Please be advised that although we have a great EMS (English for Multi Lingual Students) courses, classes are conducted in English. Therefore, it is necessary for the prospective F-1 visa student to be reasonably proficient in reading, writing and speaking English at a level that will allow them to complete college courses successfully. New students must demonstrate proficiency before being issued an I-20 by having official Test scores, which are not more than two years old, sent to the International Student Affairs Office.
After arrival to US, all international students will be given an English Placement Test at Bakersfield College's Assessment Center before registering for classes.
The TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign Language) score must be a minimum of 450 (Paper Based Test) or score of 45(Internet Based Test). The TOEFL institutional code for Bakersfield College is 4015. (www.toefl.org). Score Reports must be less thantwo years old.
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) test score of 4.5 or higher (www.ielts.org)