The College provides another testing service specifically for international students and students who graduated from high school in a non-English-speaking country. Unless the applicant is from an exempt country where English is the native language, or the student has graduated from an accredited American high school in the U.S. or abroad, the applicant must present evidence of English language proficiency. English language proficiency requirements can be found at Admission of Non-Native English Speakers.
If the student is enrolled in the Alabama Language Institute (ALI), he/she will need to complete one semester in ALI at the highest level (Student should refer to Exception #3) or take the TOEFL or another accepted English proficiency test and make the required score to be admitted to Gadsden State as a college student. (The "Admission of International Students" and "Alabama Language Institute" sections of this catalog provide additional information.)
GSCC offers the institutional TOEFL (ITP), which is given three times every year, at the close of each semester and the final summer term. Any student interested in taking the institutional TOEFL or wanting more information about this test should visit the International Programs Office (106 Naylor Hall, Wallace Drive Campus) or telephone 256.549.8438.
Gadsden State is also testing center for the IBT (Internet-Based TOEFL). Other than the College, the nearest International TOEFL (IBT) testing centers are located in Birmingham, Alabama; Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Decatur, Alabama; and Atlanta, Georgia. Students must make an appointment to take the IBT by visiting the website www.ets.org/toefl. Appointments cannot be made through Gadsden State.