International Admission Requirements

Optional and highly recommended

TOEFL/IELTS Requirements for admission

Additional English Proficiency Requirements for Academic Programs:

International students whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English before being admitted to the college academic program. Students who have not demonstrated proficiency are required to take classes in GRCC's Intensive English Program.

English proficiency can be demonstrated by meeting any one of the following:

  1. TOEFL 61/173/500 or higher on the international TOEFL or GRCC institutional TOEFL. Institutional TOEFL scores from EF, ELS, CJR, Aspect, Vista, Kaplan, Japan College of Foreign Language (JFL) and Osaka college of Foreign Languages (OCFL) are accepted. Institutional TOEFL scores from any other institution or school are not recognized. When sending official TOEFL scores, please use GRCC TOEFL school code 4337.
  2.  Academic placement on the GRCC IESL Placement Test. Only a score of 85 or higher on the Multiple Choice section of the IESL Placement Test and an academic level proficiency on both the written essay and oral test is considered an indication of academic-level standing.
  3.  Successful completion of all GRCC IESL Academic Preparation (Level 5) classes. If a student has completed one or more IESL Academic Preparation classes, the student may begin academic studies*. Students completing the IESL with the intent of going on to GRCC academic classes must begin their academic studies within two quarters of having completed the IESL. (*Students are required to consult with an IP advisor as to conditions and terms governing IESL/Academic splits)
  4.  IELTS of 5.5 with no band lower than 5.0. Note: Only IELTS scores from tests administered outside of the USA will be accepted.
  5.  Official SAT Score of not lower that WRITING 380 AND READING 350
  6.  EAP passing score from Victoria University-Sichuan University
  7.  iTEP Academic score of Level 5 or better
  8.  Cambridge General Certificate of Education (GCE) O level passing score in English
  9.  High Intermediate Level passing score from Converse International School of Languages
  10.  Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) Completion of English 10 @ CSU Fresno with a grade of C or higher
  11.  Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) of no lower than 46
  12. STEP/EIKEN score of Grade Pre-1 or better
  13.  A score of  C in either the Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE)
  14.  International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) English (not ESL) score of C or higher
  15.  Academic-level transfer students only: placement in or completion of English 101 or higher, at an accredited English-language college or university. Academic standing at another institution is not recognized without English proficiency. Placement in English 101 does not constitute completion of the English proficiency requirement for GRCC IESL students.
  16.  Completion of the appropriate ESL level at these schools:
        Aspect International Language Academies - Advanced Level or Institutional TOEFL Report
        EF International Language School - Upper Intermediate 2 Level (B2-3) or Institutional TOEFL or IBT Report
        ELS Language Schools - Level 109, Advanced, or Institutional TOEFL Report
        FLS - Level 7
        Kaplan English Programs - Advanced Level Completion Letter
        Embassy CES - Intermediate Level
        St. Giles International English Language Academy - Level 6
        EC USA - Upper Intermediate level
  17.  Secondary Education. Official high school completion diploma from accredited institutions in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom or the United States indicating a passing score in English.
    a. Denmark: A minimum grade of 7 in A-level English and 10 in B-level English (new scale); grade of 11 in English in Stream B, Technical Path
    b. Finland: High School English grade 8 or higher
    c. Germany: Gymansium/Abitur of 7 or higher in LF classes; without LF, a grade of 10 or higher
    d. Netherlands: VWO: 6 or higher; HAVO: 7 or higher; MBO: 7 or higher
    e. Norway: High School English grade of 4 or higher
    f. Sweden: Upper Secondary School: VG
    g. Singapore: Completion of  N level or higher


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New students who use GRCC's I-20 to enter the U.S. must:

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