Non-English Speakers

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency as evidenced through the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IELTS):

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 460 (paper-based test), 140 (computer-based test) or 48 (Internet-based test) OR IELTS score of six (6) in all areas is required for admission.
  • Those students whose official TOEFL score is between 460-499 (paper-based test), 140-173 (computer-based test), or 48-61 (Internet-based test) will be required to enter the Learning Support Services English and Reading Programs.
  • Those students with TOEFL scores of 500 (paper-based test), 174 (computer-based test), or 62 (internet-based test) or above will be allowed to enroll in standard college-level courses provided the student has passed the English and Reading placement test administered to all incoming students.
  • Those students whose official IELTS score is 7-8 in all areas will be required to enter the Learning Support Services English and Reading programs.
  • Those students whose official IELTS score is nine (9) in all areas will be allowed to enroll in standard college-level courses provided the student has passed the English and Reading placement test administered to all incoming students.
  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language may be waived if students have completed English Composition at a regionally accredited college or university within the United States and earned a grade of "C" or better.
  • International students are subject to the Placement Examination criteria.