English Proficiency Requirement for International Admission

International Students and Intercultural Programs

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.

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English Proficiency Tests

Applicants must submit official exam results not more than 2 years old at the time of application.


 

International English Language Testing System logo

IELTS: International English Language Testing System
Minimum Score: 5.5
For More Information: www.ielts.org


 

Academic International Test of English Proficiency logo

ITEP: Academic International Test of English Proficiency
Minimum Score: 3.5
For More Information: www.itepexam.com


 

Academic Pearson Test of English logo

PTE: Academic Pearson Test of English
Minimum Score: 45
For More Information: www.pearsonpte.com


 

EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiencylogo

STEP‐Eiken: EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency
Minimum Score: Pre-First Grade
For More Information: www.stepeiken.org


 

Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet‐Based Test logo

TOEFL iBT: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet‐Based Test
Minimum Score: 61
For More Information: www.toefl.org


 

Global Test of English Communication, Computer Based Testing

GTEC CBT: Global Test of English Communication, Computer Based Testing
Minimum Score: 1075
For More Information: http://www.versation.com/gtec-form



Language Schools

Successful completion of the indicated class level at one of our partner schools below is an accepted form of English demonstration.


AMERICAN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE
CSU LONG BEACH

www.ccpe.csulb.edu/alicie‐apply@csulb.edu
562‐985‐8424
LEVEL 4


EF EDUCATION FIRST
REDONDO BEACH & MULTIPLE

www.ef.edu/ilsd/
schools
ils.losangeles@ef.com
310‐540‐2550
LEVEL B2‐2


IEC @ OCC
Orange Coast College

https://iec-occ.edu/
occinternational@cccd.edu
714-432-5940
LEVEL ADVANCED B


LASC LANGUAGE SCHOLASTICS
IRVINE & MULTIPLE

www.lascusa.cominfo@lascusa.com
949‐756‐0321
LEVEL 7


ELS ENGLISH PROGRAMS LA VERNE & MULTIPLE
www.els.edu/en/
ELSCenters
lav@els.edu
909‐593‐5555
LEVEL 109


KAPLAN INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH
GOLDEN WEST COLLEGE CAMPUS

https://www.kaplaninternational.com/united-states/huntington-beach/golden-west-college
949‐651‐1165
HIGH INTERMEDIATE LEVEL


UCI EXTENSION
ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, IRVINE

ip.extension.uci.eduip@extension.uci.edu
949‐824‐5991
LEVEL 5


COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ESL PROGRAM, FOUNTAIN VALLEY

www.coastline.eduinternational
@coastline.edu

714‐241‐6141
LEVEL 4A


FLS INTERNATIONAL
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

www.fls.netinfo@fls.net
626‐795‐2912
LEVEL 7


LSI LANGUAGE SYSTEMS INT’L
FULLERTON & MULTIPLE

www.language
systems.co
oc@language
systems.com

714‐572‐1771
LEVEL 6


UCLA EXTENSION
AMERICAN LANGUAGE CENTER, LOS ANGELES

www.ucla
extension.edu/alc
alcenroll@ucla
extension.edu

310‐825‐9068
LEVEL 105


OTHER

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 isp@gwc.cccd.edu, or call 714‐895‐8146.