English Language Proficiency

Applicants to AOMA who are international (non-immigrant) students from a non-English speaking foreign country, or who are U.S. permanent residents whose previous education was completed in a non-English speaking foreign country, are required to demonstrate English language proficiency.

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency:


  • Applicants must demonstrate proficiency with the English language through the submission of an original Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) score report from Educational Testing Service (ETS®) documenting a score of at least 61 on the internet-based test (IBT) (at least a minium score of 26 speaking, 22 listening or higher).
  • Applicants taking the paper-based test must submit an original TOEFL score report documenting a score of at least 500.


  • As an alternative to submitting an official TOEFL score report, international applicants may instead demonstrate English-language Proficiency by submitting an official score report from IELTS demonstrating a minimum score of 6.0. 

Exemption from Examinations:

Alternately, applicants may be exempt from the requirement to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score report if they have demonstrated English language proficiency through the completion of at least two years (60 semester credits/ 90 quarter credits) of baccalaureate-level education at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States DOE, or from an equivalent English-language institution in another country.

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