Accepted Tests of English Proficiency

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TOEFL
Internet-based: 79 or higher
Computer-based: 213 or higher
Paper-based: 550 or higher

 

IELTS
Overall band score of 6.0 or higher undergraduate; 6.5 or higher graduate

  

Exemptions 

The following countries are exempted from submitting a test of English proficiency (for admission to CHC you will be requested to take the SAT or ACT): 

 

Antigua & Barbuda 

Grenada 

New Zealand 

Australia 

Guyana 

St. Kitts & Nevis 

Bahamas 

Ireland 

St. Lucia 

Barbados 

Jamaica 

St. Vincent & the Grenadines 

Belize 

Kiribati 

Solomon Islands 

Bermuda 

Marshall Islands 

Trinidad & Tobago 

Canada (except Quebec) 

Mauritiana 

United Kingdom 

Fiji 

Micronesia 

 

 

Applicants who have previously attended a high school, college or university in the United States for more than one year and have earned passing grades in English courses may be exempt from an English proficiency exam. Please contact the OISS.  
 

Conditional Admission 

The Conditional Admission provides international students lacking the English language proficiency necessary to enroll in partner International ESL Schools.  The students will be given the opportunity to strengthen their English-language skills first, so that they may ultimately enroll, and then succeed in classes with native English speakers.  

  

In order to qualify for Conditional Admission, students must apply to the University and be academically admissible to their degree program.  If a student is admitted to the University with a conditional acceptance, the student must begin coursework at the ESL center and successfully complete the official or institutional TOEFL.  

  

Once students complete the program, send their official test scores to CHC, and receive a recommendation from the program, then they are eligible to enroll in their degree program at Chestnut Hill College. 

 

English Language Partners 

Drexel University’s English Language Center 

ELS Language Centers 

Harcum College English Language Academy 

FLS International 

  

Testing Codes

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) code number:
Chestnut Hill’s code number for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form is 003245.  

 

Chestnut Hill College’s code for the SAT/ TOEFL:
CHC's code number is 2082.
Listing CHC's code on your registration form will allow us to receive an official copy of your scores directly.  

  

Contact the Ms. Trachanda Brown for additional information:

Ms. Trachanda Brown, M.L.A. 

Director of Global Education

Office Location: First Floor Fournier Hall  

Phone: 215.242.7989

Fax: 215.248.7082
Email: brownt2@chc.edu