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Office of International Programs

English Language Proficiency

Academic success at Minot State University demands strong English language skills, and Minot State requires all students applicants to provide proof of sufficient English language proficiency before being accepted as a student.

Undergraduate applicants
To be considered for admission, undergraduate applicants must submit an official entrance exam score.

Graduate applicants
To be considered for admission, international graduate applicants must submit one of the following:

What if my English proficiency score does not meet the requirements?

The Language Company is currently the provider for the intensive English language instruction at Minot State University and can provide you with the English skills necessary for academic success. The Language Company programs are structured to help  students reach their academic goals in the shortest possible time period. Students who take English as a second language courses through The Language Company at Minot State University have access to the university's many resources and facilities. Classes are small, instructors are highly qualified, and students will receive advising and support services for international students.

MSU accepts the completion of TLC Level 9 for admission to the university, so students enrolled in the ESL program can apply to the university without having to repeat the TOEFL.

You are encouraged to enroll in The Language Company if you haven't acquired the minimum TOEFL score to be admitted to MSU or if you need assistance in improving your language skills. The Language Company offers start dates on a monthly basis. See The Language Company’s website for details.


For information on the TOEFL testing dates, locations, and costs, contact:

For information on the IELTS testing dates, locations, and costs, contact: