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​English for Academic Purposes (EAP)


TCC's EAP Program provides a strong basis in written and spoken English. We have a wide variety of classes designed not only to improve your English language and study skills, but also to prepare you for the U.S. college classroom.

Advantages of TCC's EAP Program

  • A complete program with five levels of instruction, from beginning through advanced.
  • Highly qualified teachers.
  • Free tutoring.
  • Guaranteed admission into TCC - It's easy to start your degree!
  • TOEFL scores not required
    The EAP Program admits students without a TOEFL or IELTS score; students take an EAP placement test during International Student Orientation. 

Students with the following minimum scores place directly into ENGL& 101 and do not need any further testing:
*Please note: TOEFL and IELTS scores have a two year validation period. **Scores effective Fall Quarter 2014



TOEFL (Internet-based)


TOEFL (Computer-based)


TOEFL (Paper-based)


A Complete Program

The EAP Program provides five levels of instruction, from beginning through advanced. Classes are offered in:

  • Reading / Writing
  • Grammar / Speaking
  • Conversation / Pronunciation
  • American Culture / Discussion

EAP classes of 100+ level earn college-level credit, which you can apply to your Associate degree. Students can also take some college classes while completing EAP classes, including:

  • Communication Studies 101
  • Art, Music, and Physical Education classes
  • Math

 Students can earn a certificate in as few as 3 quarters.

  • One-year certificate in English Language and American Culture
  • EAP Program Completion certificate


EAP Curriculum



Any Questions? Contact us.

 Dr. Darlene Rompogren, EAP Department Chair