Non-Native Speakers

All non-native English speakers need to provide evidence that they have attained a proficiency in the English language satisfactory to our admissions requirements and to our ability to serve them through our current ESL support services. Non-native speakers seeking admission to Johnson State College may demonstrate their proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Official TOEFL scores must be submitted to Johnson State College from the Educational Testing Service; a photocopy of TOEFL scores will not be accepted.

Score Requirements for Undergraduate Applicants

Students with TOEFL test scores between 500-549, or 61-80, on the internet-based test will be required to expand their proficiency in English. Typically, these students will enroll in a two-semester sequence of ESL courses in writing and reading, grammar, and listening and speaking during their first year at JSC.

Exceptions to the TOEFL requirement may be made for students who have had the opportunity to use spoken and written English for a sustained period of time either through life experiences or through post-secondary education. Students who have been granted a waiver of the TOEFL requirement may be required to pursue 12-15 credits of ESL course work during their first year of study.

Our institutional code for the TOEFL is 3766.