Demonstrating English Proficiency

Students whose home language is not English are considered to have demonstrated English language proficiency if they have done any of the following:

  • Taken an official TOEFL (paper-based) and earned a score of at least 550, or taken an Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) and earned a score of at least an 80 or show proof of successfully completing an Intensive English language before attendance at Guilford College. Guilford’s TOEFL code is 5261
  • Taken an official IELTS and earned a score of at least 6.5 (no more than two years before attendance at Guilford College)
  • Successfully completed level five of the American Language Academy Academic English Program 
  • Successfully completed ELS 112 taken at an ELS Language Center
  • Successfully completed a total of 20 semester hours at an accredited, mainland U.S. university or college where English is the language of instruction, including three semester hours of English in a way that qualify as transfer credit for Guilford’s ENGL 102 College Reading and Writing
  • Attended for three consecutive years, and graduated from, an accredited, mainland U.S. high school where English is the language of instruction
  • Obtained an official score of four or higher on either the International Baccalaureate Higher Level Language A examination in English, or the College Board Advanced Placement Program (AP) examination in English Language.