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Proof of English Proficiency
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores are not required 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

  • Note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test. The test is identical to the TOEFL iBT test offered at a test center, but taken on your own computer at home and monitored by a human proctor online. For more details, please visit https://www.ets.org/s/cv/toefl/at-home/.

  • 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
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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
  • Grade 2.0 - 2.4 or above (provide transcript): English 99/101
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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 (provide transcript): English 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 6)
  • Grade of 2.0 - 2.9: English 98
  • Grade of 3.0 or above: English 99/101
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  • Reciprocity
  • For information regarding reciprocity, see NSC Advising Office.