International applicants, as well as US resident applicants attending colleges outside the United States must meet all of the listed admissions criteria as well as :
- have all international academic transcripts evaluated by a credential evaluation service. Applicants have used the following services in the past: Josef Silny & Associates, Trustforte, and World Education Services.
- submit proof of English proficiency. In order to be eligible for admission to the Graduate School all international applicants, regardless of citizenship, must demonstrate proficiency in English at a level necessary to be successful in a graduate program at NC State.
English Proficiency Options
The College of Veterinary Medicine adheres to specific TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) requirements set forth by NC State University’s Graduate School.
This requirement can be met by most applicants in one of the following ways; however, some programs may require additional evidence of English proficiency:
- Provide TOEFL with a total score of at least 80 on the Internet-based Test (iBT). Test date must be no older than two years (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term. Minimum test scores for each section:
Listening 18 points
Reading 18 points
Writing 18 points
18 points – admission to the Graduate School
23 points – TA appointment with direct verbal interactions with students
26 points – TA appointment where TA presents lectures in the class or laboratory
NOTE: The current computer- and paper-based versions of the TOEFL test will be given until the iBT version is implemented in a particular location. Computer-based TOEFL scores must be 213 or higher (with at least 17 on three sections and no section score below 13). The paper-based test requires a score of 550 or higher (with scores of 50 on at least two of the three sections and no section score below 45).
Or provide International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores with an overall band score of at least 6.5. Test date must be no older than two years (24 months) prior to the beginning of the requested entry term. Minimum test scores for each section are listed below:
6.5 – admission to the Graduate School
7.0 – TA appointment
|Antigua and Barbuda||Guyana||Solomon Islands|
|Australia||Ireland, Northern||South Africa|
|Bahamas||Ireland, Republic of||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|Belize||Kenya||St. Vincent and the Grenadines|
|British Virgin Islands||Malawi||Tonga|
|Cameroon||Malta||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Canada (except Quebec)||Mauritius||Turks and Caicos Islands|
|Gambia||Papua New Guinea||Zambia|
Or be a citizen of one of the following countries where English is an official language and the language of instruction in higher education:
Office of International Services
Resources for International Students
The Office serves as the central resource for international students and is the designated office responsible for immigration advising and document processing as well as providing programs and services for our international community. Explore their site.