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Proof of English Proficiency
  • NSC does not require the TOEFL or IELTS test scores for admission.
  • However, if you have any of the following with the minimum described below, you will be eligible to register in college-level courses. 
  • **Test or course must have been completed within 2 years for placement.
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  • TOEFL iBT Score (ETS Code: 4554)** 
  • 72-73 (no section below 18): English 101
  • 64-71 (no section below 17): English 99/101
  • 64-71 (no section below 15): English 98
  • 56-63 (no section below 14): English 97
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  • IELTS Score**
  • 6.0 (no section below 5.5): English 101
  • 6.0 (no section below 5.0): English 99/101
  • 5.5 (no section below 5.0): English 98
  • 5.5 (no section below 4.5): English 97
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  • Asset Test Scores**
  • Reading 43 or above & Writing 45 or above: English 101
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  • Accuplacer Test Scores**
  • Reading 86 or above & Sentence skills 86 or above: English 101
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  • SAT Reading & Writing **
  • Combined Read/Writing Score of 510 or above: English 101
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  • ACT Reading & Writing**
  • Reading 19 or above & English 19 or above: English 101
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  • Smarter Balanced
  • 3-4: English 101
  • 2 (minimum grade of B or higher in a statewide English senior year college readiness course): English 101
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  • US High School completion**
  • Cum GPA 2.5 or higher: English 101
  • Cum GPA 2.5 or higher: English 99/101
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  • Completed English 98 at NSC, SCC or SSC
  • Grade 2.5 or above (provide transcript): English 101
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  • Completed English 101 @ another US college
  • Grade 1.0 or above (provide transcript): English 101
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  • Completed English 102 @ another US college
  • Any grade: English 101
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  • English 98 completion
  • Grade of 2.5 – 4.0: English 101
  • Grade of 2.0 – 2.4: English 99/101
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  • English 97 completion
  • Grade of 3.0 – 4.0: English 99/101
  • Grade of 2.0 – 2.9: English 98
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  • Intensive English (IEP Level 5)
  • Grade of 2.0 or above OR placement of IEP Level 6: English 97
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  • Intensive English (IEP Level 6)Grade of 2.0 – 2.9: English 98
  • Grade of 3.0 or above: English 99/101
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