Accepted Tests of English Proficiency



Study ESL with FLS at Chestnut Hill College
Chestnut Hill College partners with FLS International to offer comprehensive ESL programs on the College’s campus. To enroll at FLS please follow this link:


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


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



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 


New Zealand 



St. Kitts & Nevis 



St. Lucia 



St. Vincent & the Grenadines 



Solomon Islands 


Marshall Islands 

Trinidad & Tobago 

Canada (except Quebec) 


United Kingdom 





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