Learn English > ITA Exam ITA Exam Do you need to take the ITA exam? Washington state law requires any international graduate student at WSU who is a non-native English speaker and who will be appointed as a teaching assistant to meet a minimum spoken English language proficiency requirement. If a student does not meet the English language proficiency requirement, they must take an ITA examination; however, most incoming international graduate students do meet this requirement upon admission, so do NOT need to take an ITA exam. At the time of admissions and matriculation, programs cannot require English language proficiency exams or an ITA exam if a student meets options A, B, or C in the English Language Proficiency Requirements outlined in the Graduate School Policies and Procedures. The graduate program director may require an ITA exam at any later point if concerns arise.Start the questionnaire Not all international teaching assistants need to take the ITA exam. Find out if you do by answering the following questions.ExemptionsIf you are an international research assistant, you do NOT need to take an ITA exam.If you are an international staff assistant, you do NOT need to take an ITA exam.Are you an international teaching assistant? Yes No Do you hold citizenship in a country listed on the Graduate School's exemption list (below)? Yes No Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Overseas Territories, British Virgin Islands, Botswana, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Montserrat, Nigeria, New Zealand, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, or the United KingdomDo you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States? Yes No Do you hold a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where English is the medium of instruction? Yes No Have you demonstrated spoken English proficiency by achieving a test score at or above those required by your graduate program? Yes No Find your graduate program.TOEFL Essentials: Minimum Score 8; Sub-score Listening, 8-9: Speaking 8-9. TOEFL (PBT): Minimum Score 540; Sub-score Listening, 55. TOEFL (iBT): Minimum Score 75; Sub-score Listening, 17, Speaking, 20. IELTS: Minimum Score 6.5; Sub-score Listening, 6.5; Speaking, 6.0. Duolingo: Minimum Score 105; Sub-score Conversation, 110. C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency: Minimum Score 176. Michigan English Test (MET): Minimum Score 52. Pearson Test for English (PTEA): Minimum Score 56. International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP): Minimum Score 4.5. You do NOT need to take the ITA exam. Nothing further is required. You DO need to take the ITA exam.You do NOT need to take the ITA exam.Questions? If you are a student and have any questions about scheduling, registration, preparation, or your exam results, please contact your department.If you are an ITA representative, contact the IALC if you have any questions regarding ITA exam procedures.NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.