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International students who plan to obtain an F-1 visa and whose native language is not English must submit a satisfactory Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score to be admitted to an associate degree program at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC).

If you need to fulfill this requirement, we recommend that you take the TOEFL test as soon as possible, as this requirement takes some time to complete. You must ask to have your official score report sent directly to AACC using code 5019.

A student with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test), 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) may be admitted to a college degree program. Students with a score of 450 (paper-based), 133 (computer-based), 46 (internet-based) may be admitted to the English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Visit the TOEFL website for information about test dates, locations and registration.

Note: Students interested in the Health Sciences programs at AACC must consult with the School of Health Sciences for TOEFL requirements.

Who is Exempt from the TOEFL Requirement?

Exceptions are made for international students who submit one of the following:

  • Appropriate placement test score from AACC’s Accuplacer Placement test
  • Transfer of college English credit from an accredited U.S. agency, college or university
  • Completion of AACC’s ESL/ELL program
  • SAT score in reading of 480 or above
  • ACT score in English of 18 or above
  • If English is your first language and you are from a country where English is the official language
  • If you are from one of the following countries, you are exempt from the TOEFL requirement:
    • Antigua
    • Australia
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Belize
    • Bermuda
    • British Virgin Islands (St. Kitts-Nevis, Anguilla)
    • Cameroon (British system—TOEFL not required. French system—TOEFL required)
    • Canada (English-speaking, i.e. not Quebec)
    • Cayman Islands
    • Dominica
    • Ghana
    • Grand Turks and Caicos Islands
    • Grenada
    • Guyana
    • Ireland
    • Jamaica
    • Kenya
    • Lesotho
    • Liberia
    • Montserrat
    • Namibia
    • New Zealand
    • Nigeria
    • Sierra Leone
    • South Africa
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent
    • Swaziland
    • The Gambia
    • Tanzania
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • U.S. Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John)
    • Uganda
    • United Kingdom
    • Zambia
    • Zimbabwe

      NOTE: Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, but the TOEFL is required.  

Note: You are required to take the English Accuplacer placement test upon arrival and before registration.


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