ISS English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

ATTENTION: International students (F1 and F2 visa holders) are not eligible to enroll in the St. Philip's College English Language Learning (ELL) program at this time.;

All prospective international students are expected to show evidence of communication and proficiency in English. To meet the English proficiency requirement, applicants have three options:

Option 1:
Enroll in the Intensive English Program through the ELS Language Center and upon the successful completion of level 112; apply for admission to St. Philip’s College.

Option 2:
Students who are not proficient in English, but are otherwise qualified for F-1 admission, are eligible for Conditional Admission.

For Conditional Admission, students are required to enroll in the Intensive English Program through the ELS Language Center and after successfully completing level 112, they are eligible for full admission to St. Philip’s College.

Option 3:
Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS exam. Minimum accepted passing scores:

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): 61
  • IELTS: 5.5 - with high scores on the writing and reading sections of the exam