English Language Proficiency

There are many ways to meet the English proficiency requirement for admission to Humboldt State University.

Test Name Undergraduate Graduate
ACT 22 or above on English test section 22 or above English test section
AEC Level 6 Level 6
Aston Level 5 Level 5
Cambridge English Exams CAE: C1 (180 or above)
CPE: C2 (200 or above)
CPE: C2 (200 or above)
CWC Completion of Level 6. Completion of Level 6.
DAAD DAAD Language Test certificate with a "C" in every section (level B2). DAAD Language Test certificate with a "C" in every section (level B2).
Duolingo 49 - 59 60 - 68
EF Completion of Level C1. Completion of Level C1.
EIKEN Grade: Pre-1/CSE: 2304-3000 Grade: 1/CSE: 2630-3400
ELS Successful completion of level 112 Successful completion of level 112
ESLI Completion of Pre-University Completion of Pre-University
Eurocenters Level 7 Level 8
GTEC CBT 1150 1225
IELTS 6.0 6.5
ILSC Completion of Intermediate 4 (A2) Completion of Advanced 1
iTEP 3.7 4.5
Kaplan Advanced level Advanced level
Maximo Nivel Advance I Advance I
MELAB 76 78
LSI Upper Intermediate Upper Intermediate
PTE 48 53
SAT 550 on the Verbal/Critical Reading 550 on the Verbal/Critical Reading
Stafford House Level 9 (CEF - C1) Level 10 (CEF - C+)
TLC Successful completion of Advanced Level 9 Successful completion of Advanced Level 9 and APL Modules A, B, and C
TOEFL 71 IBT, 525 PBT, 197 CBT 80 IBT, 550 PBT, 213 CBT
USC International Academy Successful completion of Level 6 Successful completion of Level 6

Scores must be received within two years of applying to HSU, and sent directly from the testing organization.

You do not need to send your English Proficiency scores if:

  • You have completed a general education English composition course at a community college or university with a C or higher; OR
  • You have graduated from a four-year U.S. high school and have completed three years of English courses with a grade of “B” or higher.

If your native language is English and/or the majority of your education has been in English, or if the official language of your country is English, you may be exempt from the English Proficiency requirement. Please inquire at the time of application.