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International Students English Language Requirements

Skagit Valley College does not require you to have a TOEFL score/NO TOEFL policy

If you do not have a TOEFL score you will be given an English placement test before registering for classes. Students whose test results show skills adequate for college work will be excused from English as a Second Language (ESL). Others will be required to take ESL classes until the language requirement have been met.

The results of the English Placement test will determine your placement in any one of three different areas of study: Intensive English, Advanced Level, Advanced Plus Level, or Regular.

If you have a TOEFL or IELTS score, the chart below shows your placement:

*TOEFL=Test of English as a Foreign Language
**IELTS=International English Language Testing System

Description of levels:

  1. Intensive English: You can be placed in one of four levels. Each level takes three months (one quarter) to complete.
  2. Advanced Level: Students at the advanced level are considered matriculated college students. Classes at the advanced level consist of a combination of academic and English preparatory classes. These classes are pre-selected and some count toward your graduation requirement for your degree.
  3. Advanced Plus Level: Like the Advanced Level, these classes are a combination of academic and English preparatory. In addition, you have the flexibility to select classes that meet your graduation requirements.
  4. Regular: Students will be allowed to take regular SVC courses.

Question

Do you have questions about the different program levels? Answers to questions below are linked to the Frequently Asked Section of our web site. For any other questions, please send an email to: internationaladmissions@skagit.edu.

Q: What do classes in the Advanced Level Program consist of?
A: For details, click on the following link: Advanced Level

Q: What do classes in the Advanced Plus Level Program consist of?
A: For details, click on the following link: Advanced Plus Level

Q: What do classes in the Regular Program consist of?
A: For details, click on the following link: Regular Program