English Proficiency Requirements

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) by the application deadline.

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 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (online test), or an Academic IELTS overall band score of  6.5 required for admissions with the F-1, F-2, J-1, and J-2 visa types.

TOEFL/IELTS testing information

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

Intensive English Program (IEP) Applicants

Students applying for the Intensive English Program (IEP) are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam, and will be required to take the ESOL assessment at ACC upon arrival.

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.


You may be exempt from the English proficiency assessment if:

  • You are an F-1 visa student seeking to co-enroll at ACC while attending another university.
  • You are applying to the Intensive English Program (IEP).

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