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Proof of English Proficiency

If your native language is not English, you must submit proof of English proficiency by one of the following methods (test scores must not be more than eighteen months old):

TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) scores:

  • 500 paper-based test (pBT)
  • 61 internet-based test (iBT)

The TOEFL code for BCTC is 1474. Please visit the TOEFL website for more information.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score:

  • 6 Overall Band Score

Please visit the IELTS website for more information.

Completed an approved ESL (English Second Language) Program:

  • Official documents showing completion of an English Second Language Program at Eastern Kentucky University, University of Louisville, or University of Kentucky.

Completed ENG101 and ENG102 at another college or university:

  • Official transcripts showing completion of both ENG101 and ENG102 with a grade "B" or higher.

ESL (English Second Language) Admission

If you do not meet the above requirements you may still be admitted to the college to take ESL courses if you can submit proof of English proficiency by one of the following methods (test scores must not be more than eighteen months old):

TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) scores:

  • 400 paper-based test (pBT) for ESL only
  • 32 internet-based test (iBT) for ESL only

The TOEFL code for BCTC is 1474. Please visit the TOEFL website for more information.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service) score:

  • 4 Overall Band Score for ESL only

Please visit the IELTS website for more information.