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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.

What We Offer

As a fully accredited, public, two-year institution, we offer college credit programs leading to an associate degree, including transfer and career associate degree programs. Students may prepare to transfer to a four-year institution or move into an immediate career. AACC offers, through Continuing Education,  comprehensive preparatory instruction in our English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Once students have reached the advanced ESL level, they may enroll in college credit courses while completing the ESL program and go on to earn an associate degree.

We offer instruction in a supportive environment with small class sizes and excellent teachers.

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, who wish to obtain student status.
  • 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.

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 ensures that you will be able to meet with an adviser and have your questions answered in a timely manner. Admissions is located in the Student Services Center (SSVC), room 100 on the Arnold, Maryland campus.

English as a Second Language

If you plan to enroll in our English as a Second Language program full time or if you have been referred to classes as a result of your TOEFL score, you will be required to take a Level of English Proficiency (LOEP) exam and complete a writing assignment in order to determine your correct placement in ESL courses. We offer a comprehensive five-level English for Academic Purposes (EAP) program that is designed to prepare students to be successful in their college courses. Students who place 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