Welcome to Arkansas State University!


To start the application, click the Apply Now link on the left hand of the page. We have also provided you with this Application Guide if you would like to see a step-by-step process.   

Academic Criteria:

  • For undergraduate, freshmen students:
    • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.3/4.0 on secondary/high school work.
  • For undergraduate, transfer or transient students:
    • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work
  • For undergraduate, post-degree students
    • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work
  • Click here to find out what documents you will need to submit!

English Proficiency Requirements:

Incoming international undergraduate 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 and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • The British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Montserrat
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Saint Helena
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United Kingdom
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
English Proficiency Type Requirement Minimum
Completion of A-State's ESL Program 80% or above
Completion of CEA accredited language program Completion certificate for completing all levels
Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program Completion certificate of the program
TOEFL-Paper Based* 500
TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised* 46
TOEFL-Internet Based*** 61
IELTS* 5.5
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 43
iTEP Academic Plus* 4
EIKEN Grade Pre-1
SAT scores** 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)
ACT scores** 21 (total, and on reading and English sections)
High School Marks (India, Nepal, and Pakistan) 60% in English at X and XII in Certificate
High School Marks (Kenya)  75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12
IB (International Baccalaureate) 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature
High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand Must have completed two years there and graduated (exceptions to the graduation part apply if you take A-State’s English placement exam)
Duolingo English Test (Currently accepting till 12/31/21 due to COVID. Any Duolingo test received after 12/31/21 will not be accepted). 90
*Note: A-State's code is 6011
**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years
***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.