San Jose City College requires that students are required to demonstrate proof of English proficiency to be considered for admission. The college currently accepts the following as proof of proficiency:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
Minimum Score: 500 paper-based; 173 electronic-based; 61 internet-based.
Scores must be sent to the college directly from Educational Testing Service.
School Code: 4686 Dept. Code: 00
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Academic Module Minimum Band Score: 6.0
List San Jose City College on IELTS application form.
Minimum Score: Grade 2A
- Completion of the prerequisite course for college level English at a U.S. institution
Students who do not meet the language proficiency requirements should consider attending an Intensive English Program that has an established partnership with SJCC. Upon completion of certain English levels or by the recommendation of the program, students will be eligible to transfer to San Jose City College without taking the standardized TOEFL exam. Students attending the following language institutes are eligible to transfer to SJCC under this partnership agreement:
EC English Language Centres (any of the 6 U.S. centers, closest is located in San Francisco, CA)
Golden Gate Language Schools (Campbell, CA)
San Jose State University International Gateways (San Jose, CA)
ELS (any of the U.S. centers)
Santa Cruz Location (831) 425-7095
Silicon Valley Location (408) 865-1164