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English Language Proficiency

Proof of English language proficiency must be submitted by applicants at the time of application. If English is not your first language, you must have evidence of English language proficiency sent directly to the OIE. Proficiency may be demonstrated by any of the following.

Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The minimum required score is:

  • 550 with no section score less than 56 (paper based)
  • 79/80 (Internet based)
  • 213 with no section score less than 22 (computer based)

Arrangements to take the TOEFL can be found on the TOEFL page.

International English Language Test System (IELTS)
The minimum required score is 6.5
Arrangements to take the IELTS can be found on the IELTS page.

ACT
The minimum required scores are as follows: English 19, Reading 19
Arrangements to take the ACT exam can be found on the ACT page.

SAT
The minimum SAT scores for tests taken after May 2007 are as follows: Reading 440, English/Writing 440
Arrangements to take the SAT exam can be found on the SAT page.

*TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years from the date the test was taken.
**The Chadron State College school code for TOEFL, IELTS, and SAT is 6466.
***The Chadron State college school code for ACT is 2466 and for the SAT is 6466.
Official test results must be sealed and mailed directly by the examination organization to:

Office of International Education
Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Crites Hall
Chadron, NE 69337 USA

Exception to the Language Proficiency Requirement
Evidence of proficiency other than those listed above may be determined as follows:

  1. International applicants who have completed a minimum of six (6) credit hours of English composition with a “C” or better from an accredited American higher education institution; or, who provide evidence of successful completion of a recognized intensive English program are exempt from the requirement to provide evidence of English language proficiency.
  2. Applicants who have successfully completed a CSC-approved intensive English program within two years of application to CSC.
  3. Students who are enrolled at CSC through a formal partnership agreement with a non-English institution which attests to the student’s proficiency are exempt.
  4. Applicant’s from exempted countries. English Proficiency Exempt Countries

CSC reserves the right to require additional testing of any incoming student’s English skills. If it is determined that additional English studies are necessary, you may be required to take the appropriate intensive English program courses prior to, or concurrent with, enrolling in CSC academic programs. Refusal to do so, or failure to successfully complete it, may result in dismissal from CSC.

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