We are thrilled that you are considering a Mount Marty College education! The steps below will help you to explore the opportunities available to you through pursuing your degree as an international student at MMC.
Applicants from international countries are advised to begin the application procedures AT LEAST six months in advance of anticipated enrollment to allow sufficient time for document and visa processing.
Application Procedures for International Students:
- Submit an application for admission to Mount Marty College.
- Submit a $35 non-refundable application fee.
- Submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) results directly to Mount Marty College from ETS.
- Minimum TOEFL scores required for MMC admission:
- minimum score of 530 or higher (paper-based test)
- minimum score of 71 or higher (internet-based test)
- Please note that the TOEFL requirement may be waived for International applicants who graduated from an American high school or an area of another English speaking country (i.e. Canada, Australia, UK) if they have a 2.0 or higher GPA AND an ACT Writing sub score of 18 or higher OR an SAT Critical Reading sub score of 440 or higher and Writing sub score of 440 or higher.
- For MMC admission, a minimum grade point average of a 2.0 is required for secondary and post-secondary coursework.
- If completed within the U.S., an official transcript may be requested directly from that institution. Transcripts should be sent directly from that institution to Mount Marty.
- If completed outside of the U.S., academic credential evaluations from World Education Services (WES) are required. Official academic transcripts should be submitted to WES. Official credential evaluations must be received by Mount Marty directly from WES. It is the student's responsibility to pay for and have any required evaluations completed.
- For secondary transcripts, a Document-by-Document Report is required.
- For post-secondary transcripts, a Course-by-Course Report is required.
- For more information on what documentation to provide to WES based on your country, please go here.
- Note that international applicants may be eligible for some types of institutional aid and should work with a MMC Enrollment Counselor to determine possible areas of eligibility. Additional documentation may be required such as ACT or SAT score reports.
For Students Who Are Currently in the U.S.
Once all the necessary documents outlined above have been received, the applicant file will be reviewed for admission to MMC. If accepted, MMC will issue a letter of acceptance. To receive an I-20 from MMC, you must now complete the following:
- Submit the International Student Transfer Form to have your current visa status verified by your current school.
Once submitted, an I-20 will be issued by MMC.
For Students Who Are Currently outside the U.S.
Once all the necessary documents outlined above have been received, the applicant file will be reviewed for admission to MMC. If accepted, MMC will issue a letter of acceptance and official I-20 to the student. Upon receipt of the I-20, it should be reviewed carefully to confirm accuracy and signed by the applicant in the designated space.
At this time, the applicant should make arrangements with the American Embassy or Consulate to obtain a visa.
Applying for a Student Visa
To allow time to overcome any unforeseen problems that might arise, students are encouraged to apply for their visas several weeks before they plan to travel. Students may not be issued a visa more than 120 days before the registration date noted on the I-20.
All applicants for a Student Visa must provide:
- A Form I-20.
- A completed nonimmigrant visa application form (DS-156) with your photo. These forms are available at the Embassy at no charge.
- A passport valid for at least six months after your proposed date of entry into the United States.
- A receipt for the visa application processing fee.
- Proof of SEVIS I-901 fee payment (I-901 receipt).
All applicants should be prepared to provide:
- Transcripts and diplomas from all institutions attended.
- Scores from any standardized tests taken, such as the TOEFL, SAT, ACT, IELTS, etc.
- Financial evidence that shows you or your financial sponsor have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses during the period of your intended study.
Making Travel Arrangements
Once you have your visa, you may begin making your travel arrangements. Please do so early, as airline flights are filled quickly during the student travel season.
It is important to remember that visa regulations prohibit students from arriving more than 30 days in advance of the date of arrival on their Form I-20.
Of course, your Mount Marty Enrollment Counselor is always ready to be of service if you have any questions or need assistance at any point during the admission, financial aid, or registration process.