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 October 1, 2013. Evaluations will not be required by AACC unless requested after the CASPA application has been reviewed.
All foreign-educated applicants must do one of the following:
A. Successfully pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 (250 is the equivalent computer score and 100 is the Internet-based score) by the application deadline. Please note, TOEFL scores are only valid for two years. Applicants must meet the TOEFL requirement on the CASPA application at the time of submission to be eligible for consideration.
Anne Arundel Community College’s code for TOEFL is 5019. Prior to submission, report TOEFL scores on the CASPA application and have an official copy of the TOEFL sent by mail directly to:
P.O. Box 9108
Watertown, MA 02471
B. Applicants who have successfully completed college level English courses within the United States equivalent to Anne Arundel Community College’s ENG 111 or ENG 115 and ENG 112 or ENG 116 or ENG 121 with a grade of "C" or higher are not required to take the TOEFL. English courses must be reflected on the CASPA Application to meet the TOEFL requirement.
C. Applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher from a nationally recognized institution in the United States are not required to take the TOEFL.
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 Student
If given conditional 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 a health professions program.
Please note: Students without a Social Security number may not be permitted at some clinical rotations 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.