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Information for International Students

For Foreign Medical Graduates and International Students

Evaluation Services Accepted by AACC to be Submitted to CASPA

All foreign educated applicants must have transcripts of all higher education institutions attended evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) prior to submitting the CASPA application. All foreign transcripts must be evaluated (course-by-course evaluation is required) by one of these organizations listed above; no other evaluation services will be accepted. Please be advised that this process may take several months and must be sent directly to CASPA so that a verified CASPA application is received by the deadline of September 1, 2014. 

TOEFL Requirement

All foreign educated students whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and reflect a minimum score of  250 on the computer-based test or 100 for the internet-based test. Please note that TOEFL scores are only valid for two years from the date the CASPA application is submitted.  Applicants must meet the TOEFL requirement on the CASPA application at the time of submission to be eligible for consideration.  

Prior to submission, report TOEFL scores on the CASPA application and have an official copy of the TOEFL sent by mail directly to:

CASPA
P.O. Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471
 

 

Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution in the United States may be eligible to submit a request to waive the TOEFL requirement.

 

GPA

CASPA does not compute GPA from WES, AACRAO, and ECE evaluations but will send them to AACC, who will then manually calculate the GPA from the evaluations sent with the CASPA application.

Valid Immigration Documentation for International Students

If given provisional selection into the program, international applicants must submit valid immigration documentation to the AACC Admissions and Enrollment Development Office in order to complete the required College Application. For assistance regarding immigration documentation needed, please call 410-777-2152. Incomplete college applications may result in nonselection of the PA program.

Please note: Students without a Social Security number may not be permitted at some clinical rotation sites; site availability may delay or inhibit progression in the program. An International Student Admission Specialist in the AACC Admissions and Enrollment Development Office may be able to assist international students with F-1 visa status to obtain a Social Security number through Curricular Practical Training; please contact them at 410-777-2677.

For detailed information please refer to the college catalog.