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Can I study in America? What are the Admission Requirements?

American National University has a rich history of diversity and we appreciate the cultural perspective our international students bring to our classrooms. If you have successfully graduated from a secondary school, ANU is ready to help you start the next level of your education in America.

Path to a degree at an American University
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Do I speak English well enough to study at American National University?

There are several ways (see below) our international students demonstrate their proficiency in the English language – but even if you do not meet one of these requirements – American National University has an English as a Second Language learning program available to help our international students get to the level they need in order to succeed in their classes. Once you have submitted your application, you can be provisionally accepted into a program and enrolled in a course at our English Language Institute that will help you build the foundation you need to succeed in an English-speaking educational program.

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency

  1. TOEFL®
    1. Undergraduates:  500 on Paper based test, 61 on Internet based test.
    2. Graduates:  530 on Paper based test, 71 on Internet based test.
  2. IELTS
    1. Undergraduates:  6.0 overall band score.
    2. Graduated:  6.5 overall band score.
  3. PEARSON Test of English Academics Score Report
    1. Undergraduates:  44
    2. Graduates:  58

*No scores are required if Transcripts states “ Medium of Instruction:  English”
*Students from countries that are Native English speakers (Nigeria for example) do not need scores

** If you do not yet fulfill any of the above requirements – American National University’s English Language Institute can help you successfully pass the TOEFL® or IELTS®.


List of Important Application Documents



ANU International Admissions address:

International Admissions Office
American National University
1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153 U.S.A.





English as Second Language (ESL)

If your English skills are not where they should be and you want to know how to learn english, ANU offers English language training through our English Language Institute. Together we can get your English proficiency where you need it to be!

Meet ANU Students:

  • On Thursday, November 30, 2017, guest from ShenQi Ethnic Medicine College of Guizhou Medical University and its President Mr. Zhang visited the Roanoke Valley Campus for the official signing of a joint partnership between both Universities

    American National University welcomes ShenQi Ethnic Medicine College of Guizhou Medicine University

  • The first term will begin January 2, 2018. Registration is now open for applications for the ESL program.

    New Year Grand Opening!

  • There have been many milestones in the process of getting ANELI up and running in the upcoming term.

    American National English Language Institute

  • The event was filled with native dance performances, informative presentations, and king-size portions of international cuisine.

    1st Annual Global Student Appreciation Celebration

  • American National University and Royal International University are pleased to announce an agreement of joint partnership where American National University accepts students from Royal International University who have completed courses towards a degree.

    Partnership with Royal International University




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