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International English Language Learner Tests

​International English Language Learner (ELL) tests are standardized tests designed to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll at Broward College. Typically, these exams are administered abroad for F-1 Visa students. Broward College accepts a variety of ELL test options for prospective students around the globe. 

ELL Scores at Broward College:

  • Are valid for 2 years.
  • Must be sent officially from test vendor to the College
    • Send Scores to:
      • Broward College
      • College Registrar’s Office
      • Transcript Department
      • 4205 Bonaventure Boulevard
      • Weston, FL 33332
Resources:

 Accepted ELL Test Options

​Test
​Score Range
​Placement Test Upon Arrival
​English Placement Testing Details
​Request/Verify Official Score Report Link
ACT


​Reading = 19 to 36
AND
English = 17 to 36
​College Level English Placement Met
​No additional English placement test required
​Link

Reading = 0 to 18
OR
English = 0 to 16​
PERT
​Students whose native language is other than English and completed two (2) years of regular high school English in the United States or in a  American high school abroad accredited in the United States. If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.
LOEP
​Students whose native language is other than English and who did not complete two (2) years of regular high school English in the United States or in a American high school abroad accredited in the United States. If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.
​Cambridge English: C1 Advanced​
160 - 230​
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.
Link​
​80 - 159
LOEP
​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.
 ​ECCE 
Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English 

​650 1,000
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​
Link​ ​
​0 - 649
LOEP
​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.
​ECPE
Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English

​650 - 1,000
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
Link​ ​ ​
​0 - 649
LOEP
If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​
​GTEC CBT
Global Test of English Communication Computer Based Test
​1,076 - 1,4000
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​Link
​0 - 1,075
LOEP
​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​
​IELTS Academic
International English Language Testing System

​5.5 - 9.0
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
Link​
​0.0 - 5.0
LOEP
​​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​
​iTEP Academic
International Test of English Proficiency Academic

​3.5 - 6.0
PERT
​​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
​Link
​0.0 - 3.4
LOEP
​​​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​
​ MELAB
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery
(Final Admin: June 2018)
​69 - 99
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
Link
​0 - 68
LOEP
​​​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​​
​MET
Michigan English Test

53 - 80​
PERT
​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​​Link
​0 - 52
LOEP
​​​​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​​
PTE Academic
Pearson Test of English

​51 - 90
PERT
​​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
​Link

​10 - 50
LOEP
​​​​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​​​
​SAT


​Reading Test = 24 to 40
AND
Writing and Language Test = 25 to 40
​College Level English Placement Met
​No additional English placement test required
​Link
​ ​
​Reading Test = 0 to 23
OR
Writing and Language Test = 0 to 24
PERT
​Students whose native language is other than English and completed two (2) years of regular high school English in the United States or in a  American high school abroad accredited in the United States. If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.
LOEP
​Students whose native language is other than English and who did not complete two (2) years of regular high school English in the United States or in a American high school abroad accredited in the United States. If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.
STEP Eiken
Test in Practical English Proficiency

​2A Level CSE Score
2,304 - 3,000
PERT
​​​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
Link​
0 - 2,303​
LOEP
​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​​​
​TOEFL IBT
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test

​61 - 120
PERT
​​​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​
​ ​Link
​0 - 60
LOEP
​​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​​​
​TOEFL ITP Level 1
Test of English as a Foreign Language Institutional Testing Program

​500 - 677
PERT
​​​If scores are below college ready on the PERT, student will be required to take the LOEP.​​​​Must be sent to BC from the administering institution

​310 - 499
LOEP
​If additional language training is required, we will change the I-20 from an associate's degree to the Language Training program.​​​

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