English and Math International Student Placement

As per SBHE Policy 402.9, international students seeking entry into MATH 103 – College Algebra or higher and ENGL 110 - College Composition I must demonstrate Math and English Language competencies indicative of their potential to succeed in the courses.

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to complete satisfactorily an English proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, Accuplacer, etc.).  English proficiency may be demonstrated by: (IBT) TOEFL must equal 71 or higher (School code – 6477); IELTS must equal 6.0 or higher; ACT Composite score of 18 and English sub test of 18, minimum SAT writing and language score of 25 and minimum SAT total score of 950, other approved language proficiency examination as approved by the SBHE in accordance with policy 402.9 and NDUS procedure 402.9.