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.