English as a Second Language

Students in class

Students whose native language is not English will be required to take the Oxford Online ESL Placement Test. The test consists of a Use of English and Listening section. Students are also required to write an essay.

Exemptions include TOEFL scores of at least 54 iBT, IELTS overall band score of 5.5, or new redesigned SAT (beginning March 2016) Evidenced-Based Reading/Writing score of 450.

Test scores are valid for one year. Students who are absent from the college for a period of more than 12 months must retake the Oxford Online ESL Placement Test to reevaluate students' skills. For exceptional circumstances, students may inquire about retesting through the Testing Office.