Before applying to the College, all students for whom English is not their primary language must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:
- Graduation from an English-speaking high school and successful completion of two semesters of high school English IV or English IV-ESOL with a minimum grade of “C”; or
- Successful completion of college-level English Composition I from an English-speaking regionally accredited college with a minimum grade of “C”; or
- Successful completion of the English I CLEP exam; or
- A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; or
- A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL exam; or
- A minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam; or
- A minimum score of 19 on the English portion of the ACT.
Students who do not meet the above criterion should complete courses elsewhere to improve their English skills before enrolling at FHCHS.
Applicants to Distance Education programs requiring proof of licensure will be exempt from proving English language proficiency due to having met these requirements as part of the licensure process.