English and Math International Student Placement

As per SBHE Policy 402.9, international students seeking entry into MATH 103 – College Algebra or higher and ENGL 110 - College Composition I must demonstrate Math and English Language competencies indicative of their potential to succeed in the courses.

An applicant whose native language is not English is required to complete satisfactorily the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English Language.  English proficiency may be demonstrated by: (IBT) TOEFL must equal 71 or higher (School code – 6477), IELTS must equal 6.0 or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE-A) score of 50 or higher, Pearson (CLEM, CREAM & others) English - 70, SAT Writing subtest 430 (taken prior to February 2016), or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 480 (taken after February 2016).

The following countries are TOEFL exempt: American Samoa, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Granada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Jamaica, Ireland, New Zealand, Liberia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, the Virgin Islands and all U.S. Trust Territories.