The following is the LCCC TOEFL admission criteria for F-1 visa students:

  • For regular admission to LCCC, international students need to achieve 173 or higher on the TOEFL CPT (computer-based test), which is comparable to the paper-based TOEFL score of 500. Students will still be required to complete the Accuplacer placement process for proper placement in college level courses. ESL courses may be taken if the student feels they need to further strengthen their English speaking, writing, or comprehension skills.
  • For conditional admission to LCCC, international students need to achieve between 170-133 TOEFL CPT, which is comparable to the paper-based TOEFL range of 450 to 499. These students will be referred to the ESL office for further testing and proper placement in ESL classes. Students on an F-1 visa may register for full-time ESL coursework, but are also required by INS law to register for at least 1 credit hour of college level coursework. (This may include orientation, PE, SDEV, or other appropriate courses, depending on the English ability of the student. The International Initiatives office advisors will work together to ensure the best possible solution is found.)
  • TOEFL scores are now recorded on the CMDS Applicant Information screen, page 5, for any LCCC staff and faculty needing access to such information and who have access to that screen.
  • Students who have completed the paper-pencil TOEFL test, within the last year, will be admitted using the previously established TOEFL scores (500 or higher for regular admission, 499-450 for conditional admission) as published in the LCCC catalog.