Location, Hours & Phone
1st floor, Student Services Center
Mon – Thu: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Weekends and Holidays
International Student Program
15744 Golden West Street
Huntington Beach, CA,
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English Proficiency Requirement for International Admission
International students whose native language is not English must demonstrate sufficient knowledge of English to benefit from instruction at the college level. One of the following options is required at the time of application.
English Proficiency Tests
Applicants must submit official exam results not more than 2 years old at the time of application.
IELTS: International English Language Testing System
Minimum Score: 5.5
For More Information: www.ielts.org
ITEP: Academic International Test of English Proficiency
Minimum Score: 3.5
For More Information: www.itepexam.com
PTE: Academic Pearson Test of English
Minimum Score: 45
For More Information: www.pearsonpte.com
STEP‐Eiken: EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency
Minimum Score: Pre-First Grade
For More Information: www.stepeiken.org
TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet‐Based Test
Minimum Score: 61
For More Information: www.toefl.org
GTEC CBT: Global Test of English Communication, Computer Based Testing
Minimum Score: 1051
For More Information: http://www.versation.com/gtec-form
Duolingo: Test for English
Minimum Score: 90 (1st attempt only)
For more information: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants
Successful completion of the indicated class level at one of our partner schools below is an accepted form of English demonstration.
KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE CAMPUS
HIGH INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, IRVINE
English proficiency may also be demonstrated by successful completion of prior post‐secondary coursework in English/ESL. Official post‐secondary transcripts are required.
Applicants applying from within the U.S., who are unable to demonstrate English proficiency in any other way, may request to take the Golden West College Placement Test. Sufficient scores on the GWC Placement test at the time of application will be considered for the purpose of admission.
Questions? Please email the International Student Program office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 714‐895‐8146.