International Student Application for Admission to UDC: Demonstrating English Proficiency

International applicants from countries where English is not the official language or who are non-native English speakers must submit proof English Proficiency for general admission to the Community College or the Flagship in one of the following ways:

  • Submit a transcript indicating a grade of “C” or better in one college-level English course at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States
  • Graduated from an ELS Educational Services English proficiency program with a minimum proficiency score of 109 for the Community College or 112 for the Flagship undergraduate or graduate programs
  • Submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores
    • Minimum score of 550 on the written test or 79 on the Internet test are admissible to both the Community College and Flagship campuses
    • Applicants with scores of less than 60 on the Internet test will be denied admission to the Community college
    • Applicants with scores 60-78 on the internet and having an average score of 86 or better on the ESL Accuplacer exam will be admitted into the Community College
  • Submit International Language Testing System (ILETS) scores
    • Minimum overall band score of 6 for admission to both the Community College and the Flagship campuses.
  • Submit SAT or ACT scores:
    • Minimum SAT I Critical Reading scores of 500 or ACT-English scores of 16 for admission to UDC-CC
    • Minimum SAT I Critical reading scores of 600 or ACT-English score of 19 for admission to the Flagship
    • International students are not required to submit SAT or ACT test scores for admissions*Requirement Waiver This requirement will be waived upon the submission of an official college transcript evidencing the successful completion of two college-level English courses at an accredited American college or university, indicating a “C” or better.Graduate from an ELS Educational Services proficiency program with a minimum score of 109 for the Community College of 112 for the Flagship undergraduate or graduate programs.

Contact the Admissions Office

Monday – Friday    8:30 A.M – 5 P.M.

Van Ness Campus
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Building 39
Washington, DC 20008

202.274.5941 or

Undergraduate Admissions

First Time in College

Alpha Cluster:  A – L

Shala Butts

Alpha Cluster:
M – Z

Idono Gbenro

Omar Harrod


Akua Jordan

2nd Degree/Transfer Students
Sheila McKay

High School Visits/Outreach Events/Campus Tours
Omar Harrod, Recruiter

Graduate / Doctoral Admissions

Mr. Tim Harrison