Evidence of English competency which will allow successful completion of course of study. Please submit at least one of the following (minimum scores or better):
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum composite score of 57 (internet based), 163 (computer based), or 487 (paper based) is required. or,
- IELTS (International English Language Test). A minimum score of 5.0 or better is required. or,
- TOEIC (Test of English for International Communications). A minimum score of 850 or better is required. or,
- EIKEN/STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency). A minimum score of Pre-1 or better is required. or,
- Official verification of successful completion of another nationally-recognized test of English competency, or
- Proof of successful completion of an advanced level of English at an approved English language center in the United States with a grade point average of 2.0 or above, or
- Successful completion of Central Washington University’s English as a Second Language Program (UESL) program. A TOEFL or other test would not be required, or
- Three (3) credits of college level English composition from an accredited U.S. college or university with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or
- Proof of English competency may be determined for native English speakers who completed education (primary and/or secondary) in Australia, Canada (English speaking provinces), Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, or the Unites States. Applicants who meet this native proficiency requirement must provide academic credentials, including school names and dates attended, from primary and/or secondary schools. Native English speakers from other countries (not listed) where English is the official language for their education for primary and/or secondary schools may be considered with proof of English competency documentation such as academic credentials, or
- Proof of successful completion of at least 3 years of high school English in the United States.
TOEFL, IDLTS, TOEIC, and STEP tests must have been taken within two years immediately preceding the requested quarter of admission. Prospective students applying from abroad must submit official test score reports to the college.
Please note that all new students are required to complete YVC’s placement process for English and math after arriving and before they enroll in their first quarter at Yakima Valley College.