English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

How to Apply for APP

How to Apply: Admissions Pathway Program

Admission to USM for students whose first language is not English is based upon a student's academic record and TOEFL (or IELTS)  score. USM uses the TOEFL, which is an assessment that looks at a student’s English language proficiency, to determine his/her readiness for the rigor of university level coursework. For more information about these assessments, please visit the TOEFL website or the IELTS website.

Students whose assessment scores are below TOEFL 213CBT/80iBT and who are otherwise admissible to USM may be admitted to USM's  Admission Pathways Program (APP). These students may also be eligible to apply for federal financial aid as residents and take other credit-bearing courses depending on their English language level. To learn more about the admissions process at USM, please visit the Undergraduate Application page at USM’s Admissions Office website.

Students who are admitted into the APP program must sign a contract agreeing to the obligations of the program. Additionally, newly admitted APP students will be tested during their orientation and placed into the appropriate APP Courses.