Learn more about English proficiency requirements for the International Student Program.
International students must be reasonably proficient in reading, writing and speaking English in order to benefit from instruction at the college level.
Students from non-English speaking countries will either need to provide proof of sufficient language skills, or attend the intensive English program here at El Camino. New students may demonstrate their English language proficiency by submitting passing scores for Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or any of the below accepted forms of proof to the ISP office.
The El Camino College code for the TOEFL and other tests is 4302.
|TOEFL||45-IBT, 450-Paper (www.ets.org/toefl)|
|IELTS||4.5 or higher (www.ielts.org)|
|TOEIC||620 or higher (www.ets.org)|
|EIKEN||2a or higher (www.eiken-ryugaku.com)|
|iTEP||3.0 or higher (www.iTEPexam.com)|
|DUOLINGO||75 or higher (www.duolingo.com)|
Test scores must be recent (no more than two years old).
|ECLA||Completed level 3 (www.elcamino.edu/academics/langacad)|
|LSI||Level 5 or higher (www.languagesystems.com)|
|ELS||Level 109 or higher (www.els.com)|
|ASPECT||Level 5 (www.aspectworld.com)|
|EF||B2-3 or higher (www.ef.com)|
|GEOS||Level 6 or higher (www.geosla.net)|
|FLS||Level 14 or higher (www.fls.net)|
|MENTOR||Completed highest level (www.mentoresl.net)|
|AOI||Completed highest level (www.aoicollege.com)|
|AEC||Completed level 6 (www.aec.edu)|
|ALC||Completed level 105 (www.international.uclaextension.edu/alc)|
|KAPLAN||Completed level B2 or higher (www.kaplan.com)|
|AELS||Completed level 5 or higher (https://www.aels.edu/)|
Students may be exempt from providing English proficiency if they:
All new students must also take the English Department's Placement Test to determine a placement level in ESL or English. Placement testing is part of the orientation schedule, but students who wish to take the placement tests before orientation may do so by contacting the International Student Program office for testing information at email@example.com.