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Meet Basic Proficiencies

Before you will be able to register for most college credit classes, you need to show that you are English language proficient and basic algebra ready.

The Registrar and Records Office will accept one of the following official or unofficial (either must include students name and testing organization) documents to prove college reading and writing readiness and basic algebra readiness:

  • High school transcript showing top one-third rank in class on the final transcript (or current transcript after at least five semesters).
  • ACT score report showing reading, English and math scores of 17 or above.
  • SAT score report showing critical reading, writing and math scores of 450 or above.
  • GED transcript showing math score of 150 or above for test taken January 1, 2014 or later; score of 550 or above for math test taken before January 2014 (satisfies basic algebra readiness only).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), Computer-based test: Score of 197 or above, Paper-based test: Score of 527 or above, or Internet-based: Score of 71 or above (satisfies College Readiness and Writing Readiness only).
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Academic format: Score of 6.0 or above (satisfies College Readiness and Writing Readiness only).
  • U.S. college transcript showing completion of an Associate's degree or higher.
  • U.S. college transcript showing completion of 30 credits with no grade less than a 'C' (satisfies College Readiness and Writing Readiness only).
  • Scores on CLC’s Academic Proficiency Language skills test and Math Placement test. You need a minimum score of 153 on the language skills test and a minimum score of 56 on the arithmetic section of the math test to fulfill the proficiency requirements.

Please refer to the CLC Catalog for details and the complete academic proficiency prerequisites policy.