proficiency requirements, effective from January 2024, are aimed at enhancing our students’ preparedness for the demands of their chosen fields. By raising our standards and ensuring that students have a competitive edge in the job market, we are setting them up for academic and future professional success.
We appreciate the continued support of our faculty, staff, and stakeholders in effectively communicating these changes to our students. Together, we can navigate this transition and help our students thrive in their educational journeys. At A-State, we remain committed to providing a supportive environment that fosters growth and opportunity for all.