Undergraduate Admission Requirements for International Students

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you must provide information on your visa or immigration status. To do so, enclose a copy of your permanent resident card, your visa and your I-94 departure card, or other proof of your current visa or immigration status with your admission application.

If English is not your native language, you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to University of Maryland University College (UMUC) by means of one of the following:

  • A minimum score of 550 on the written version, or 79 on the Internet version, of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
  • A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), including the academic writing and academic reading modules.
  • A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam.
  • Graduation from a U.S. high school or regionally accredited university.
  • A transcript indicating a grade of C or higher in an English composition course from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

Applicants must arrange to have official score reports sent directly from the testing agency to Undergraduate Admissions. The TOEFL score recovery code for UMUC is 5804. All scores (TOEFL, IELTS and EIKEN) must be no more than two years old.

Applicants who were educated in one of the following countries meet the English language requirement:

Anguilla

Malta

Antigua and Barbuda

Mauritius

Australia

Micronesia

Bahamas

Namibia

Barbados

New Zealand

Belize

Nigeria

Bermuda

Papua New Guinea

Botswana

Philippines

British Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico

Cameroon

Seychelles

Canada (except Quebec)

Sierra Leone

Cayman Islands

Singapore

Dominica

South Africa

Falkland Islands

St. Catalina

Fiji

St. Kitts and Nevis

Gambia

St. Lucia

Ghana

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Gibraltar

Swaziland

Grenada

Tanzania

Guyana

Tonga

Hong Kong

Trinidad and Tobago

Ireland

Turks and Caicos Islands

Jamaica

Uganda

Kenya

United Kingdom (Scotland, England, Wales)

Lesotho

United States Virgin Islands

Liberia

Zambia

Malawi

Zimbabwe

If you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours at a U.S. college or university, you must verify your completion of the equivalent of a U.S. secondary education by one of the following:

  • Requesting an evaluation from an approved international credit evaluation agency
  • Providing official transcripts showing completion of the U.S. General Education Development (GED) exam with a total score of at least 600 and a minimum score of 150 on each section (for exams after January 2014), 2250 and a minimum score of 410 on each section (for exams between January 2002 and January 2014), or a total score of 225 and minimum score of 40 on each section (for exams prior to January 2002)

Until this verification is received by UMUC, you will be admitted for one semester only and limited to registering for a maximum of 7 semester hours. Once verification is received, you will be changed to regular status and may register for up to 18 semester hours. You will not be permitted to register for subsequent semesters until verification is received.