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GPA & English Language Requirements for Admission

The English language requirement for undergraduate admission is based on either an acceptable English proficiency test score per the table below, successful completion of SVSU's English Language Program (as a candidate for undergraduate admission), successful completion of 24 academic credits at a US Community College or University, or successful completion of an English course equivalent to SVSU's English 111. 


Prospective graduate students must meet the minimum language requirement for their program prior to admission.

 

 

Minimum GPA

TOEFL- IBT

 IELTS 

 PTE

ELS Certificate

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All Undergraduate Programs*, **

2.0 61 5.5 45 110 B2

Graduate Programs**

           
Master of Arts Public Administration (MPA) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Arts Communication & Media Administration (CMA) 3.0 76 6.0 52 111/112 B2
Master of Science Computer Science & Information Systems (MS-CSIS) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Arts Teaching (MAT) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Arts Instructional Technology & E-Learning (MAITEL) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Education - Principalship (MEd) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Art Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Lanuage (TCFL) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Science Health Administration & Leadership (MSHAL) 3.0 92 7.0 64 111/112 C1
Master of Science Nursing (MSN) 3.0 92 7.0 64 111/112 C1
Master of Science Occupational Therapy (MSOT) 3.0 71 6.0 52 111/112 B2
Master of Social Work (MSW) 3.0 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Master of Social Work (MSW) Advanced Standing Program 3.25 79 6.5 56 111/112 C1
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 3.0 92 7.0 64 111/112 C1

 

Official score reports must be received from: TOEFL, IETLS, PTE.

Certificates of completion must be received from: ELS, EF.

 

*Conditional Admission

Students without an English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS) or with a score below the minimum requirement may be admitted to the English Language Program or conditionally admitted to an undergraduate degree program. Upon successful completion of English requirements, those students conditionally admitted can begin their undergraduate degree program. Students interested in conditional admission should choose “Both ELP and Degree Program” on the first page of the application.

Conditional Admission is not available for applicants to our graduate programs.

 

** Additional Testing

Saginaw Valley State University reserves the right to require in-house testing for students with noticeable discrepancies between official test scores and demonstrated skills.

 

Admissions Questions?

The English language requirement is waived for students who have completed their high school or university studies in certain countries.

Please contact the office of International Admissions at intadmit@svsu.edu to see if your country qualifies.