Language Proficiency

​​All full-time and part-time students whose native language is NOT English must provide official evidence of English language proficiency for admission to a degree program of study at DMACC. This requirement may be met by taking and passing the ELL Test in ACCUPLACER® Classic. This test is available at the assessment centers located on each DMACC campus. This requirement may be waived by providing any of the following:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 173 on the computer test, 500 on the paper test, or 61 on the iBT internet-based version (45 if speaking not completed). The TOEFL code for DMACC is 6177.
  • Official transcripts from an accredited United States college or university showing successful completion ('C' or better grade) of a college-level writing course and 6 hours of college-level academic course work requiring reading.
  • ACT score of 19 or higher in Reading and Writing. The ACT code for DMACC is 1272.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 5.0 or higher.
  • Duolingo English Test: The Duolingo English Test (DET) is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken online via a computer with a webcam and microphone. The test includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample which are shared wi​th DMACC when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session. DET tests taken on or after July 15, 2019, require a score of 90 or higher. To take your test today, please visit: http://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants

Applicants who cannot show proficiency at the required level MAY be admitted to the English Language Learner ​(ELL) program. Admission to ELL is usually for a maximum of one (1) year. Applicants in the ELL program may be admitted to their degree​ program when able to demonstrate the required level of English proficiency.