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English Language Proficiency

Proof of English language proficiency must be submitted by applicants at the time of application. You must have evidence of English language proficiency sent directly to the Admissions Office. Proficiency may be demonstrated by any one 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 at: TOEFL.
  • International English Language Test System (IELTS)*
    Minimum required score is 6.5. Arrangements to take the IELTS can be found at: IELTS.
  • ACT
    Minimum required scores are as follows: English 19, Reading 19.
    Arrangements to take the ACT exam can be found at: ACT.
  • SAT
    Minimum required scores for tests taken after March 2016 are as follows: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 440.
    Arrangements to take the SAT exam can be found at: SAT.
  • Completion of a minimum of six (6) credit hours of English composition with a "C" or better from an accredited American higher education institution.
  • Completion of certain IB English courses. Applicants who have completed any of the courses listed below (apart from the ab initio) will not be required to the TOEFL, IELTS or any other language proficiency assessments as part of the CSC admissions procedures:

Group 1 - Studies in Language and Literature
English courses available in this group are:
   - English A: Literature Higher level
   - English A: Literature Standard level
   - English A: Language and Literature Higher level
   - English A: Language and Literature Standard Level
   - Literature and Performance Standard level

Group 2 - Language Acquisition
English courses available in this group are:
   - English B: Higher level
   - English B: Standard level
   - English ab initio: Standard level

  • Successful completion of a CSC-recognized intensive English language training program within two years of application at a level CSC determines equivalent to the TOEFL or IELTS exams. Acceptable English language program providers at: CSC-Approved English Language Providers.

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.

*TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, and SAT 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:
Admissions Office
Chadron State College
1000 Main Street
Crites Hall
Chadron, NE 69337 USA

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