If English is not your native language, you must prove English language competency through one of the following:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). A minimum composite score of 57 (internet based), 163 (computer based), or 487 (paper based) is required. or,
IELTS (International English Language Test). A minimum score of 5.0 or better is required. or,
TOEIC (Test of English for International Communications). A minimum score of 850 or better is required. or,
EIKEN/STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency). A minimum score of Pre-1 or better is required. or,
Official verification of successful completion of another nationally-recognized test of English competency, or
Proof of successful completion of an advanced level of English at an approved English language center in the United States with a grade point average of 2.0 or above, or
Successful completion of
Central Washington University's English as a Second Language Program (UESL) program. A TOEFL or other test would not be required, or
Three (3) credits of college level English composition from an accredited U.S. college or university with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or
Proof of successful completion of at least 3 years of high school English in the United States.
TOEFL, IDLTS, TOEIC, and STEP tests must have been taken within two years immediately preceding the requested quarter of admission. Prospective students applying from abroad must submit official test score reports to the college.
Please note that all new students are required to complete a placement test (COMPASS) in English and math after arriving and before they enroll in their first quarter at Yakima Valley Community College. (See Once You're Accepted)