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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 English Proficiency Test administered by the ESOL Program instead. Please refer to the chart below for placement information based on test scores. Students without TOEFL/IELTS scores should consult our Testing Information page to determine whether the English Proficiency Test will be required. In addition, International Teaching Assistants and Associates (ITAs) should consult International Teaching Assistant/Associate Information.

Undergraduate Student Writing:

TOEFL

iELTS

Placement

19 and below

6.0 and below

ESOL 1000

20-24

6.5

ESOL 1010

25 and above

7.0 and above

GSW Written Placement

 

Undergraduate Student Listening and Speaking:

TOEFL

iELTS

Placement

17 and below

6.0 and below

ESOL 1030

18-21

6.5-7.0

ESOL 1040

22 and above

7.5 and above

EXEMPT

 

 

Graduate Student Writing:

TOEFL

iELTS

Placement

18 and below

6.0 and below

ESOL 5000

19-24

6.5

ESOL 5010

25 and above

7.0 and above

EXEMPT

 

 

Graduate Student Listening and Speaking (not ITAs):

TOEFL

iELTS

Placement

17 and below

6.0 and below

ESOL 5030 Recommended

18-21

7.0

ESOL 5080 Required

22 and above

7.5 and above

EXEMPT