English Proficiency

English Proficiency is required if enrolling in an Academic program. To be admitted into an Academic program, the student must either provide an iBT TOEFL with a score of 79 (or higher), the IELTS 6.5 (or higher) or take the College of DuPage placement tests in: 

  • ESL Compass Reading
  • ESL Compass Writing
  • ESL Compass e-Write 
  • ESL Compass Listening 

Placement into English as a Second Language (ESL) courses will be required if passing scores are not achieved.

A review of the online sample materials is recommended in order to determine the minimum proficiency required for Level 1 courses.

Click on  ESL courses for more information on the different levels offered and course information.

Contact Information

Gabi Carr
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-2979
Fax: (630) 942-2323

Monday to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Evening appointments are available upon request.