Standard admission procedures for SDCC require incoming students to demonstrate learning competency via their GPA, ACT/SAT, and/or TOEFL scores. If you are an ESL student with less than a 500 TOEFL score, arrangements may be made on an individual basis to provide you with an opportunity to enroll in ESL courses to work on your English skills. After successfully completing an English Proficiency Assessment Test you will be permitted to enroll in regular course work leading to a Bachelor’s degree at SDCC.
As an ESL student, if you meet SDCC’s general admission and eligibility requirements to apply for a Federal Pell Grant you will be considered for admission to the College on the condition that you undergo an English proficiency assessment and comply with forthcoming recommendations. Recommendations may include, but are not limited to, full-time ESL study for one to two semesters as a prerequisite to participation in a four-year degree program.