International Student Services

Accepted English Proficiency Scores

English proficiency is not required to be accepted. However, students who submit the following minimum scores, will place directly into English 101 or College/High School Program.

Only original score reports are accepted. Please submit a copy of your original report when applying and bring the original to orientation.

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Direct placement into English 101 (English Composition 1)

The English placement test is waived with below test scores.

TOEFL iBT IELTS Placement Test taken within
72 (writing scaled score of 21 or higher) Overall 6.5 (6.0 or higher in each band.) ENGLISH 101 2 years
SAT Reading/Writing ACT Composite Placement Test taken within
480 or higher 22 or higher ENGLISH 101 5 years
IB Test (Higher level) Score Placement
IB English test 7, 6, 5 Credit for ENGLISH 101, Placement into ENGLISH 102
IB English test 4 Placement into ENGLISH 101
AP Test Score Placement
AP English Language and Composition 4 or higher Credit for ENGLISH 101, Placement into ENGLISH 102
AP English Language and Composition 3 Placement into ENGLISH 101

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Direct acceptance to College or High School program

Regardless of a qualifying test score, all students will need to take the Edmonds Community College English placement test upon arrival.

For test scores below these levels, placement will be determined by the student's score on the Edmonds Community College English placement test given upon arrival. A sample of the ACCUPLACER Placement test is available for practice prior to arrival.

TOEFL IBT Test taken within
54 or higher 2 years
IELTS Test taken within
5.0 in each band 2 years
CAMBRIDGE Test taken within
First Certificate Grades A, B, C 2 years
EIKEN (Step Eiken) Test taken within
Pre-1st Level 2 years
ELS Program Test taken within
Level 109 2 years
Institutional TOEFL
Not accepted
ITEP Test taken within
Level 4 2 years
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Test taken within
Score of 42 2 years

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Direct placement into Math

Math placement test is waived with below test scores.

AP Test Score Placement
AP Math 5 on Calculus AB Credit for MATH 151 and 152, Placement into MATH 153
AP Math 3, 4 on Calculus AB Credit for MATH 151, Placement into MATH 152
AP Math 2 on Calculus AB or BC Placement into MATH 151
AP Math 4, 5 on Calculus BC Credit for MATH 151 and 152, Placement into MATH 153
AP Math 3 on Calculus BC Credit for MATH 151, Placement into MATH 152
AP Math 3, 4, 5 on Statistics AP Credit for MATH 146
IB Test (Higher Level) Score Placement
IB Math Test 7 MATH 151
IB Math Test 6, 5 MATH 142
SAT Math Score PSAT Math Score Placement Test taken within
520-579 520-579 Math 097, 107, 140, 146 2 years
580 or higher 580 or higher Math 107, 140, 141, 146 2 years