International Students Admission Procedures

Students applying for admission who are not permanent residents or U.S. citizens should refer to the freshman or transfer sections for general instructions. In addition to the requirements stated in those sections, the following documents are required:

  1. Certified original copies of all transcripts, accompanied by official translations.
  2. English as a Second Language (TOEFL) is required of all applicants for whom English was not the language spoken in the schools they attended. An official score must be sent directly from the testing agency or the school to the Admission Office. Note: the score required for admission to the traditional undergraduate program is 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based).
  3. A financial statement describing the resources available to the student must accompany the application for admission. Official verification of bank funds must also be submitted along with an English translation.
  4. Students transferring from an ESL program or another US college or university must comply with all immigration regulations necessary for transfer.

If the applicant is admitted to Mount Saint Mary’s University, she/he will be required to submit a $300 (US) non-refundable tuition deposit to secure their space in the class.

The I-20 form will be sent to the prospective F-1 student after:

  1. Tuition deposit has been received and processed.
  2. The International Student Data form has been received and processed
  3. The MSMU Designated School Official has determined that all required documents are in satisfactory order.
NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to obtain the proper student visa to enter the United States. Students on a valid U.S. work visa are not classified as international students and will not receive an I-20.