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Seize a chance to gain unexchangeable experiences from both your home university and A-State!

Arkansas State University is a member of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP), a member organization of over 300 institutions in the U.S. and worldwide. We are also a partner with AMIDEAST and several partner institutions. For the list of partner institutions, please check here

If you are an international student who fits one of the below categories and is seeking entrance for a short period of time (one semester or one year) as a non-degree learner, exchange/transient is the right application type for you.

  • A student enrolled in a university in their home country who A-State has a partnership with and is looking to enroll here for one semester or one year. These students need an immigration document from our university to enroll. This is called being an exchange student.
  • A student enrolled in a university in their home country, who A-State is not partnered with, but the student is looking to study abroad through one of these organizations (ISEP or AMIDEAST) for one semester or one year. These students need an immigration document from the organization or our university to enroll. This is called being an exchange student.
  • A student enrolled in a U.S. university, who needs to take one or two classes at A-State for their degree at their university. These students do not need an immigration document from our university, as they use the immigration document provided by their university. This is called being a transient student.

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Academic Criteria:

  • For undergraduate, exchange/transient students:
    • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work
  • For graduate, exchange/transient students:
    • You must meet the department’s minimum GPA and be accepted to enroll in the program. You can read more about that here
  • Click here to find out what documents you will need to submit!

English Proficiency Requirements

Incoming international exchange students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart. However, citizens of these countries do not have to submit English proficiency scores due to English being the native language:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Dominica
  • Ghana
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • Zimbabwe
English Proficiency Type Required Minimum_UG Required Minimum_GR
Completion of A-State's ESL Program 80% or Above 90% or Above
Completion of CEA accredited language program Completion certificate for completing all levels Completion certificate for completing all levels
TOEFL-Paper Based* 550 550
TOEFL—Paper Based, Revised 46 60
IELTS* 5.5 6.0
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 43 56
iTEP Academic 4.0 4.5
EIKEN Grade Pre-1 Grade Pre-1
SAT scores** 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score) 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores** 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections) 21 (total, and on both English and Reading sections)
High School Marks (India and Pakistan) 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate 65% in English at X and XII in Certificate
High School Marks (Kenya)   75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12
IB (International Baccalaureate) 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
University Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand Must have completed two years there and graduated Must have completed two years there and graduated

*A-State’s institutional code to receive electronic tests is 6011.

**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years.