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Accepted English Proficiency and math Scores

English proficiency is not required to be accepted. However, international students who submit the following minimum scores, will place directly into English 101 or College/High School Program.

Only original score reports are accepted. Please submit a copy of your original report when applying and bring the original to Orientation.

Online Test Options:

Due to the global COVID-19 health concern, the following testing organizations are offering at home tests you can do online. Please visit their website below to learn more.

The English placement test is waived with below test scores.

Examity Test Writing Sample English Placement
101-120 Yes

Placement in English 99 or 101 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.

 

TOEFL iBT IELTS Placement Test taken within
72 (writing scaled score of 21 or higher) Overall 6.0 (5.5 or higher in each band.) ENGLISH 101 2 years
*MyBest™ Scores also accepted      

 

Duolingo English Test Test taken within
95 or higher 2 years

EIKEN Test taken within
Pre-1 2 years
SAT Reading/Writing ACT Composite Placement Test taken within
480 or higher 22 or higher ENGLISH 101 5 years

IB Test (SL or HL Exam) Score Placement
IB English test 7, 6, 5 Credit for ENGLISH 101, Placement into ENGLISH 102
IB English test 4 Placement into ENGLISH 101

AP Test Score Placement
AP English Language and Composition 4 or higher Credit for ENGLISH 101, Placement into ENGLISH 102
AP English Language and Composition 3 Placement into ENGLISH 101

All tests must be taken within 2 years of submission. 

LOEP Reading Score Writing Sample English Placement
0-72 No No placement indicated. Contact oip_admissions@edmonds.edu
73-87 No AENGL 87
*88-100 Yes Placement in AENGL 90 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.
*88-100 No Placement in AENGL 90 (No Writing Sample Required)
101-120 Yes Placement in AENGL 93 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.
101-120 Yes Placement in AENGL 96 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.
101-120 Yes Placement in English 99 or 101 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.

 

TOEFL IBT English Placement
54-59 with Writing 16 AENGL 87
60-65 with Writing 17 AENGL 90
66-69 with Writing 19 AENGL 93
69-71 with Writing 20 ENGL 99
*MyBest™ Scores also accepted  

IELTS English Placement
5.0 overall, at least 4.5 in each band AENGL 87
5.0 overall, at least 5.0 in each band AENGL 90
5.5 overall, at least 5.0 in each band AENGL 93
5.5 overall, at least 5.5 in each band ENGL 99

CAMBRIDGE English Placement
First Certificate Grades A, B, C AENGL 87

 

Duolingo English Test English Placement
80-84 AENGL 87
85-87 AENGL 90
88-91 AENGL 93
92-94 ENGL 99

 

EIKEN (Step Eiken) English Placement
2A (2150 or higher) AENGL 87

ELS Program English Placement
Level 109 AENGL 87

Institutional TOEFL
Not accepted

ITEP English Placement
Level 4 2.0 admittance (requires further testing) AENGL 87

Pearson Test of English (PTE) English Placement
Score of 42 AENGL 87

Kaplan English Placement
Higher Intermediate Level AENGL 87

 

Math placement test is waived with below test scores.

ACT Test Score Placement Test taken within
ACT Math 25 or higher Math 140 or Math 141 2 years
ACT Math 20-24 Math 97, Math 107, or Math 146 2 years

AP Test Score Placement
AP Math 5 on Calculus AB Credit for Math 151 and 152, Placement into Math 153
AP Math 3, 4 on Calculus AB Credit for Math 151, Placement into Math 152
AP Math 2 on Calculus AB or BC Placement into Math 151
AP Math 4, 5 on Calculus BC Credit for Math 151 and 152, Placement into Math 153
AP Math 3 on Calculus BC Credit for Math 151, Placement into Math 152
AP Math 3, 4, 5 on Statistics AP Credit for Math 146

IB Test (Higher Level) Score Placement
IB Math Test 7 Math 151
IB Math Test 6, 5 Math 142

SAT Math Score PSAT Math Score Placement Test taken within
520-579 520-579 Math 097, 107, 140, 146 2 years
580 or higher 580 or higher Math 107, 140, 141, 146 2 years

 

Examity Test

Examity is an English Placement test taken online prior to your admission to Edmonds College. This is a free test offered to you! We are partnering with our Testing and Assessment Services to offer virtual English and Math testing for accepted international students. Details to take the test are further below. 

LOEP Reading Writing Sample Course Placement
0-72 No No placement indicated. Contact oip_admissions@edmonds.edu
73-87 No AENGL 87
*88-100 Yes Placement in AENGL 90 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.
*88-100 No Placement in AENGL 90 (No Writing Sample Required)
101-120 Yes Placement in AENGL 93 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.
101-120 Yes Placement in AENGL 96 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.
101-120 Yes Placement in English 99 or 101 IF Writing Sample shows readiness.

*Computer generated message to students with reading scores of 88-100:  If Language Use AND/OR Sentence Meaning scores are 76 or higher, your placement is AENGL 90.  If Language Use AND/OR Sentence Meaning Scores are 75 or lower, more testing is needed – contact the Testing Center to do a Writing Sample. 

The types of tests available include English (the LOEP test) and Math offered through an online testing site called Examity.

  • International students must have an accepted English proficiency score to be eligible for a math test. If you do not have an accepted score such as TOEFL or IELTS, then you may take the English test first through Examity to try to get the accepted placement.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the English and Math test prior to taking it, see test preparation resources available online.
  • Students are allowed one English test and one math test, plus one retest each, prior to enrolling in a class. First English and math tests are free. There is a $25 charge to retest.
  • After you get your test result and want to retest, please email to testingcenter@edmonds.edu to request your retest. 

Steps to Take Examity:

  • Submit an online application first. You will be given a ctcLink ID number which you will need to take the test. 
  • Go to the Virtual Testing page to read about the ”Examity System Requirements”
  • Once you are ready, send an email (see example below) to request a test. Students (not parents/agents) must email to testingcenter@edmonds.edu directly.
  • You will receive a test voucher and can schedule your test date immediately. The voucher will have an expiration date. If you can’t take the test before your voucher expires, please email testingcenter@edmonds.edu  to cancel your test voucher.  Once we issue the voucher, if you don't use or cancel it, there will be a $25 fee.  
  • Keep in mind that English test results may take up to 3 business days if you are required to write an essay.

Example email to Testing and Assessment Services

To: testingcenter@edmonds.edu 

Subject: Request for Examity [FULL NAME, ctcLink ID]

Hello Edmonds College Testing and Assessment Services,

I am accepted to Edmonds College and I want to take an English (LOEP) test via Examity. My full name is _________________.  Edmonds College ctcLink ID #: _______________.  Date of birth (month / day / year): _____________.  My email address is: _______________. Please see the attached copy of my passport. Thank you! Sign Your Name.