International Education & Global Engagement
  • English language demonstration is required for all applicants who do not hold a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution. This includes any U.S. citizens/residents whose education is from an institution outside the U.S. The only countries where the English Demonstration is waived will be listed below.

    It is important to list CSULB as a receiving institution when you take your exams. If you have already taken these exams, it is important to contact the test centers to include CSULB as a receiving institution, if you have not yet done so.

    The following official test results are accepted by CSULB. Please check how long the score is valid by visiting each applicable test website.

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    Paper-based 500 550
    Internet-based (iBT) 61 80

    Our institution code for TOEFL reporting is 4389. TOEFL official score results must be submitted from Educational Testing Service (ETS). We do not accept MyBest Scores.

    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    IELTS 5.5 each sub-section 6.0 each sub-section

    3. Pearson Test of English

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    Pearson 43 58


      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    Eiken Grade Pre-1 1

    5. Cambridge English Assessment (we accept B2 First, C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency)

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    ​Minimum score ​162 ​169

    6. American Language Institute at CSU Long Beach (ALI)

      Undergraduate (bachelor's) Post-baccalaureate
    ALI Level Completion of Level 4 Completion of Level 6

    English language requirement is waived for applicants educated in the following countries:

    Antigua & Barbuda England​


    St. Vincent & Grenadines​
    Australia ​
     Fiji ​

    Swaziland ​

     Gambia ​




    New Zealand​ Trinidad & Tobago​
    Belize​ Grand Cayman Islands​ Scotland​ Uganda​


    Sierra Leone​

    Virgin Islands​


    St. Christopher - Nevis ​

    *Students from Quebec are required to submit an English Demonstration.

    Ireland & Northern Ireland​

    St. Kitt​ Zambia​
    Dominica​ Jamaica​ St. Lucia​



    English language requirement may also be waived in the following circumstances: