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English Requirements

Applicants must provide proof of their English ability by submitting official scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other sources listed below.

GRCC TOEFL code 1254
TOEFL test Required minimum score
TOEFL written version 525
TOEFL computer version 197
TOEFL web-based version 71
Other tests... Required Score
IELTS 5.5
ELS completion of level 109
MELAB 80

 

Please note: GRCC's English as a Second Language program is not intended for students on an F-1 Visa. International students on an F-1 visa at GRCC must provide proof (ex. TOEFL scores) of college level English proficiency.

Non-US applicants are also exempt from the TOEFL requirement if they have completed one full academic year at a college or university in the United States as a full-time student, or earned an accredited bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from a college or university in the United States.

Applicants from Puerto Rico must meet the TOEFL requirement.

Proof of English ability is not required of students from the following countries:

  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Botswana
  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cyprus
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Islas Malvinas (Falkland Islands)
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Christopher and Nevis
  • St. Kitts and Nevi
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Kingdom
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Virgin Islands
  • Western Samoa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe