International Students ICAOM is approved by the Federal Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS) to offer F-1 Student Visas.   Foreign students who wish to enroll in the program need to have all foreign transcripts translated into English and evaluated to approximate comparable levels of education achievement in the United States by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as being qualified to make such assessments.  ICAOM recommends the following:

Current Members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

In addition to the required documents for admission to the program, foreign applicants must provide proof of their financial status and ability to pay for tuition and living expenses for at least one calendar year while in the United States.  Documentation may be in the form of a recent bank statement or affidavit of financial support. Form 1-20 will be provided to international students once all admission requirements have been met.  Students are required to pay all relevant fees.

English language competency is required of all students seeking admission to ICAOM's programs. This must be demonstrated by one of the following means:

The student must have completed a two-year (60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits) undergraduate- or graduate-level, English-based education in an institution: (i) accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, or (ii) in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, or Ireland. In all cases, English must have been both the language of instruction and the language of the curriculum used;
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL® iBT) - Acceptable scores: TOEFL iBT total score: 61
or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic Format - Acceptable scores: IELTS overall band score: 6
Duolingo English Test score: 90
China Standard of English Language (CSE) score: CSE 6
Cambridge English Advanced or Certificate in English score: C
Common European Framework Reference (CEFR) score: B2
Occupational English Test (OET) score: 250, C
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic score: Overall 45

Applicants must satisfy one of the above requirement to be considered for admission with English as a second language.  For information on the Test of English as a Foreign Language, please consult the Educational Testing Service’s TOEFL website at  The ICAOM code number for the TOEFL is 7978. 

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