Academic Catalog

International Students

Ithaca College encourages international students to apply and values the cultural diversity they bring to the campus community. The Office of International Programs provides cultural adjustment counseling, orientation to the United States, immigration and visa assistance, and other support services.

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit official results of a test of English proficiency. Recommended minimum scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Recommended score of 80 or higher on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Recommended score of 6.0 or higher.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): Recommended score of 54 or higher.
  • Duolingo English Test: Recommended score of 105 or higher.

Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university for at least three years, where English is the principal language of instruction and have earned passing grades in English courses are exempt from an English proficiency exam.

Information about the application process and admission requirements for international students can be found on the Undergraduate Admission website.