Intensive English Program for International Students

International graduatesThe Intensive English Program at South Puget Sound Community College will help you improve your English proficiency for use in academics, business, communication, careers, and culture. There are four levels to our Intensive English Program. You will receive personal attention, a conversation partner to improve your speaking, free tutoring, and access to a writing center for support with your written assignments.

TOEFL is not required for admission. Students’ English proficiency is tested upon arrival by taking a placement test at new student orientation.

Students with TOEFL 61/173/500 or an IELTS score of 5.5 may take the CPT placement exam and register for academic courses.

College Placement Test: The majority of our international students take the Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) 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