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English Proficiency Requirement

Sufficient English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting one of the following:

  • Official transcripts from an accredited U.S. college or university showing successful completion of coursework including a college-level writing course (not ESOL).

  • Official records from a foreign high school or higher education institution where English is the primary language of instruction may indicate English proficiency.

  • TOEFL paper 530; TOEFL IBT 71; TOEIC 700; or IELTS 6.0 or ACCUPLACER ESL 120 allow students to take the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) test for admission into college-transfer courses. Scores are valid for two years.

  • Students who have recently taken approved college assessment tests (ACT, SAT, STAAR, TAKS, TAAS) may be exempt from may be exempt from all, or part of, the TSI Assessment. See http://www.lonestar.edu/placement-testing-info.htm for more information.

  • Students who do not meet one of the above requirements for English proficiency, must take the ESOL Program's placement test for admission into the ESOL Program. Minimum scores on approved ESOL tests for admission into the Lone Star College ESOL Program are: TOEFL 347; TOEFL IBT 19, IELTS 2, TOEIC 255, ACCUPLACER ESL 46.