Application Requirements

So that international students can be prepared for their Penn State experience, English Language Proficiency is required of all applicants. For students whose prior education has not been in an English-speaking environment, English proficiency must be documented. You must achieve the minimum scores required for one of the tests below:

  • Internet-based TOEFL: 80+
  • Paper-based TOEFL: 550
  • IELTS score of 6.5
  • IGCSE score of A, B, or C on the English language exam
  • IB score of 5 or higher on the English A exam.

Applicants who have attended any U.S. institutions must request that official transcripts be sent from those institutions; certified copies or student copies of U.S. transcripts are not acceptable. The Office for Summer Sessions reserves the right to verify these results.

A high school diploma is required of all participants in this program.