The TOEFL is required for admission only for those students who are from countries where English is not the primary language.
Have your most recent TOEFL score report mailed directly to Estrella Mountain Community College (DI Code 8238). A TOEFL score of 500, or 61 on the internet-based test is required for admission to EMCC. The TOEFL must have been taken within two years of the date for which admission is being sought. We also accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band Score of 5.5 or better or a minimum IELTS individual Band Score of 5.0 in each module.
All students are required to take a placement test, at no cost, upon your arrival to Estrella Mountain Community College. Depending on your English skills, you will take either the ACCUPLACER or the CELSA exam. The exam is not “pass” or “fail” but simply to place you in the appropriate courses that best meet your educational needs.
Please note: Although we offer ESL (English as a Second Language) courses, we do not have an exclusive ESL program suited for international F-1 visa students.
To maintain your F-1 visa status, you must be enrolled in a full-time course of study (12 credits or more) each semester. At this time, we cannot guarantee a full-time ESL schedule.
EMCC is one of 10 (ten) community colleges within the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD). Please research the ESL programs at any of our sister colleges shown on this district MAP.