English as a Foreign Language

Test of English as a Foreign Language

All non-native speakers must take the official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) within six months of the application date. This is part of the application process at the Josephinum, and this requirement includes those applicants, sponsored by a U.S. diocese, for whom English is a second language.

Test Results

The results of this examination should be sent to the Registrar’s Office when the application is made to enter either the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Theology.

Scoring System

Those seminarians with a score of 550 on the TOEFL ITP (paper-based test), 213 on the TOEFL CBT (computer-based test), or 80 on the TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) will be eligible to enroll in a full-time college/theology schedule. Those with scores less than 550/213/80 will take only English as a Second Language (ESL) courses until they attain the target score. In most cases, the English language studies will last a minimum of one year. 

Administration of the TOEFL

The TOEFL examination is administered at the Josephinum and in many locations throughout the United States and abroad. For information concerning dates and locations for the tests, contact:

TOEFL Services
Educational Testing Service
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA
PHONE: 609-771-7100 or 1-877-863-3546
FAX: 610-290-8972

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