Admissions to the ESL Program

About ESL Institute

The ESL Institute is for students who want to learn English and experience American culture. We offer an academic program for beginning and intermediate students. Advanced-level students can take our Intensive English Program. All classes are taught on the Northeast Campus of Tulsa Community College. 

Students who want to enroll in the ESL Institute must take the official TOEFL® or IELTS test. Required score ranges:

  • Paper-based TOEFL®: 350 - 459
  • Computer-based TOEFL®: 63 -139
  • Internet-based TOEFL®: 20 - 47
  • IELTS (Academic)®: 3 - 4.5

Schedule of ESL Classes

The booklets below provide more information about the ESL program and list out current classes and schedules.

Intensive English Program (IEP)

Students who want to meet the English Proficiency requirement for full admission to TCC through the Intensive English Program (IEP) must begin with a qualifying TOEFL® or IELTS score:

  • Paper-based TOEFL®: 460-499
  • Computer-based TOEFL®: 140 -172
  • Internet-based TOEFL®: 48 - 60
  • IELTS (Academic)®: 5 - 5.5

Students in the IEP program must also take and pass all five courses of intensive English during twelve weeks of study. At least two-thirds of these courses must be completed at the advanced level, which are indicated by the name "for Academic Purposes" or "for College". These courses include the following:

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Speaking

International Students

More information on English proficiency requirements.