English Proficiency

The international student must submit evidence of examination of his/her ability to use the English language with a degree of proficiency which will enable him/her to benefit from instruction at College of the Sequoias (COS).

 

 English Language Proficiency Testing

 
‚ÄčEach student applying for admission on a Visa to COS will be required to provide proof of English language proficiency and the COS Placement Test. One test is required (unless student is from an English speaking country).
  • TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language - Minimum Score: 500 paper test; 173 computerized test: 61 IBT
  • APIEL - Advanced Placement International English Language - Examination Score: 3
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing System - Minimum Score: 5
Test scores are good for two years only. If test scores are older than two years, you must take the test again. The entire cost of the tests will be borne by the applicant.
 
The student will need to request that a copy of their TOEFL, APIEL or IELTS score be mailed to Mona Freeman. The code for College of the Sequoias is 4071.  
 
The results of the TOEFL, APIEL or IELTS must be on file at COS no later than April 1 for those seeking admission for the fall semester and October 1 for those seeking admission to the spring semester.

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language
Educational Testing Service
P. O. Box 6151
Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151, USA
Phone: 1-609-771-7100
http://www.toefl.org
 
APIEL - Advanced Placement International English Language
AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
 
IELTS - International English Language Testing System
http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx
 

 Exception to English Language Proficiency

 
‚ÄčIf you have not taken the TOEFL test or if your TOEFL score is less than the above minimum scores, are you interested in a CONDITIONAL admission to College of the Sequoias?
 
If Yes, you can be conditionally admitted to College of the Sequoias if you meet all our admissions requirements, except English proficiency, plus the following:
  1. You must enroll in 12 units for English as a Second Language (ESL) courses each Fall/Spring;
  2. You may not enroll in regular COS academic classes until you have received an authorization letter from your ESL instructor stating you have achieved English proficiency.
Last Updated: 1/17/2012 4:30 PM