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Proof of English Proficiency

In order to be admitted to Bluegrass Community and Technical College, all students whose native language is not English must provide official and recent (may not be older than 18 months old) documentation of English proficiency.  The Office of Admissions will not accept scanned copies, unofficial transcripts of English programs, or photocopies of results.

Test

Minimum Requirement for Admission

TOEFL (Test of English as s Foreign Language)

500 paper-based test (pBT)

61 internet-based test (iBT)

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

6 Overall Band Score

MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)

73 or higher

Completed ESL Program at University of Kentucky or University of Louisville

Official documentation of program completion

Completed ENG 101 and ENG 102 at another college or university

Official transcripts showing completion of classes with grade “B” or higher

For further information about the TOEFL exam, visit the TOEFL website. The BCTC TOEFL code is 1474.
For further information about the IELTS exam, visit the IELTS website.

ESL (English Second Language) Admission

If an applicant does not meet the English proficiency requirements for college courses, they may be eligible to be admitted into English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Potential ESL students must provide official and recent (no older than 18 months) documentation of English proficiency. 

The following methods are suitable proof of English proficiency:

Test

Minimum Requirement for ESL Admission

TOEFL (Test of English as s Foreign Language)

400 paper-based test (pBT)

32 internet-based test (iBT)

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

4 Overall Band Score

For further information about the TOEFL exam, visit the TOEFL website. The BCTC TOEFL code is 1474.
For further information about the IELTS exam, visit the IELTS website.