English Language Proficiency (TOEFL)
1. Students who have a TOEFL iBT score of 80 or higher when applying for admission will be interviewed by an English as Second Language (ESL) instructor before classes begin to determine speaking proficiency in English. Students may be required to take ESL courses in order to fulfill the Global Language Proficiency requirement.
2. Students who submit a TOEFL iBT score lower than 80 when applying for admission will complete (with a grade of C or better) two semesters of ESL at CSB/SJU.
ELS Language Centers
International students needing intensive English instruction prior to enrollment are referred to one of the 45 ELS Language Centers in the United States. Completion of level 112 is accepted as proof of English proficiency. The nearest ELS language center to CSB/SJU is located in St. Paul, Minnesota (a 1.5 hour drive from CSB/SJU) but students may attend any of the centers across the country. For more information contact Elaine Matyi at the ELS program at: [email protected] or at 651-962-5990 (phone) or 651-962-5991 (fax).