Undergraduate Admission - International Students (and Non-Native Speakers of English)

International students must provide all credentials required of U.S. students. In addition, a professional transcript evaluation of all non-US accredited institutions and an acceptable level of proficiency in the English language are required. All applicants whose native language is not English must provide one of the following:

Test and Minimum Score Requirement

  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language:  69 (internet-based) (Includes Computer Based (IBT), Home Edition, My Best, and Paper Edition)
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing System:  6.0 overall band score
  • MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment:  90
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing:  480
  • ACT English or ACT Reading:  17
  • Transfer of English 1101 and 1102 (or course equivalency) from a regionally accredited U.S. college/university:  C or higher
  • EIKEN:  Pre-1
  • Cambridge CAE - Certificate of Advanced English:  177 (old scale 58)
  • Cambridge CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English:  PASS
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) - IGCSE and "O" Level English Exam:  D or higher
  • UK GCSE English Exam:  C or higher
  • UK GCE A-Level English Exam:  C or higher
  • EdExcel International A-Levels and IGCSE English Exams:  D or higher
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic:  58

If the applicant will be attending Columbus State University on an F-1 student visa, a financial guarantee and original supporting bank documents are required. Application forms and detailed procedures for enrolling as an international student can be obtained at https://admissions.columbusstate.edu/international/freshmen or https://admissions.columbusstate.edu/international/transfer.php

A professional transcript evaluation (course-by-course with GPA calculation) of all non-US accredited college transcripts is required for admission. Applicants may choose any current member listed at www.naces.orgwww.aice-eval.org, or Lisano International to perform the professional transcript evaluation.