Admission & Financial Aid
Admission to The Florence, Italy Undergraduate Study Abroad Program
Marist Italy Bachelor's Degree Admissions and Application Information
Thank you for your interest in applying to the Marist Florence, Italy Campus. The Marist College Florence, Italy Sister Campus offers a unique educational experience for undergraduate students looking to study abroad. Marist College, in partnership with Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM), offers four-year bachelor's degrees in Studio Art, Fine Arts, Art History, Conservation Studies, Digital Media, Fashion Merchandising (with concentrations in Business, Product Development, and Promotion), Interior Design, Italian Language and Global Marketing Communication. We also offer Certificates in Fine Arts and Global Marketing Communication.
The Admission Committee welcomes your application to the undergraduate Florence, Italy bachelor’s degree program. Below you will find the list of required documents for a completed application.
Due to Italian law, all non-European Union citizens must be 18 years of age in order to enroll at the Florence campus.
Florence Italy Application and Admissions Requirements
Please submit the following:
- Complete application online or download and print
- Submit official Secondary School transcript (official English translation into the US system)
- Personal Essay
- Two letters of recommendation for freshmen applicants, one letter for transfer applicants
- Forward official results of the SAT or ACT exam if you want the Admission Committee to consider your scores. Marist is SAT/ACT optional.
- *English Proficiency Exam results if you are a non-native English-speaking student. Marist accepts the TOEFL or the IELTS:
- 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 6.5All 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.
- Telephone interview with a Marist staff member. The estimated length of the interview is 10-15 minutes.
- If you are applying for Studio Art or Interior Design, please complete and submit the corresponding portfolio requirements.
*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
Applications are processed and reviewed on a rolling basis.
The preferred deadlines are:
- Fall: May 1st
- Spring: November 1st
Please send all documents to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
3399 North Rd.
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Please contact the admission office with any questions.