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Proof of English Proficiency


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/.

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.
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

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

Asset Test Scores
Reading 43 or above & Writing 45 or above: English 101

Accuplacer Test Scores
Reading 86 or above & Sentence skills 86 or above: English 101

SAT Reading & Writing
Combined Read/Writing Score of 510 or above: English 101

ACT Reading & Writing
Reading 19 or above & English 19 or above: English 101

Smarter Balanced
3-4: English 101
2 (minimum grade of B or higher in a statewide English senior year college readiness course): English 101

US High School completion
Cum GPA 2.5 or higher: English 101
Cum GPA 2.0 or higher: English 99/101

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

Completed English 101 @ another US college
Grade 1.0 or above (provide transcript): English 101

Completed English 102 @ another US college
Any grade (provide transcript): English 101

English 97 completion
Grade of 3.0 – 4.0: English 99/101
Grade of 2.0 – 2.9: English 98

Intensive English (IEP Level 6)
Grade of 3.0 or above: English 99/101
Grade of 2.0 - 2.9: English 98

Reciprocity
For information regarding reciprocity, see NSC Advising Office.