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International First-Year Students

At Marymount, a first-year student is defined as a first-time college student. Most first-year students enroll at the university directly out of high school. 

Scholarship Opportunities

International students are eligible for Marymount's merit-based scholarships. To view our available scholarships and their academic requirements, go to our scholarship information page

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, please submit the following:

  • Completed application with the $40 application fee. Apply online or download our application.
  • Letter of recommendation from your school principal, teacher, or academic adviser. This letter must be written in or translated to English.
  • Official academic transcripts, translated into English that show at least 3 years of academic performance. Transcripts must be sent directly to Marymount from the high school attended or authenticated by the Ministry of Education or the U.S. Embassy in the applicant's home country. Official transcripts are paper copies sent directly from the issuing institution to Marymount and must bear the institution's seal and appropriate signature.

    Where appropriate, include official results and certificates of completion from national secondary school examinations such as GCSE/GCE. CBSE national and regional, CXC/CSEC and WAEC. Transcripts must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation. 

    If you are mailing any application material, please send them to:

    ​Marymount University
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    2807 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, Virginia 22207

  • Official standardized exam score report.

    For the exam score report, students for whom English is their first language and have a GPA less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, must submit either an SAT or ACt score report.

    Students for whom English is a second language, must submit official results from the test of English as a foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing Systems (IELtS), Pearson test of English (PTE), SAT, or ACT, meeting the minimum scores listed below:

Test Marymount Exam Code Minimum Required Score
SAT 5405 450 Critical Reading
950 Critical Reading/Math Combined
ACT 4378 18 English Section
19 Composite
TOEFL* 5405 79 Internet
550 Paper
IELTS* 8310 6.0 Overall
PTE Academic*   54 Overall
  • Another option to satisfy the English language requirement is to successfully complete one of the following English programs: 
    • Level 8 with a score of 80% or higher in inlingua.
    • Level 9 and 10, with a final result of 84% at LADO.
    • Any College Advanced Electives: English for Specific Purposed class with a score of 85% or higher, Test Preparation Program with a core of 85% or higher, or College Certificate Program at Mentora College. 
    • Level 12 with a final score of 80% or higher at ESL Educational Services.
    If you graduated from a high school where the main language of instruction was English, please contact the undergraduate admissions office to verify whether the language proficiency requirements can be waived. 
  • Optional: You may submit a statement of 500 words or less for the admissions committee to review. This statement may include your educational goals, discussion of personal circumstances, and so on.

Application Deadlines

It is highly recommended that the application for admissions and all supporting documents are received no later than the date indicated for the corresponding semester. this applies the committee to review the application and for the appropriate immigration processes to take place before the beginning of the semester.

  • Fall semester (begins in late August) – August 1
  • Spring semester (begins in mid-January) – December 1
Please contact our offices directly if you haven't submitted all of your documents by these dates. We may still be able to work with you to help you complete your application in time.

Meet with an Admissions Counselor

Call 1-800-548-7638 or e-mail us to schedule an appointment with our international admissions counselor.