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International First-Year Students

An international first-year student is defined as a first-time university student with fewer than 12 completed university credit hours. 

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Admission Requirements for International Students

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All first-year international applicants must have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.6 on a 4.0 scale to be considered for admission. 

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

Required Materials for International Students

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To be considered for admission, please submit the following:
  • Completed application with the $40 application fee.

  • 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
    USA

  • 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.

    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. 

    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.

    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.

Scholarship Opportunities for International Students

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Freshman Academic Scholarships

Scholarship qualifications for the class of 2021:  

Scholarships Amount  Minimum GPA Minimum Standardized Test Score (SAT or ACT)
  SAT ACT
Presidential Scholarship $15,500 3.9+ N/A
 
N/A
3.5-3.89 1200+ (old) or 1270+ (new) 26
Dean Scholarship $14,500 3.5+ N/A N/A
2.8+ 1100+ (old) or 1170 (new) 24, 25
Success Scholarship $13,500 3.25+ N/A N/A
2.8+ 1000+ (old) or 1080 (new) 21-23
Achievement Scholarship $12,500 3.0+ N/A N/A
2.8+ 950+ (old) or 1030+ (new) 20, 21

Eligible full-time freshman applicants are automatically offered the highest scholarship they qualify for from the list below.
  • The Marymount Presidential Scholarship is a $15,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount  Dean Scholarship is a $14,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Success Scholarship is a $13,500.00 annual award.
  • The Marymount Achievement Scholarship is a $12,500.00 annual award.
All four academic scholarships are renewable for up to four years of study, provided you maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of (at lest) a 2.5. In order to receive priority consideration for these awards, your application for admission and supporting documents should be submitted no later than April 1. Please note that no student may be awarded more than one of these scholarships.

 

 

Catholic High School Scholarship

This $2,000 tuition scholarship is automatically offered to full-time freshman applicants who have graduated or will graduate from a Catholic high school. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years of study, provided the student maintains good academic standing at Marymount.

Spirit of Service Scholarship

This competitive, renewable $2,000 scholarship is available to students with a record of high academic achievement and extensive volunteer service experience with school, church, or community organizations. Recipients are expected to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and must complete 60 hours of community service per semester. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by March 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.
Spirit of Service Scholarship application

Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship for Women in Science and Mathematics

This competitive scholarship provides women majoring in Biology, Mathematics, or Information Technology (Computer Science specialty) with full tuition and room and board for up to four years. Applicants should be U.S. citizens with a record of high academic achievement and an interest in teaching or research in math or science. Priority consideration will be given to scholarship applications received by February 1. Later applications will be considered on a funds-available basis.
Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship application

Honors Program Scholarship

Freshmen admitted to the Marymount University Honors Program may be eligible for an additional scholarship award. Admission to the program is very competitive. Applicants should have a 3.5 high school GPA and a 1200 SAT (CR / M) or 27 ACT composite score. Priority consideration will be given to Honors Program applications received by February 1. Later applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
Honors Program application

Application Deadlines for International Students

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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) – 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.

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You may also apply via our online application or submit a paper application.

 

Confirming Your Enrollment

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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 submit your deposit and confirm your enrollment as soon as possible.

To pay your deposit over the phone with your credit card, call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 548-7638. You can also mail a check to:

Marymount University
Attn: Undergraduate Admissions
2807 North Glebe Road
Arlington, Virginia 22207
USA

Copies of any submitted transcripts have been forwarded to the Registrar’s Office for a credit evaluation. Priority will be given to students who have submitted their enrollment deposit. Allow a few weeks for the Office of Admissions to review your Transfer Credit Evaluation. Should you have any questions prior to your enrollment specifically related to your curriculum or courses, please contact your School office. If you have any courses in progress at the time of your acceptance, please be sure to have an official final transcript sent so we can finalize your credit evaluation.

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Obtaining an I-20

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If you need an I-20 (certificate of eligibility) for an F-1 student visa, you must submit the following documents, in addition to the previously stated admission material. If you are a student with an active F-1 student visa and you currently hold an I-20 from another U.S. institution, you must arrange for the transfer of your SEVIS record to Marymount and obtain an I-20 from Marymount.

Pending permanent residents please contact our admissions office.
  • International Student Supplemental Information and Declaration of Finances (ISSI). All pages of the ISSI form must be completed by an international student who intends to enroll under F-1 (student) visa status. Students holding any other type of U.S. visa must submit pages 1 and 2 only.
  • Passport ID

    You must submit a legible photocopy of your passport ID pages.
  • Bank Statement

    You must provide an official original bank statement showing $51,085(U.S. dollars)for undergraduate students.
  • You must submit your I-901receipt.

Only students currently enrolled in a U.S. high school or college under F-1 visa status need to submit the following items: It is recommended that you submit your documents early, particularly if you will be applying for a new F-1 visa. All documents listed above must be received by the Admissions Office no later than the application deadline.

Please note that Marymount University will cover the cost of shipping the first initial I-20. International students are responsible for all subsequent I-20 shipping fees unless an error was made by the university.

If a student requires an updated I-20 due to deferral, errors in documentation submitted, or electronically approved an I-20 with errors, they will be required to cover the cost of shipping an updated I-20 through UMES. Shipping costs for updated I-20's due to a visa denial will be considered on a case by case basis.

Download a checklist for I-20 students here.
 
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