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Please review the following information in order to successfully complete your GSI application.  For Summer 2020, the Intensive English Program is only open to students with Conditional Admission to Stony Brook University who place into the Advanced Level for Language Proficiency (details below).


COVID-19 UPDATE:  Due to the escalating COVID-19 situation in New York, GSI is moving to an online-only format for Summer 2020. Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for details before submitting your GSI application.


You must be at least 17 years old prior to the start of your program.

Academic Status

Degree-seeking students that have completed one semester at Stony Brook are not eligible for the Global Academic Program.

Language Proficiency

Program Test Scores No Test Scores
Global Certificate Program Not required Not required
Global Academic Program iBT: 80
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 53
CET: 6
Duolingo: 105*
If you do not have any exam scores,
you can request a placement exam via Skype.
GSI Placement Exam via Skype
Intensive English Program iBT: 70-79
IELTS: 6.0
Duolingo: 100-104*

*Stony Brook University has temporarily approved the use of the Duolingo English Test for students affected by test center closures due to the Novel Coronavirus.