Welcome to Arkansas State University!

If you are an international student seeking to study in a 100% online program (never comes to campus) from your home, this is the correct site for you!

Online

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 2.75/4.0 on secondary/high school work.
  • For undergraduate, transfer 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.
  • For graduate students
    • Master of Business Administration program:the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.75/4.0.
    • MSE School Counseling program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.75/4.0
    • Master of Engineering Management program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.5/4.0 for conditional admission or a 2.75/4.0 for unconditional admissions
    • Master of Public Administration program:the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 3.0/4.0
    • MS Early Childhood Services program:the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.75/4.0 with the Grade Point Average for the last 60 hours being a 3.0/4.0 for conditional admission or a 3.0/4.0 with the Grade Point Average for the last 60 hours being a 3.25/4.0 for unconditional admission.
    • MS Media Management program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 3.0/4.0
    • MS Sports Administration program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 3.0/4.0 (or a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.25/4.0 in the last 60 hours) for unconditional admission or a minimum Grade Point Average required of2.75/4.0 (or a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00/4.0 in the last 60 hours) for conditional admission
    • MS Strategic Communication program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 3.0/4.0
    • MS Education in Educational Leadership program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 3.0/4.0
    • MS Education in Reading program: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 3.0/4.0
    • MS Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management: the minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.75/4.0 or a 3.0/4.0 Grade Point Average for the last 60 hours
  • Click here to find out what documents you will need to submit!

English Proficiency Requirements

Incoming international students into the online program 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 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
Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program Completion certificate of the program Completion certificate of the program
TOEFL-Paper Based* 550 550
TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised* 46 60
TOEFL-Internet Based*** 61 79
IELTS* 5.5 6.0
PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) 43 56
iTEP Academic Plus* 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
Duolingo English Test 90 105

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

**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years.

***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.