Accepted Scores as Proof of English Language Proficiency

For admission to Riverside City College, international students must demonstrate English language skills 
through one of the following test scores/certificates.  



Minimum Required

1 AEC Level 6
2 CSUSB ELP Level 4
3 Duolingo​​
4 EIKEN 2, 2A, Pre-1, or 1
5 ELS Level 109
6 Gaokao​
7 IELTS 4.5
8 iTEP 3.0
9 LASC English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
11 Pearson PTE 30
12 TOEFL iBT 45
13 TOEFL PBT 450
14 UCR Extension Level 600
15 VUS (Vietnam) EAP, English for Adults Intermediate, or English for Teens YP1

The following international students are exempt from the language proficiency requirement: 
  • ​Students coming from countries where English is a first or an official language
  • Students with a high school diploma from the USA
  • Students with International Baccalaureate
  • Students who had studied at English teaching institution for over 2 years
  • Students with grade C or above in college level English from a regionally accredited college or university in the USA
  • Students who successfully complete specific ESL levels at a regionally accredited university in the USA
  • Other international students who submit a TOEFL Waiver Form​, and are approved by the Center for International Students & Programs.