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International students who are non-native English speakers are typically required to provide evidence of their English abilities before they are admitted into a US college or university. «IELTS» provides a fair, accurate and reliable measure of language skills, and is trusted by organizations worldwide as a proof of English proficiency.

About College of Central Florida

College of Central Florida is a college in Ocala, FL that is both affordable and highly accredited, and awards both bachelor and associate degrees to students from all around the United States and the rest of the world. The Aspen Institute College Excellence program has listed CF among the top 150 colleges in the nation based on student outcomes. Since 1957, the school has been a valuable educational resource for their community. The school is a student-focused, equal opportunity institution that works to empower students to learn and grow on both an individual and collaborative level, and is deeply committed to student success.

College of Central Florida

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Ocala, Florida
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All Students Welcome

English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes

The College of Central Florida does not require a Test of English as a Foreign Language, SAT or ACT, TOEFL, for admission. However, students take a placement test to access the proficiency of their English and mathematics skills. Student test results that reflect adequate skills will be eligible for college-level, degree course work. Those who do not meet the required placement test score will be required to take ESL classes until the student has met the language requirements.

At CF, the English as a second language for Academic purposes courses are designed to prepare a non-native English speaker to have success in a degree program of their choice.

The ESL program will improve:

  • English Skills
  • Grammar
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

International Students

The CF community is very welcoming towards international students; they currently have students enrolled from 40 countries all over the world. The top three countries represented are Japan, Vietnam and Brazil. At CF, the office of international student services provides valuable services and information to international applicants, along with resources for international students to ease their transition to learning in a new environment. The office provides F-1 Visa application assistance, academic advising, immigration advising, admissions advising, international student orientation, a variety of international student clubs, employment opportunities and assistance for F-1 students, international student housing, airport shuttle services, and services involved with changing visa status to F-1 student Visa.

Campus and Location

CF’s 150-acre campus is in sunny Ocala, FL, within driving distance of internationally sought-after destinations such as Disney World, Universal Studios, and the JFK space center, along with beautiful beaches, swamps, springs, and all kinds of iconic Florida nature and wildlife. The climate is tropical, with hot, humid summers, and mildly cold winters. Many people in Ocala like to ride their bikes to get around; the CF campus is peppered with bike racks. Others choose to use the Ocala city bus system, which offers a reduced fare to CF students. Right next to the campus there is student housing, which features common areas, swimming pools, computer labs, game rooms, and more.

Fast Facts

At CF, you can expect more!

  • CF ranked in the top 1% in the affordability rank across the U.S. by the US Dept of Education based on tuition and cost of living
  • CF has six different locations that span three different counties, and students have the choice to take classes in either the day or the evening, along with online, in-person, and hybrid formats
  • CF has more than 140 academic pathways, all of which can lead to lucrative opportunities in high-skill careers
  • CF has partnered with many universities in the Florida University System such as, the University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, FAMU, and the University of Florida, allowing students to transfer to a University after they have completed their A.A. degree. This helps students save nearly half of the tuition that going to one of these schools would require
  • 95% of CF graduates end up working in their field of study or continuing their education within a year of graduation


CF offers more than 140 different academic pathways in a wide range of disciplines. Each pathway is customized to fit a student’s unique needs and career choices. The school offers a number of degrees in Arts and Humanities, in Business, Industry, Manufacturing and Construction, in Communication, in Education, in Health Sciences, in Social/Behavioral Science and Human Services and Public Service, and STEM. These programs are career-oriented, and students are able to personalize their academic experience while maintaining a clear goal that will pay off.

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