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 ESL 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.

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