EAP Admissions Overview

Admissions requirements

The EAP program requires that you have an existing level of English proficiency. To be admitted, you must have achieved the following minimum scores:  

  • TOEFL Internet-based score of 48 with no subset score below 10
  • TOEFL paper-based score of 460 with no subset score below 46
  • IELTS score of 4.5 with no individual band score below 4.0
  • SAT critical reading sub-score of 380
  • ACT English sub-score of 15, overall score of 21

You must also meet the general requirements for admission to Columbia College.  

EAP Tuition Grant

All students admitted to the EAP program and who register for at least 12 credit hours of EAP coursework are eligible for an EAP Tuition Grant worth 15 percent tuition per semester. The grant is limited to two semesters only.