International Intensive English Program

Improve Your English Before College

SPSCC's Intensive English Program will help you improve your English proficiency for use in academics, business, communication, careers, and culture.  You will receive personal attention, a conversation partner to improve your speaking, free tutoring, and access to the College's writing center for support with your written assignments.  There are four levels to the program.

English Placement Test

TOEFL is not required for admission.  Students will take an English placement test upon arrival at a new student orientation.  Most international students take the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) placement test especially designed for non-native speakers of English. LOEP consists of the following four sections:

  • Reading Skills (20 questions)
  • Sentence Meaning (20 questions)
  • Language Usage (20 questions)
  • Writing section

Students with a TOEFL score of 61/173/500 or an IELTS score of 5.5 may take the standard college placement test and register for academic courses.  These students will not be required to participate in the Intensive English Program.