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International First-Year Students

International First-Year Students must submit the following to be considered for admission: 

  • Completed first-year application
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Official transcripts and translations in English
  • Official Test Scores
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Demonstration of English Language Proficiency
  • Applicants may submit a personal essay for consideration, but it is not required 
Your application is considered complete when we receive all of your supporting documents. Only then will we review and consider your application for admission.

Complete your first-year application

Marymount accepts applications using our Marymount Application and The Common Application. 

 

Send your official transcripts and translations in English

  • Must Show at least 3 years of academic performance
  • If you have attended more than once high school, transcripts from each institution are required.
  • If you are from an educational system that requires external examination to graduate from high school, official results and certificates of the external examinations are required.
  • To be considered official, transcripts must be sent directly to Marymount from a high school official.
  • Your school counselor or other school official may upload your transcript along with your school report (if applicable) via the recommender prompt on the Marymount Application or the counselor portion of the Common Application.
  • Transcripts may be emailed from your school counselor of school official to admissions@marymount.edu. The transcript must be sent directly from the sender's school email address to be considered official. 
  • If your transcript is not in English, please submit both - the original document as well as a certified English translation.

To ensure timely processing of your documents, we prefer documents that are sent electronically. Documents may be emailed to admissions@marymount.edu.

If you are mailing your supporting documents, please send them to:

Marymount University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
USA


Send your test scores

  • Students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale do not need to submit their SAT or ACT scores for admissions consideration. 
  • We will convert your GPA from the scale your educational system uses to a GPA on a 4.0 scale and will determine whether an SAT or ACT test is required. We will contact you if you are required to submit an SAT or ACT test score. 
  • If you have taken the SAT or ACT (regardless of your GPA), we encourage you to submit an official test score. 
Marymount University’s codes for sending test scores are 5405 for the SAT and 4378 for the ACT.

Submit a letter of recommendation: 

  • Marymount requires one letter of recommendation from your high school counselor and/or one academic teacher.
  • The Marymount Application will request your recommender's name and email address. Your recommender will receive an email prompt to complete their letter of recommendation.
  • The Common Application allows your recommender to submit their recommendation via the Teacher Evaluation Form.
  • Your recommender may also submit their letter directly to our office via email to admissions@marymount.edu.

Demonstrate English Language Proficiency:


Regardless of citizenship, if English is not your first language, we require official scores from an English proficiency examination.

To meet the English Language Proficiency requirement. you must submit one of the following test scores:
Test MU Code Minimum Requirement
TOEFL 5405 79 internet-based
IELTS 4378 6.0 Overall
SAT 5405 450 EBRW, M
ACT 8310 18 English, 19 Composite
Students who submit a TOEFL or IELTS with a GPA below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be asked to submit an SAT or ACT score for admission consideration.

Conditions in which the English language Proficiency may be waived:

  • If you have attended high school where English was the primary language of instruction and you have completed English 9, 10, 11, and 12, you may be eligible to waive the English language proficiency requirement. (Note: ESL/ELL courses do not count).
  • If you have completed 30 credits from a U.S.. institution AND completed English Composition 1 with a C or better, you may be eligible to waive the English language proficiency requirement. 
  • If you have a Associate's, Bachelors, or Master's degree earned from a U.S.. accredited institution, you may be eligible to waive the English language proficiency requirement. 

Conditional Admission for students who do not meet the demonstrated English Language Proficiency:


To be considered for conditional admission, you must be enrolled in of Marymount's partner language institutes. Completion of an intensive English program other than the partner institutes listed will not meet the conditional admission requirement.

These programs help students develop their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills to a level that is appropriate for university study. 

ELS Educational Service's English for Academic Purposes Program:

  • Students who demonstrate completion of ELS Level 112 may be fully admitted to Marymount without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. More information about the ELS program may be found at www.els.edu.

Inlingua Program:

  • Students who present a certificate of completion of the level 8 intensive program with an official transcript from Inlingua may be fully admitted to Marymount without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. More information about the Inlingua program may be found at https://idc.edu/.

Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute: 

  • Students who complete Advanced Level 550 at Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute may be fully admitted to Marymount without submitting a TOEFL or IELTS score. 
  • Students who satisfy all admissions criteria except the English language proficiency may qualify for a conditional acceptance before starting their program at the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute. 
  • More information about the Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute programs may be found at https://lci.vt.edu/.

Submit a personal essay:

  • You may submit a personal essay of 500 words or less for the admissions committee to review.
  • This essay may include your educational goals, discussion of personal circumstances, or anything else that you would like the admissions committee to know. 
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