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English Language Proficiency

Although BCC does NOT require TOEFL, if your native language is not English, you must demonstrate an acceptable English language proficiency to be considered for admission. This requirement can be met by (1) submitting a minimum TOEFL score of 32 iBT (97 computer-based), (400 paper-based) OR (2) submitting official academic records which show the successful completion of at least four years of English language study at the secondary or higher level.

A placement test is given upon arrival at the College to determine the appropriate English course level to enroll. Students who score at our lower or intermediate English proficiency level usually 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 study. (See page 3 below for more information). Students who submit a TOEFL score of 70 iBT (197 computer-based), (527 paper-based) or better can generally begin the regular academic curriculum in their program of study if they have the appropriate academic background. The College's placement test is used in conjunction with the TOEFL score will help determine appropriate course placement.