Admission for English as a Second Language(ESL) Students

Discover ESL Admission at TCC - Your Bridge to College Success. Explore ESL Support for Your Educational Journey.

TCC ESL students pose for a picture next to the Arkansas river in Tulsa.

Are you an international student or a non-native English speaker looking to continue your educational journey? At TCC, we're dedicated to assisting you in improving your American English skills and gaining the necessary skills to thrive in both college and the workforce.

Explore ESL at TCC

Download the informational booklet about our ESL programs, services, and class schedule.

Fall 2024 ESL Booklet

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
  • Internet-based TOEFL®: 48–60
  • IELTS (Academic)®: 5–5.5

In the IEP program, students are required to successfully complete all five intensive English courses (reading, listening, writing, grammar, and speaking) within a twelve-week study period. A minimum of two-thirds of these courses must be attained at the advanced level, denoted as 'Advanced 1, 2, or 3'.

Your Path to Success

As an ESL student at TCC, you're an integral part of our vibrant community. You have access to a wide range of student services and opportunities. 

Immerse yourself in the TCC experience by:

  • Join student organizations and engage in community activities
  • Use our libraries for academic growth
  • Develop both your mind and body in our fitness centers
  • Take advantage of our free tutoring services

We believe in fostering a holistic approach to education, and our services are designed to support you in every aspect of your academic and personal development.

Contact Us

Are you ready to start at TCC? Do you have questions about our ESL programs or the admission process? We're here to assist you.

ESL Center 
Student Union building, room SU109 
TCC Northeast Campus 
3727 East Apache St. 
Tulsa, OK 74115

Salli Wandke 
ESL Academic Counselor, SU109A 

Daniel Chaboya 
ESL Director, SU109B 

Blanca Willis
ESL Specialist, SU111C

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