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International First-Year Students

  • Students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents (green card holders) as well as all students with any non-U.S. academic records are considered international students. 
  • A First-Year student is defined as a first time university student with fewer than 12 completed university credit hours. 

Admission Requirements for International Students

  1. Completed Application with the $40 application fee. 

  2. Certified official, original transcripts showing all courses and grades for each year of high school.

    Your high school must submit an official copy of your transcript directly to Marymount University.

    If applicable, include official results and certificates of completion from national secondary school examinations such as GCSE/GCE, CBSE, CXC/CSEC and WAEC.

    Transcripts not in English must be sent in the native language with a certified English translation.

  3. Letter of Recommendation from your school principal, teacher, or academic adviser.

    This letter must be written in or translated to English.

  4. Proof of English language proficiency and standardized testing.

    If English is not your native language, regardless of your citizenship, you must submit one standardized test report of your scores from the TOEFL, IELTS, ACT or SAT. Test reports must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before the application deadline and meet the minimum requirements below:

      Marymount Exam Code Minimum Requirements
    SAT 5405 450 EBRW*
    950 Combined
    ACT 4378 18 English Section
    19 Composite
    TOEFL 5405 79 Internet
    550 Paper
    IELTS 8310 6.0 Overall
    *College Board has changed Critical Reading to Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW).

    For scenarios under which the the Office of Undergraduate Admission may consider waiving the TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/ACT requirement and for additional ways to satisfy the English language proficiency requirement, please see English Language Proficiency.

    Students submitting TOEFL or IELTS and with a GPA below a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be asked to submit SAT or ACT results as well. 

  5. 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 forth. 

Note - The Common Application and the Marymount Application provides a section for uploading the transcripts and the letter of recommendation. Your high school counselor can alo send your transcript and letter of recommendation electronically directly to

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

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


Programs and Majors

Did you know that Marymount offer majors in Business Administration, Physical Therapy, Biology, Computer Science, and even Fashion Design!

Take a look at the programs and majors that are offered to you. 

Scholarships Opportunities

Follow the arrow below to see the scholarships available to First-Time College Students. Some scholarships, such as the Freshman Academic Scholarship and the Catholic High School Scholarship, do not require an additional application, and others, such as the Honors Program and the Spirit of Service Award, require an additional application before the designated deadlines for consideration.

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 allows 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) – July1
  • Spring semester (begins in mid-January) – November 15

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.

Application Decision and Communication

  • Your application is considered complete once the application and all supporting documents have been received by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Once the application is complete, the admissions committee will review the application.

    Students will be notified via email if their application is incomplete.

  • For international students living outside of the U.S., your admissions decision will be communicated via e-mail only.

  • For international students living in the U.S., your admissions decision will be communicated via e-mail and postal mail. 

Once You're Admitted

Once you are admitted and have decided to make Marymount your home for your undergraduate education, there are several processes that take place. 
  • Submit your deposit online or return the Enrollment Notification Form that was sent with your acceptance letter, along with your enrollment deposit. Make sure to pay attention to deposit deadlines, so you can reserve your spot in the upcoming class!

  • Submit your I-20 documents to obtain a Form I-20, so you may apply for an F-1 Student Visa. 

  • Generate Your Student Account to gain access to the Marymount portal, email, Canvas, and other internal Marymount sites.

  • Register for Orientation. All incoming international students are automatically registered for the International Student Session and are required to attend.

  • Register for classes through Marynet.

    Note: If you are an undergraduate first year student or transfer student with less than 30 credits, you must take the Directed Self-Placement Test (DSP), so that you can register for classes. You will receive a link to take the DSP once you submit your enrollment deposit.

  • Complete your housing application if you will be living on campus or in university-sponsored housing.

  • Complete the Student Medical Form. You must submit the form before you will gain access to register for classes. 

Need Assistance?

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