English Resources

English Language Proficiency Requirement

To be considered for admissions, students must meet the language proficiency requirement by obtaining a minimum score on one of the following exams:

  • TOEFL  School Code: 4686  Dept Code: 00  Minimum Score: 500 paper-based or 61 iBT
  • IELTS  Academic Module Minimum Band Score: 5.5
  • STEP-EIKEN Minimum Score: Step 2A
  • PTE  Academic Test Minimum Score:  42 
  • Duolingo Minimum Overall Score: 90
  • Participation in a Partner English Language Program (see below for more information)

English Language Resources

We understand that taking a standardized examination to assess your English may be challenging. We offer another option to help you meet our English Language Proficiency requirement- Participation in a Partner English Language Program. Upon completion of a certain English level in a partner’s English Language Program or by the recommendation of the program, students will be eligible to transfer to San José City College without taking the standardized exam. Students attending the following language institutes are eligible to transfer to SJCC under this partnership agreement.  

See a list of Partner Language Schools.



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