Students whose native language is not English are required to take the Oxford Online ESL Placement Test and an essay. If exempted, students must take the next-generation ACCUPLACER placement test. Exemptions for the Oxford Online ESL Placement Test include an IELTS overall band score of 5.5, a TOEFL result of IBT54, or the required minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing SAT score.
ESL test scores are valid for one year. Students who are absent from the college for a period of more than 12 months must retake the Oxford Online ESL Placement Test and essay to reevaluate the student’s skills. For exceptional circumstances, students may inquire about resting after a 90-day time period has lapsed through the Testing Office.