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Admissions for Non-U.S. Citizens

AACC welcomes students from all countries. We value your contributions to our diverse campus and believe your presence offers an opportunity for other students to gain a broader awareness of the diverse community and world we share.

Who Can Apply Citizens from other countries who wants to obtain an F-1 Student Visa
  • Citizens from other countries with a valid I-20 form, have maintained F-1 student status and would like to transfer from another U.S. college or university to Anne Arundel Community College
  • Non-U.S. citizens or individuals granted permanent residency in the United States by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • Citizens of other countries temporarily visiting, working or studying in Anne Arundel County
  • Immigrants who are legal permanent residents
  • Asylees, refugees or other prospective students with a legal non-immigrant visa status
  • Undocumented students

Admissions Process
The application packets vary slightly depending on your status. Please download the appropriate application instructions and forms.

Students from outside the U.S. needing to obtain an F-1 visa to attend AACC PDF
Students transferring to AACC from another U.S. college or university PDF
Students with other visa types (not F-1 visa) PDF
Students with other visa types wanting to change their visa status to F-1 student status PDF

Required Admission Forms

The International Student Application can be completed below, saved and sent via email attachment to Emma Thompson at

The International Student Financial Resources form can be completed below, saved and sent via email attachment to Emma Thompson at

Application Deadlines
Nov. 1 for spring (January) enrollment
June 1 for fall (August) enrollment
Estimating your Expenses
Admission application is FREE. 
Students on F-1 visas must submit evidence of financial support with their application. The following is an estimate of your yearly expenses.

Tuition and fees based on 15 credits at $330 per credit hour term  $11,190

Books and supplies

Living and incidental expenses (includes an apartment lease off campus, food, transportation and personal expenses  $13,237
Total   $25,994
Add at least $5,000 per dependent.

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial aid and scholarships are not available for international students at AACC. You must show proof of financial capability to support your educational costs plus living and incidental expenses while in the United States.

TOEFL Score Requirement
International students whose native language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (Internet-based test) to be admitted into a college degree program. Students with a satisfactory score of 435 (paper-based), 123 (computer-based), 41 (internet-based) may be admitted to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program. If your goal is to study ESL full-time, you are not required to take the TOFEL exam.

Campus Visit
If you are in the United States and would like to visit the campus and meet with the International Student Adviser in the Admissions Office, schedule an appointment by calling 410-777-2677. An appointment is strongly recommended and guarantees that you will be able to meet with the adviser and have your questions answered in a timely manner. The Admissions Office is located in Student Services Center (SSVC) Room 100 on the Arnold, Maryland campus.

Studying ESL
If you choose to pursue English as a Second Language full time, or are referred to classes as a result of you TOEFL score, you will also take an Level of English Proficency (LOEP) exam and writing assignment so that you can be placed in the appropriate ESL courses. AACC offers a five-level comprehensive English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program is designed to prepare students to be successful in college classes. Students at the advanced ESL level may take some college credit courses while completing the ESL program.


Emma Thompson

International Admissions Specialist

Office of Enrollment Development and Admissions