Proof of English Proficiency for F1 Visa | ECTC

Proof of English Proficiency for F1 Visa

In order to be admitted to Elizabethtown Community and Technical College with an F-1 visa, all students whose native language is not English must provide official and recent documentation of English proficiency. The Office of Admissions will not accept scanned copies, unofficial transcripts of English programs, or photocopies of results. Students may submit one of the types of evidence listed below.

Students from English-speaking locations may waive the requirement to provide proof of English proficiency.

English Language Tests

Evidence Minimum Requirement for Admission
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 500 paper-based test (pBT)
61 internet-based test (iBT)
International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) 6 Overall Band Score
Duolingo English Test (DET) 95
Pearson Test of English (PTE) 50
Michigan English Test (MET) 50

Prior Coursework

Evidence Minimum Requirement for Admission
Completion of an accredited intensive English program (IEP)* Official documentation of program completion
Completion of English 101 (freshman composition) at another college or university** Official transcripts showing completion of classes with grade B or higher

*IEP-accrediting organizations include the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) and the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

**Online coursework is not accepted for English proficiency.

Students who attend and receive a diploma from a U.S. high school or who come from a country with English as the official language are not required to submit proof of English proficiency.


Submit all documents by email to or mail them to:
Elizabethtown Community and Technical College
International Student Office, Attn: Mindi Davis
600 College Street Road
Elizabethtown, KY  42701

Contact DSO:
Mindi Davis 
270-706-8472 or Toll Free (877) 246-2322 Ext. 68472