English Proficiency Requirement

If your native language is not English, you must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

The code number for submitting TOEFL scores to ACC is 6759. There is no institutional code for the IELTS examination. Test takers should provide the following address to have their official score sent to ACC:

Austin Community College
Attn: International Student Office 
1020 Grove Blvd
Austin, Texas 78741

Minimum scores

A TOEFL score of 530 (paper-based test) or 71 (Internet-based test) with a 53 composite score in reading, listening, and writing sections, or an IELTS overall band score of 5.5 required for admissions with the F-1, J-1, and J-2 visa types.

Test alternative for other visa types

Applicants with A, E, G, H, I, K, L, O, R, TD, TN, U, or V visa types may choose to take the ESOL assessment at ACC instead of the TOEFL or IELTS test.

Exemptions

You may be exempt from the English proficiency assessment if:

  • You graduated from a U.S. high school after attending there at least two years.
  • You are an F-1 visa student seeking to co-enroll at ACC while attending another university.

You are exempt from the English proficiency assessment if your home country is one of the following countries whose native language is English:

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Micronesia
  • New Zealand
  • St. Helena
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Santa Lucia
  • Saint Vincent & the
  • Grenadines
  • Sierra Leone
  • Trinidad/Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • Virgin Islands
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

TOEFL/IELTS testing information

Information concerning test dates, test centers, and procedures is available from the TOEFL website and IELTS website.