English Proficiency

English Proficiency Test Minimum Required Scores
TOEFL Paper based - 450
Computer Based - 133
Internet Based - 45
IELTS (International Language Test Skills) Minimum Band Score - 5
Duolingo English Test Minimum Score - 75
Eiken (option for Japanese students) Grade Level - 2A
GTEC CBT (option for Japanese students) Score - 190

Submit proof of English proficiency in the form of an official TOEFL score report sent directly from Educational Testing Services (ETS), International English Language Test Skills (IELTS), Duolingo English Test, GTEC CBT (an option Japanese students), or the EIKEN with a minimum 2A grade level. Test scores are valid for 2 years. Tests results must be received directly from the testing organization. Request for your test scores to be mailed to:

L.A. Trade-Technical College
Attn: International Student Center
400 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015

NOTE: This language proficiency requirement is waived if you are:

  • You are from a country that uses English as the primary language in its educational system, OR
  • You are currently studying at a college or university in the U.S. with a valid I-20, OR
  • Attending a language school in the U.S. and have completed intermediate level or above. A letter from the school certifying your English level is required.