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English Language Proficiency
All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate an acceptable English language proficiency to be considered for admission to SUNY Broome Community College. This requirement can be met by submission of:
These students must then take an English placement test (COMPASS) in reading, writing, listening, and grammar upon their arrival at SUNY Broome Community College to determine their English course level.
Students who score at the lower or intermediate English proficiency level need to enroll in full-time, intensive English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) study and continue ESL coursework each semester until an appropriate proficiency is met. Students who score or progress to an advanced English proficiency level may take regular academic courses in their program of study along with continued ESL/English study.
Students with the appropriate academic background are exempt from the placement test and may begin the regular academic curriculum in their program of study if they submit:
An EIKEN taker with a grade of 1 can start taking ENG 107; an EIKEN taker with a grade lower than 1 (i.e., Pre-1; 2; 3; 4; or 5) must take the English placement test for proper placement.