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Placement Guide

All students who have submitted iBT TOEFL and IELTS scores (no more than two years old) for admission to BGSU will be placed into ESOL classes according to their test scores unless students opt to take the ESOL English Language Proficiency Tests instead. Please refer to the chart below for placement information. Students without TOEFL/IELTS scores should consult our Testing Information page to determine whether ESOL testing will be required.

 

Undergraduate Writing Classes

iBT TOEFL Writing Score

IELTS Writing Score

ESOL 1000 Required

 19 and below

 6.0 and below

ESOL 1010 Required

20-24

6.5

Students will take their General Studies Writing (GSW) Placement Test during ISS Orientation.

 

25 and above

7.0 and above

 

 

Undergraduate Speaking/Listening Classes

iBT TOEFL Speaking Score

IELTS Speaking Score

ESOL 1030 Required

 17 and below

 6.0 and below

ESOL 1040 Required

18-21

6.5-7.0

Exempt

22 and above

7.5 and above

 

 

Graduate Writing Classes

iBT TOEFL Writing Score

IELTS Writing Score

ESOL 5000 required

 18 and below

 6.0 and below

ESOL 5010 required

19-24

6.5

Exempt

25 and above

7.0 and above

 

Graduate Speaking/Listening Classes for Gas Without Instructional Duties

iBT TOEFL Speaking Score

IELTS Speaking Score

ESOL 5030 Recommended

17 and below

6.0 and below

ESOL 5080 required

21 and below

7.0 and below

Exempt

22 and above

7.5 and above

 

Graduate Assistants with Instructional Duties please consult International Teaching Assistant/Associate Information