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TOEFL® and IELTS™ are two internationally recognized tests of English qualification for entry into English-speaking universities. Applicants may take either the TOEFL or the IELTS exam and attain a minimum score (see below) in order to be considered for admission to State University of New York campuses. Additional admission requirements must be met.

TOEFL®

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) program provides English proficiency testing for international students planning to pursue their studies in the United States.

For more information about the TOEFL, please visit www.toefl.org.

IELTS™

The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) measures the ability to communicate in English across all four language skills, listening, reading, writing and speaking, or people who intend to study or work where English is the language of communication.

For more information about IELTS, please visit www.ielts.org.

SUNY CampusTOEFL
Code
TOEFL Exam RequiredTOEFL Minimum Score Paper (PBT)TOEFL Internet Based Version (IBT)IELTS
University Centers and Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions
Albany 2532 Yes 550 79-80 6.0
Binghamton 2535 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Buffalo University 2925 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Stony Brook 2548 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Ceramics at Alfred U 2005 Yes 550 79-80 6.0
Environmental Science & Forestry 2530 Yes 550 79-80 6.0
Upstate Medical Center 2547 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
University Colleges
Brockport 2537 Yes 530 71 5.5
Buffalo State 2533 Yes 500 61 5.5
Cortland 2538 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Empire State College 2214 Yes 550 79-80 6.0
Fredonia 2539 Yes NA 78 6.0
Geneseo 2540 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
New Paltz 2541 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Old Westbury 2866 Yes 523 70 6.0
Oneonta 2542 Yes 500 61 6.5
Oswego 2543 Yes 550 79-80 6.0
Plattsburgh 2544 Yes 540 76 6.5
Potsdam 2545 Yes 550 79-80 6.0
Purchase 2878 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Technology Colleges
Alfred State 2522 Yes 500 61 5.0
Canton 4174 Yes 550 79-80 5.0
Cobleskill 2524 Yes 500 61 5.5
Delhi 2525 Yes 480 54-55 4.5
Farmingdale State 2526 Yes 520 68 6.0
Maritime 2536 Yes 550 79 6.0
Morrisville State 2527 Yes 500 61 6.0

SUNY Polytechnic Institute (formerly SUNYIT)

2896 Yes 550 79-80 6.5
Community Colleges**
Adirondack 2017 Yes 500 NA NA
Broome 2048 Not required
Cayuga 2010 Yes 500 61 NA
Clinton 2135 TOEFL or Campus English Placement Test 525 54 5.5
Columbia-Greene 2138 Yes 575 89 NA
Corning 2106 Yes 550 79-80 NA
Dutchess 2198 Yes 502 61 NA
Erie (Main) 2213 Yes 460 NA NA
Erie (North) 2213 Yes 460 NA NA
Erie (South) 2213 Yes 460 NA NA
Fashion Institute of Technology 2257 Yes 550 80 6.5
Finger Lakes 2134 Yes 450 NA NA
Fulton-Montgomery 2254 Yes 500 61 5.0
Genesee 2272 Yes 460 48 5.5
Herkimer 2316 Campus English placement tests required.
Hudson Valley 2300 Yes 500 61 NA
Jamestown (Cattaraugus) 2329 Yes 500 61 5.0
Jamestown 2335 Yes 500 61 5.0
Jefferson 2345 Yes 500 61 NA
Mohawk Valley 2414 Campus English placement tests required.
Monroe 2429 Yes 500 61 NA
Nassau 2563 Campus English placement tests required.
Niagara 2568 Yes 500 61 NA
North Country 2571 Yes 500 68 NA
Onondaga 2627 Recommended 500 61 NA
Orange County 2625 Yes 533 73 NA
Rockland 2767 Not required
Schenectady 2879 Yes 550 79 6.5
Suffolk Cty (East) 2846 Yes 500 NA NA
Suffolk Cty (Selden) 2827 Yes 500 NA NA
Suffolk Cty (West) 2849 Yes 500 NA NA
Sullivan County 2855 Yes 525 45 NA
Tompkins Cortland 2904 Yes 480 55 4.5
Ulster County 2938 Yes 500 70 NA
Westchester 2972 TOEFL or Campus English Placement Test 500 61 NA

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** Additional placement testing may be required. Contact the campus for more information.

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