Admission of English Language Learners from the United States

Johnson State College also encourages applications from U.S. residents whose first language is not English, because students from multicultural and international backgrounds and experiences enrich the campus academic community. In addition to completing the Common Application for admission to Johnson State College and following the instructions for applying (found in this Admissions section of the catalog), English Language Learners (ELLs) should be sure to request recommendation from their high school ESL teacher as well as their guidance counselor. Submission of TOEFL scores, while not required, is strongly encouraged.

Proof of Proficiency in the English Language

In order to succeed in college-level coursework and to participate fully in campus life, English Language Learners (ELLs) will need to continue to expand their proficiency in English upon admission to JSC. First-year ELLs are therefore typically required to enroll in a sequence of ESL courses and/or tutorials. These courses and tutorials focus on Academic English -- the writing, reading, listening, and speaking skills necessary for students pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree. ELLs are assigned to this specialized, language-based coursework as determined by the ESL academic skills coordinator and the director of the Academic Advising and Career Center.