International Pathway Program (Undergraduate Studies)

International students who do not meet the English proficiency requirement for undergraduate admission at PLU are encouraged to join the University community through the International Pathway Program (IPP).

To join the  International Pathway Program (IPP), students are required to submit the following:

  • A completed IPP application
  • School Records:
    • Documentation of completion of secondary school. For incoming freshmen international students, official secondary school records are required.
    • An official school record (transcript) with English translation from all colleges or universities attended in the United States, home country, or other country.
  • Evidence of English proficiency:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 497 (paper test format), 170 (computer-based), 59 (internet-based), or either
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.5
      • Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a minimum score of 44
  • A completed International Student Declaration of Finances.

Students have up to twelve months to complete the IPP. Upon completion of the IPP, students will be considered for admission to undergraduate study at PLU. For more information, please contact PLU International Admission at 1.253.535.7264 or email: