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ESOL Placement (For International Students who are non-native speakers of English)

International students who do not meet the minimum scores listed below cannot schedule a UL Lafayette ESOL or English course.  Placement is based on TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT scores. Students who successfully complete the Intensive English Program (IEP) level 6 should schedule ESOL 101.


Minimum scores for placement into ESOL 101: Introduction to Academic Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English

TOEFL (Internet-based test) 79
TOEFL (paper-based test) 550
TOEFL (computer) 213
Duolingo 100
ACT English 18
SAT Evidence-based reading & writing 500
Accuplacer Writing 250

After successful completion of ESOL 101, students may register for ESOL 102; however, they cannot be given credit for ESOL 101 based on TOEFL or IELTS scores. 

Contact Denise Marceaux, ESOL Coordinator, for more information at 337-482-6811 or