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If you are an International student (F-1 visa) want to join our program at the Plano (Spring Creek) Campus, you need to have all of the F-1 student visa requirements and one of the following scores:
- TOEFL iBT score of at least 32 (8 minimum in each skill)
- TOEFL pBT 385 (93 minimum in each skill)
- IELTS band score of 4.5 (4.0 minimum in each skill)
International students already at another college in the United States who meet the requirements will also benefit from transferring to our ESL program.
Members of the community can improve their English in our ESL credit courses at the Plano (Spring Creek) campus or in the Collin College Continuing Education program at our Courtyard Center campus.
Admission to the ESL Program
ESL Student Assessment
If you were conditionally admitted to Collin College as an ESL student because you received the minimum TOEFL/IELTS scores required for admission to the ESL program and also met the other application requirements, then you will need to take the ESL New Student Assessment after you arrive.
No. ESL classes are developmental classes, so they do not transfer to another college. They also do not count toward the number of credit hours needed to complete an associate or bachelor's degree.
Yes. You must still take the ESL New Student Assessment at Collin College. Different colleges have different kinds and levels of ESL classes. As a result, the first or second level of an ESL program at another college may not teach the same topics as the first or second level at Collin College.
However, you may find limited work opportunities on campus for limited hours during the academic year. You are not permitted to work off campus, unless under certain circumstances explained by the International Student Office. Please contact the International Student Office for more information.
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