TOEFL Waiver


CSUSB requires the following English scores for admission:

  • Undergraduates: TOEFL 500 (61 for Internet-based test) or IELTS 5.5
  • Graduates: TOEFL 550 (79/80 for Internet-based test) or IELTS 6.0
    • Some programs may have different English proficiency requirements. The following degrees do not accept the TOEFL waiver:
      • Master of Arts in Communication Studies
      • Master of Arts in English Composition
      • Master of Fine Arts – Creative Writing

The TOEFL requirement is waived if a student successfully completes Level 5 of the English Language Program (ELP) for undergraduate admission or Level 6 for graduate admission.

Other Institutions currently accepting the completion of level 5 or 6 in lieu of English proficiency test scores are:

  • LA Film School
  • University of Redlands, MBA Program
  • United States University, San Diego