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English Proficiency

Students who wish to apply to Palomar College may meet the English proficiency requirement by achieving one of the following test scores.

  • TOEFL: 470 PBT; 47 IBT (500 PBT; 61 IBT for summer applicants)
  • STEP (EIKEN): 2A
  • IELTS: 5 (6.0 for summer applicants)
  • GTEC CBT: 900 (each score must be over 180)
  • ITEP: 3.5: (5 for summer applicants)

Students with scores below the required minimum may attend a full-time English program (see below) before seeking admission.
English proficiency will be determined at Palomar College by standardized test scores listed above, language school levels and grades earned. English-as-a-Second-Language class requirements will be based on Placement Test results. Up to 8.0 units of ESL classes may be required the first semester at Palomar College.

Students should request that the TOEFL office send the score report directly to Palomar College , code #4602.

Palomar College has conditional acceptance / TOEFL waiver agreements with several local intensive English programs. Please click here to view these schools.

Palomar College no longer has an Intensive English Program on Campus