Conditional Admissions

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 out 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.  

List of our partner English language schools (in alphabetical order)




TOEFL Equivalent


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


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



*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.



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