International Study: How to Apply
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How to Apply

To apply for undergraduate study at Mount Mary University, you must be in the process of completing or have already completed high school.

Application Process:

Coming to Mount Mary will require two overall steps. First, you must be admitted to Mount Mary University.  Next, you will need to obtain a visa or change your I-20 relationship (if you are currently in the US on an F-1 visa). You may (and should) begin considering the financial requirements when you are applying to Mount Mary. However, financial documents are not required for Mount Mary to make an admissions decision.  Therefore, you are encouraged to apply with academic credentials and not hold up submitting your application for financial documentation.

Academic Admission:

  1. Submit a free online Undergraduate International Student Application for Admission.

  2. For coursework and degrees earned outside the US: Submit a transcript evaluation to determine U.S. equivalency. The evaluation must be a  course-by-course evaluation.  Accepted evaluation agencies are World Education Services, or  Educational Credential Evaluators.  Learn more about this requirement. 

  3. For coursework and degrees earned inside the U.S, Micronesia, Guam and Puerto Rico: Submit official transcripts from high school/secondary school which you have attended.
  4. Test scores. Students educated in non-English speaking countries must present proof of English proficiency.  Accepted proofs are outlined below.  Students who come from countries where language of instruction was in English (including Micronesia, Guam) must provide an ACT or SAT test score.

  5. If you are an international student transferring from another U.S. college or university, submit the International Student Transfer Form. (Note: This writable PDF form works best with PCs. Mac computers are not compatible with saving information in this writable PDF.)    

Visa Issuance for Students Requiring an F-1 Visa to Study in the U.S.

1. Submit financial documentation required to show financial support.  For the 2017-2018 academic year, we estimate a student's cost including Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, Textbooks, Supplies, and (mandatory) health insurance to be $40,675.  Please note: this is an estimated cost before scholarships and any financial aid is applied.  Also note: this rate does not include transportation, visa fees, etc.  Submit financial support documentation (e.g. bank statements in US currency) along with our Financial Support Form 2017-2018.

2. Submit copies of passport.

3. Obtain I-20 from Mount Mary University.

4. Pay SEVS fee and schedule visa appointment at US Embassy. 

5. Arrange for your flight to arrive for International Student Orientation and communicate flight details to Ms. Heather Gilvary-Hamad at gilvaryh@mtmary.edu.

Special Note to Students from Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Guam and Puerto Rico:

1. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure smooth processing of your financial aid package.

2. Although you are not required to obtain a visa, consider the estimated costs above. Consider your finances before arrival so that you may focus on your studies while enrolled.

3. Arrange for your flight to arrive on time for International Student Orientation and communicate travel details to Ms. Heather Gilvary-Hamad at gilvaryh@mtmary.edu.

English Proficiency Requirements

Students educated in non-English speaking countries are required to provide proof of English language proficiency. Mount Mary accepts any of the following for proof of English language proficiency for undergraduate students:

  • TOEFL
    • TOEFL iBT: 68 for direct admission, 61-67 for individual admission review
    • TOEFL PBT: 520 for direct admission, 500-519 for individual admission review
    • TOEFL CBT: 190 for direct admission, 173-189 for individual admission review
    • TOEFL ITP: 520 for direct admission, 500-519 for individual admission review
  • IELTS: 6.0 for direct admission, 5.5 for individual admission review
  • WESLI: Completion of level 600
  • ELS: Completion of level 112

Student Health Insurance

There are several options for students to maintain their healthcare coverage; students may: enroll in the plan offerings available through WPS; enroll under the Federal Marketplace at HealthCare.gov; apply for state health or other private health programs; or stay on their parent/guardian’s plans, if this is an option.

Questions? Contact us.  

If you need assistance during the application process or have questions about enrolling at Mount Mary, please contact the Admission Office:

  • Email: mmu-admiss@mtmary.edu
  • International Telephone Calls: +1-414-930-3024
  • Phone Calls within the U.S.: (800) 321-6265

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