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GPA & English Language Requirements for Admission

The English language requirement for undergraduate admission is based on either an acceptable English proficiency test score per the table below, successful completion of 24 academic credits at a US Community College or University, or successful completion of an English course equivalent to SVSU's English 111. 


Prospective graduate students must meet the minimum language requirement for their program before admission.

 

 

Minimum GPA

TOEFL- IBT

 IELTS 

 PTE

ELS Certificate

Education First

iTEP Academic Plus Scores

DuoLingo

All Undergraduate Programs **

2.0 61 5.5 45 110 B2 3.6 or above 85

Graduate Programs**

            Scores Not Accepted  
Master of Arts Public Administration (MPA) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Arts Communication & Media Administration (CMA) 3.0 79 6.5 52 111/112 B2 --  105 
Master of Science Computer Science & Information Systems (MS-CSIS) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Arts Teaching (MAT) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Arts in Technology Learning Systems and Design 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Education - Principalship (MEd) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Art Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (TCFL) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master in Public Health (MPH) 3.0 92 7.0 64 111/112 C1 --  -- 
Master of Science Nursing (MSN) 3.0 92 7.0 64 111/112 C1 --  -- 
Master of Science Occupational Therapy (MSOT) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Social Work (MSW) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Master of Social Work (MSW) Advanced Standing Program 3.25 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1 --  105 
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 3.0 92 7.0 64 111/112 C1 --  -- 

 

Official score reports must be received from: TOEFL, IETLS, PTE, DuoLingo.

Certificates of completion must be received from: ELS, EF.

 

** Additional Testing

Saginaw Valley State University reserves the right to require in-house testing for students with noticeable discrepancies between official test scores and demonstrated skills.

 

Admissions Questions?

The English language requirement is waived for students who have completed their high school or university studies in certain countries.

Please contact the office of International Admissions at intadmit@svsu.edu to see if your country qualifies.

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