English Language Proficiency Requirement

Success at Johnson State College, for all students, requires proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English. For this reason, English Language Learner (ELL) students seeking admission to Johnson State College must demonstrate their proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) , International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Pearson tests.

 

Score Requirements for Undergraduate Applicants

 

TOEFL iBT test score of 65 or better, IELTS score of 5.5 or better or Pearson test score of 46 or better.

You may be required to expand your proficiency in English. Typically you will need to enroll in a two-semester sequence of ESL courses in writing, reading, grammar, listening and speaking during your 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.

Exceptions to taking the test 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.

Score Requirements for Graduate Applicants

TOEFL iBT test score of 80 or better, IELTS scores of 6 or better or Pearson test score of 53 or better.

Official TOEFL scores must be submitted to Johnson State College from the Educational Testing Service. A photocopy of a student’s TOEFL scores will not be accepted.

Our institutional code for the TOEFL is 3766.