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Application Process for Full-Time International

Freshman, Transfer, and Adult Undergraduate Students

In addition to meeting the required academic standards for undergraduate admission to Marist, international applicants must also supply:

  • The appropriate Admission Application.
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One from a guidance or school counselor
    • One from an adult of your choice, i.e. teacher, coach, or supervisor
  • One personal Essay (details in application)
  • English Proficiency Exam results (for non-native English-speaking students) One of the following exams is required.
    • TOEFL - Students must submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper based TOEFL exam or a 213 on the computer based TOEFL or an 80 on the Internet based TOEFL exam.
    • IELTS - Students must submit a minimum score of 6.5
      All test scores must come directly from the Testing Service to Marist College. Note: the Marist report code is 2400. Copies of test scores will delay the admission process since an I20 will not be issued without official documents.
      * Please note: TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid
  • Official translated high school/secondary school and university transcripts and official original copies provide an official evaluation of all foreign academic credentials (examination results and grade reports) that correspond to high school/secondary school equivalent in the United States.
  • Declaration of Finances and Sponsorship: Traditional UndergraduatesPDF
    • Students must submit an original notarized copy or notarized affidavit of support, signed by both the applicant and his/her sponsor, for $50,985 (US) to cover the estimated costs for the 2014-2015 academic year (note: the actual amount may change for the 2015-2016 academic year). 

Students must submit their completed application no later than the appropriate deadline. Accepted students will receive a letter of admission, an enrollment form. Once an accepted student submits the enrollment deposit, the I-20 will be mailed. An I-20 form enables the student to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. We regret that we are unable to offer scholarships or financial aid to students who are not U.S. citizens or do not hold permanent resident status. For additional information about studying in the United States and to locate the US government representative in your country, please log on to http://www.educationusa.state.gov.

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Graduate Students

International students applying to any graduate program at Marist must:

  • Submit an application for admission by July 15 for the Fall semester or November 30 for the Spring semester with a $50 (US) non-refundable processing fee

  • Provide an official evaluation of all foreign academic credentials (examination results and grade reports) that correspond to a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in the United States. Not required for Information Systems and Software Development applicants from India or Nepal.

  • Additional application requirements may vary based upon program. Please view the program's website or contact the Office of Graduate and Adult Enrollment

  • Submit a minimum score of 80 on the Internet based TOEFL exam. Students may choose to submit a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS exam in lieu of the TOEFL and a minimum GRE score of 300. All test scores must come directly from that Testing Service to Graduate Admissions at Marist College. Note: the Marist report code is 2400. Copies of test scores will delay the admission process since an I20 will not be issued without official documents.

  • Submit an original notarized copy of the Declaration of Finances FormPDF or notarized affidavit of support, signed by both the applicant and his/her sponsor, for $25,145 (US) to cover costs for the 2013-2014 academic year (note: the amount may change for the 2014-2015 academic year). 

  • Submit an official letter from a bank or other financial institution (with bank seal and management signature) stating that a minimum of $25,145 (US) is accessible to cover costs for the 2012-2013 academic year (note: the amount may change for the 2012-2013 academic year).

  • International Recruitment & Outreach

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