City College English Proficiency Test Requirement

The following are the required test scores for all City College Diploma programs:

TOEFL Paper-based test – Minimum score of 550 required

TOEFL Internet-based test – Overall minimum score of 80 required, with minimum scores of 20 in Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking.

IELTS – Minimum overall band of 6.0, with no single test score below 5.5

CAEL – Minimum overall score of 60

Please provide the name “City College Business Technology Healthcare” and the full campus address at the time of taking the test. Test scores are to be sent from one of the testing agents directly to City College If you choose to take the TOEFL test, the City College Institution Code is …... Information about the language proficiency test can be found by visiting the testing agency website:
• TOEFL (Please refer to institution code: B715 ) • IELTS • CAEL

Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

Language Proficiency Test Exemptions

The following applicants are exempt from submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores:
1.International students who completed a minimum of two years of full-time secondary or college level education in one of the countries where English is an official or the only language of common usage (check below if your country is listed on our ESL exemption list).

2. International students who obtain an International Baccalaureate in English from one of theInternational Schools’ members of the Council of International Schools (

All other students must submit their valid TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL scores to our International Admissions.

Only tests taken in the last 2 years are considered valid.

Students who completed at least two years of secondary education in one of the countries listed below are deemed exempt from TOEFL, IELTS, or CAEL: