International students in F-1 status are required to show proof of English. Students can demonstrate English proficiency by meeting ONE of the following criteria.
Students can submit a qualifying exam score that is less than 2 years old.
|English Language Exams Accepted||Minimal Scores|
|IELTS||6.0 overall with 5.5 reading and 6.0 writing|
|iBT Special Home Edition||61 (test not available in Mainland China and Iran)|
|PTE (Pearson Test of English)||45|
|GTEC (Global Test of English Communication)||1190|
|Cambridge English Language Assessment||175+ on C1 Advanced or C2 Peoficiency Exam|
|Itep||175+ on C1 Advanced or C2 Peoficiency Exam|
West Valley College ESL Placement Test with resulting score at Level 963 or higher
Contact Terri Eppley at terri.eppleyFREEWEST_VALLEY to schedule the placement test.
You have a certification of completion of the appropriate level from any accredited U.S. intensive English language school.
Partner Language Schools
|School||Location||Level to Complete||Phone|
|The IIS Intensive English Program at Mission College||Santa Clara, CA||Level Dfirstname.lastname@example.org||(408) 855-5110|
|San Jose State University International Gateways||San Jose, CA||Level email@example.com||(408) 924-2660|
|Golden Gate College||Campbell, CA||Level firstname.lastname@example.org||(408) 274-9954|
|You have completed or will complete one of the following||Submit|
|Secondary Education in an English-Speaking Country||Transcript & Diploma|
|International High School Diploma||Transcript & School Letter|
|Degree from a College or University in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand||Official Transcript|
|Nordic Gymnasium English B with Grade of “VG” or “MVG”||Official Transcript|
|All Years of Study in Singapore||Official Transcript|