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International students who are non-native English speakers are typically required to provide evidence of their English abilities before they are admitted into a US college or university. «IELTS» provides a fair, accurate and reliable measure of language skills, and is trusted by organizations worldwide as a proof of English proficiency.

About Heartland Community College

Heartland Community College can help you reach your career goals! With over 70 degrees to choose from you can earn your degree at an affordable price. Heartland classes are designed for you to pass and receive hands-on attention with class sizes of 20 students or less your teachers are always there to help!

Heartland inspires lives through accessible and personalized student support, exemplary innovation, and high expectations for success in teaching and learning. Heartland Community College is a community college with campuses in several communities in Central Illinois. Founded in 1991, Heartland Community College is a fully accredited institution with campuses located in Normal, Lincoln, and Pontiac.

Heartland Community College

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Normal, Illinois
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Test Scores for Admission

  • TOEFL 65-78: Skype interview required for undergraduate acceptance

  • TOEFL 79+: Undergraduate acceptance (no interview needed)

  • TOEFL below 65 (or if the student hasn’t taken the TOEFL): internal placement test required

International Students

At Heartland Community College you'll find the perfect fit and will be on the right track for your career goals! Heartland offers its students over 70 different programs of study, with day, night and online courses. Class sizes are usually 20 students of less, so you get lots of personal attention from instructors, and Heartland's campus is full of modern classrooms and state of the art technology.

HCC also has plenty of student life to experience, with more than 30 different student clubs you can join or lead.

The international office is always ready to assist you! They can help you find health insurance, housing and transportation. While enrolled you also have free access to free academic tutoring, success coaching, counseling, and many other support services to help you succeed at HCC and make a smooth transition to your next destination!

Academic English Language Program

For those who speak and understand English but want to improve their language skills to prepare for college-level classes.

AELP offers Academic Reading,Oral Communication, and Communication.

Other classes focus on how to achieve success in your college and future career.

Classes are offered in the fall, spring and summer semesters in the daytime, evening hours may be available.

AELP classes typically meet for two hours twice a week. Most students enroll in more than one class each semester. You should plan to be in class 15 hours each week.

You'll receive grades from in-class assignments, homework and exams in your courses. If you pass a class, you advance to the next level. Once you pass the final level with a grade of C or higher, you will be able to enter college-level classes at Heartland. You can repeat courses if necessary.

Throughout the program, teachers and staff will help you set goals and plan for your next step. Most students that complete AELP go on to complete college classes, certificates and degrees.

Test Scores For Acceptance: TOEFL iBT: 38 (AELP) 65 (Undergraduate with Skype interview) 79 (Undergraduate with no interview) (Initial placement is determined by internal placement testing)

Degrees & Programs

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