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Application Process for Full-Time International Freshman Students

Please submit the following:

  • The Counselor Recommendation and Transcript Request Form
  • One additional letter of recommendation
  • One personal essay (details in application)
  • English Proficiency Exam results if you are a non-native English-speaking student. Marist accepts the TOEFL or the IELTS.
    Note:The English Proficiency Exam result requirement can be waived for students who have met any of the following criteria:
    • Completed or are pursuing an International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Attained a minimum score of 500 on the SAT Critical Reading or Writing section
    • Attended a U.S. or international school taught in English for a minimum of four years without any English as a Second Language courses
    • 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
      Note: All test scores must come directly from the Testing Service to Marist College. The Marist report code is 2400. Scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class of the proposed term of entry.
  • Official United States high school/secondary school transcripts if applicable and/or official translated high school/secondary school transcripts of all foreign academic credentials (examination results and grade reports)
  • Official results of the SAT or ACT exam if you want the Admission Committee to consider your scores (Marist is test optional).
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee

Students must submit their completed application no later than the appropriate deadline. Accepted students will receive a letter of admission and an enrollment form. Once an accepted student submits an enrollment deposit, an I-20 form that enables the student to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be mailed. Please see the visa process here. For additional information about studying in the United States and to locate the U.S. government representative in your country, please log on to http://www.educationusa.state.gov.

Application Deadlines

Early Decision: November 1st

Early Action: November 15th

Regular Decision: February 1st

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Application Process for Full-Time International Transfer Students

Please submit the following:

  • A completed transfer application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One personal essay (details in application)
  • Provide a list of courses currently in progress and include the course numbers (e.g., ENG100)
  • English Proficiency Exam results if you are a non-native English-speaking student. Marist accepts the TOEFL or the IELTS.
    Note:The English Proficiency Exam result requirement can be waived for students who have met any of the following criteria:
      • Completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma
      • Attained a minimum score of 500 on the SAT Critical Reading or Writing section
      • Attended a U.S. or international school taught in English for a minimum of four years without any English as a Second Language courses
      • Completed one academic year studying at a United States college or university
      • 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
        Note: All test scores must come directly from the Testing Service to Marist College. The Marist report code is 2400. Scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class of the proposed term of entry.
  • Official United States high school/secondary school transcripts if applicable and/or official translated high school/secondary school transcripts of all foreign academic credentials (examination results and grade reports)
  • Official United States college or university transcripts if applicable and/or an official translation and credit evaluation of all foreign college or university credentials (examination results and grade reports)
  • Official results of the SAT or ACT exam if you want the Admission Committee to consider your scores (Marist is test optional)
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee

Students must submit their completed application no later than the appropriate deadline. Accepted students will receive a letter of admission and an enrollment form. Once an accepted student submits an enrollment deposit, an I-20 form that enables the student to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be mailed. Please see the visa process here. For additional information about studying in the United States and to locate the U.S. government representative in your country, please log on to http://www.educationusa.state.gov.

Preferred Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: June 1st – August 23rd (Admission is rolling)

Spring Semester: November 1st – January 22nd

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Application Process for International Adult Students

Please submit the following:

  • A completed adult application
  • A resume and/or personal statement if required (check here for specific program requirements)
  • Official United States high school/secondary school transcripts if applicable and/or official translated high school/secondary school transcripts of all foreign academic credentials (examination results and grade reports)
      • High school/secondary school transcripts are not required for applicants with an associate’s degree or higher
  • Official United States college or university transcripts if applicable and/or an official translation and credit evaluation of all foreign academic college or university credentials (examination results and grade reports)
  • English Proficiency Exam results if you are a non-native English-speaking student. Marist accepts the TOEFL or the IELTS.
    Note: The English Proficiency Exam result requirement can be waived for students who have met any of the following criteria:
      • Completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma
      • Attained a minimum score of 500 on the SAT Critical Reading or Writing section
      • Attended a U.S. or international school taught in English for a minimum of four years without any English as a Second Language courses
      • Completed one academic year studying at a United States college or university
      • 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
        Note: All test scores must come directly from the Testing Service to Marist College. The Marist report code is 2400. Scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class of the proposed term of entry.
  • An original notarized copy or notarized affidavit of support, signed by both the applicant and his/her sponsor(s), for $50,985 (US) to cover the estimated costs for the 2014-2015 academic year (Note: the actual amount may change for the 2014-2015 academic year)

 

Students must submit their completed application no later than the appropriate deadline. Accepted students will receive a letter of admission and an enrollment form. Once an accepted student submits an enrollment deposit, an I-20 form that enables the student to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be mailed. Please see the visa process here. For additional information about studying in the United States and to locate the U.S. government representative in your country, please log on to http://www.educationusa.state.gov.

Preferred Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: August 1st (Admission is rolling)

Spring Semester: November 1st (Admission is rolling)*

*Note: The preferred spring application deadline for the Paralegal Certificate Program is February 1st

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Application Process for International Graduate Students

International students applying to any graduate program at Marist must:

  • Complete the Marist Online Graduate Admission Application
  • Submit all prior college transcripts indicating bachelor’s degree completion via Transcript Request Form
  • Complete any additional forms required by the program to which you are applying:
  • Email a resume, personal statement, and/or essay responses to graduate@marist.edu if required. Check here for specific program requirements.
  • Submit official United States college or university transcripts if applicable and/or 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
    Note: Not required for Information Systems and Software Development applicants from India or Nepal
  • Submit a minimum GRE score of 300 and English Proficiency Exam results if applicable. One of the following exams is required for non-Native English-speaking students:
    Note: The English Proficiency Exam result requirement can be waived for students who have met any of the following criteria:
    • Completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma
    • Attended a U.S. or international school taught in English for a minimum of four years without any English as a Second Language courses
    • Completed one academic year studying at a United States college or university
    • 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
      Note: All test scores must come directly from the Testing Service to Marist College. The Marist report code is 2400. Copies of test scores will delay the admission process since an I-20 will not be issued without official documents. Scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class of the proposed term of entry.
  • Pay the $50 non-refundable application fee

Students must submit their completed application no later than the appropriate deadline. Accepted students will receive a letter of admission and an enrollment form. Once an accepted student submits an enrollment deposit, an I-20 form that enables the student to apply for an F-1 Student Visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate will be mailed. Please see the visa process here. For additional information about studying in the United States and to locate the U.S. government representative in your country, please log on to http://www.educationusa.state.gov.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines differ between programs. For a complete listing of application deadlines, please visit: https://www.marist.edu/admission/graduate/deadlines.html

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