Please be advised that Southwestern Oregon Community College does not offer an English as a Second Language (ESL) program for international students on the F-1 visa. We admit international students only for academic study at our college. A TOEFL or IELTS score is required for international admissions and we admit students with low TOEFL scores (45iBT).
We will offer a Conditional Letter of Acceptance (CLA) if you apply to the language school and to Southwestern Oregon Community College at the same time. A CLA is helpful when you are applying for a student visa as a proof of your conditional admission to Southwestern Oregon Community College and of your plan to continue your studies after the language school.
Southwestern Oregon Community College has agreements with several local and national language schools (see list below), which allow guaranteed admission to our College upon completion of a specified level at the language school and TOEFL or IELTS scores will not be required.
|American Academy of English (AAE)||San Francisco or Oakland, California||Advanced or ESL for Academic Purpose (EAP)|
|Brandon College||San Francisco, California||Advanced Level|
|Capstone English Mastery Center||* Portland, Oregon||Grammar and Reading/Vocabulary 3A|
|Converse International School of Languages (CISL)||San Francisco or San Diego, California||Level B2: High Intermediate|
|EF (Education First)||Atlanta, Boston, New York, San Fransisco, Vancouver||Level B2-3|
|English Language Center (ELC)||Boston, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara||Level 600A|
|English Language Institute (ELI)||San Francisco, California||Level 6: Proficient|
ELS Language Centers (ELS)
|*Portland, Oregon or other locations||ELS 109|
|English Center||Oakland, California||High Advanced (level 6)|
|Golden Gate Language Schools||Campbell, California||Intensive Program Level 12|
|Kaplan||*Portland, Oregon or other locations||High-Intermediate level|
|Pera College||Vancouver, CANADA||ESL 106-Academic English 1|
|Portland English Language Academy||*Portland, Oregon||Level 6: Proficient|
|St. Giles International-San Francisco||San Francisco, California||Level 5|
|The Language Company (TLC)||Oakland, California or other locations||Advanced (Level 9)|
|Vancouver International College||Vancouver, CANADA||Advanced course|
* These locations are nearest Southwestern Oregon Community College located in Coos Bay, Oregon.