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International Student Program

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English Requirement

English Requirement

To be admitted to LACC as an international student, you must take one of the following English Proficiency Exams and submit a satisfactory score/level at the time of your application.

Accepted Proof of English Proficiency:
Test Name Description Required Score
iTEP The iTEP assesses the English proficiency of non-native speakers. 3.0 or higher
IELTS The IELTS measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking. 4.5 or higher
TOEFL The TOEFL test covers all facets of English proficiency, including a test of spoken English and grammar exercises. 45 or higher for IBT, 133 or higher for CBT, 450 or higher for PBT
EIKEN Japan’s leading language assessment test, backed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). LACC requires: 2nd Grade A or higher
MELAB The MELAB evaluates advanced-level English language competence of adult nonnative speakers of English. LACC requires: 75 or higher
Cambridge ESOL The ESOL exams are the world’s leading range of certificates for learners of English. LACC requires: FCE or higher
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic  PTE Academic is accepted by thousands of academic programs in the US, including top public and private universities.

LACC requires: 45 or higher


  • Adams College of English (ACE)
Language School Completion of CEFR Level or higher
California Language School (CLS) Language School Completion of Advanced ESL Level or higher
Language Systems Internatioanl (LSI) Language School Completion of Advanced Level 6 or higher
POLY Language Institute Language School Completion of Advanced Level 6 or higher

 Contact Us

Student Service Building, 2nd Floor

International Student Program
855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Tel: (323) 953-4000 ext. 2470
Fax: (323) 953-4013 


Keika Stevenson
SSB 203
(323) 953-4000 ext.  2470

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Monday - Thursday: 8am - 4pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm

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