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ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCY

Non-native English speaking applicants who are seeking admission into the English language program must score at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (“TOEFL”) Internet Based Test (IBT) which also requires a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or a level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

Applicants seeking admission into the Korean Language program must score at least 45 on TOEFL IBT with minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15.  

Alternatively, the applicant must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate-level education in a U.S. institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or from a foreign equivalent English language institution.

Applicants who do not meet this requirement are eligible for admission with English as a second language, but they are required to satisfy the proficiency requirement before beginning the clinical phase of education. SCUSOMA’s prefers proficiency requirements are met with iBT TOEFL scores.

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCY: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019
English language competency must be required of all students seeking admission to the program. This may be demonstrated by one of the following means:

(a) The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate level, English-based education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. English must have been the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;

(b) For programs taught in English, the student must score a total score of at least 61 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) including a minimum speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22, or an overall band score of level 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam;

(c) For programs taught in Chinese or Korean, the student must score a total score of at least 45 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) including a minimum speaking exam score of 18 and a minimum listening exam score of 15, or an overall band score of level 5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMPETENCY: EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2020
English language competency must be demonstrated by all students seeking admission to the program. The program must confirm required oral and written English competency via one of the following:
1) Test of English as a Foreign Language, Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT)
Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score – 80 and TOEFL iBT speaking score – 26; or
2) International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Acceptable scores: IELTS overall band score 6.5 (Academic Format) and IELTS spoken band score – 8.0;
3) The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) baccalaureate or graduate level, English-based education in an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. English must have been the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used.

 

The Registrar at SCUSOMA receives and processes all applications. The Academic Dean at SCUSOMA reviews the application for final approval and evaluation of any transferable credits.  Applicants are notified of their admission status once the application file is complete and has been reviewed by the Dean. All admission documents filed to the University become the property of the University and will not be returned to the student.

To request an Application, please call (213) 413-9500. Applications can also be downloaded at www.scusoma.edu.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

SCUSOMA provides visa services for international students and issues I-20 forms to international students.