English as a Second Language Program Admissions

The faculty and staff of the English as a Second Language program at Tulsa Community College are ready to help you become more proficient in the English language so that you may be successful in the classroom, the workplace, and other social surroundings where English is used.

As an ESL student at TCC, you have access to the same student services as fully admitted students. You can be a part of student organizations, attend college and community activities, explore professions in the Career Center, and use the Fitness Center to develop the body as well as the mind.

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 booklet below provides more information about the ESL program and lists our 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

The ESL program is located at our Northeast Campus on the corner of Harvard and Apache, just two miles west of Tulsa International Airport.

For more information on the English as a Second Language program, contact:

Daniel Chaboya
ESL Coordinator, The Language Center, Room 1521
(918) 595-7544
fax: (918) 595-7545

Salli Wandke
ESL Academic Counselor, The Language Center, Room 1521
(918) 595-8411
fax: (918) 595-7545

TCC Northeast Campus
3727 East Apache Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74115