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Apply for International Admission

You are about to begin the International Student Application for Admission to Elgin Community College. Please make sure you choose the correct program and term of enrollment.

Read the Following before Choosing Your Enrollment Program and Term
 
Students who are already English proficient and/or students who plan on providing proof of English language proficiency at the point of application: You may apply as a degree-seeking student. Elgin Community College operates on a traditional semester system. Available start terms are Fall semester (August – December), Spring semester (January – May), or Summer term (June – July).

Students who are not English proficient and/or students who do not plan on providing proof of English proficiency at the point of application: You should apply for the intensive English program (IEP). This will allow you to improve your English language proficiency prior to beginning an associate degree program. Available start terms are August, September, October, January, February, and March.  Please note that November and April are only available to students applying for reinstatement or change of status.

How do I know if I am English language proficient/how do I provide evidence of English proficiency?
You are considered English proficient if you can provide one of the following items:
  • A TOEFL score of 527-530 (paper-based), 197 (computer-based), or 71 (internet-based)
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • Proof of graduation from a high school where English was the language of instruction
  • Successful completion of a college-level English composition course where English was the language of instruction
     
What if I’m still unsure? Please email us at internationaladmissions@elgin.edu or call us at +1 847.214.7233. We will be happy to help.