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​English for Academic Purposes

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

TCC's EAP Program provides a strong basis in written and spoken English for international students looking to study in the United States. The EAP program offers a wide variety of classes designed not only to improve English language and study skills, but also to prepare students 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 with degrees specific to English language learning and who have international backgrounds/experience
  • Linked courses that allow students to count their EAP courses as college credit
  • Skill development, including presentation practice, lecture note-taking, source referencing, research methods, and more!
  • Free tutoring

Students with any one of the following minimum scores place directly into ENGL& 101 and do not need to join the EAP program. *Please note: ALL scores have a two year validation period.

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL: 65 (iBT or iBT Special Home Edition)
  • Duolingo: 90
  • SAT: 470 Reading Score
  • ACT: 19
  • Pearson: 46
  • Cambridge A & O Level Scores: A, B or C in English 101 
  • U.S. High School: Completion of two years at a U.S. high school with a 2.5 GPA in English
  • Native-English proficiency: Ask our team if this applies to you!

A Complete Program

The EAP Program provides five levels of instruction, from beginning through advanced within the areas of Grammar/Speaking, Reading/Writing, Pronunciation/Conversation and Discussion/American Culture.

Linked Courses give EAP students the opportunity to join traditional college-level classes with American students and earn academic credit toward their degree prior to completing the English program.

  • Level 4 & 5 linked with CMST&101 or CMST&110

EAP classes at level 100+ award college-level credit. Students can take additional college classes while completing the EAP program including:

  • Communication Studies 101
  • Art, Music, and Physical Education
  • Mathematics

 Finally, students can earn a certificate in as few as three quarters. Certificates include: English Language and American Culture (one-year certification) and EAP Program Completion

Level Grammar Reading & Writing Pronunciation and Conversation Discussion and Culture
Intro EAP 85 (15 cr.)   EAP 88 (3 cr.)  
Level 1 EAP 95 (14 cr.)   EAP 89 (3 cr.)  
Level 2 EAP 92 (5 cr.) EAP 96 (10 cr.) EAP 90 (2 cr.)  
Level 3 EAP 93 (5 cr.) EAP 97 (10 cr.) Optional: EAP 90/91 (2 cr.) Optional: EAP 190 (3 cr.)
Level 4 EAP 94 (5 cr.) or EAP 99 (10 cr.) Linked with ART& 100 EAP 98 (8 cr.) or EAP 99 (10 cr.) Linked with ART& 100 Optional: EAP 191 (2 cr.) Optional: EAP 190 (3 cr.)
Level 5 EAP 155 (5 cr.) or EAP 154 (10 cr.) Linked with CMST& 101 EAP 159 (7 cr.) or EAP 154 (10 cr.) Linked with CMST& 101 Optional: EAP 193 (2 cr.) Optional: EAP 194 (3 cr.)


Course Descriptions

Learn more about an EAP course by selecting it from the dropdown list below.


Contact EAP Faculty

Emilie Coates-White
EAP Department Chair