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:

Resources:

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.