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International students whose first language is not English are required to submit an English language proficiency exam result for full admission to study. Students wishing to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree must obtain a minimum score according to the language test chosen. Please note, we do not consider any conversion between TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or iTEP, we accept the score provided as is. For more information and details regarding our English language requirements (including minimum scores), see the chart below.

Admission - Full Academic Program Minimums



PTE Academic



Undergraduate: 69+

Graduate: 79+

Undergraduate: 5.5

Graduate: 6.0

Undergraduate:  45

Graduate:  52

Undergraduate:  3.5

Graduate:  3.7

Undergraduate: 95

Graduate: 100 

* The IEP and Office of Global Education reserve the right to request a student to take the IEP Placement Exam to verify a submitted test score. The IEP and Office of Global Education will use their discretion when placing students. 

Any student who successfully passes Advanced Level of the Intensive English Program will be admitted to full academic study and will not be required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. 

Students who are interested in studying in the IEP in order to improve their English skills but who are not seeking a degree from Mississippi College can apply for IEP-only admission. IEP-only admitted students will also take the IEP Placement Exam and placed accordingly based on their performance. 


All prospective students should apply on-line at After creating an account, you can submit your personal information, upload transcripts, financial guarantees, copies of your passport and visa (if applicable). You can also pay the $50 application fee through Flywire. 

See Admissions under Future Students for more admissions information.

IEP Placement Test

The Mississippi College Intensive English Program Placement Test is designed to assess a student's English language skill. The Reading, Listening, Grammar and Vocabulary sections are multiple choice and provide the IEP with a clear understanding of a student's proficiency level. There is also a written component consisting of a timed essay. Based a student's performance on this placement test, he/she will be placed into either the Intensive English Program or the Link Program (please visit our Classes page for more detailed information on the specific IEP classes).

Please, see the IEP Handbook for more information regarding placement and exit scores.


Full-Time Students (20 hours per week)

IEP Tuition is $8,000 per year for tuition plus books.  This is $4000.00 per semester for full-time students. This tuition covers 20 contact hours of instruction, IEP student activities, and access to all Mississippi College student services. There is also a student space enhancement fee of $123 per semester. Additionally, Mississippi College charges each full-time student a $59.00 Health Services fee each semester which entitles the student to visit the Baptist Clinic at the Baptist Healthplex on Mississippi College campus where they can seek health care from a Board Certified Nurse Practictioner. Visits to the Healthplex are free. There will be a nominal fee for lab work. 

Part-time Students (6-14 hours per week)

Students who would like to study in the IEP but are not on an F1 visa (please contact our International Student Advisor, Ms. Wen Jones,, for more information on visa regulations) have the option to study part-time. Part-time students take one or two IEP classes--either Reading & Vocabulary or Listening & Speaking or Writing & Grammar. The fees for part-time students (per session) is:

Tuition for 1 IEP Course: $2000

Tuition for 2 IEP Courses: $3000

Tuition for 3 IEP Courses (i.e. full-time): $4000

Please contact the IEP,, for more information about tuition for part-time students.