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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 Critical Reading
    950 Combined
    ACT 4378 18 English Section
    19 Composite
    TOEFL 5405 79 Internet
    550 Paper
    IELTS 8310 6.0 Overall

    Proof of the English language proficiency may be waived at the discretion of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

    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 - 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


Freshman Academic Scholarships

Scholarship qualifications for the class of 2021:

Scholarships Amount Minimum GPA Minimum Standardized Test Score 

Presidential Scholarship

3.9+ N/A N/A

1200+ (old) or
1270+ (new)


Dean Scholarship

3.5+ N/A N/A

1100+ (old) or
1170 (new)


Success Scholarship

3.25+ N/A N/A

1000+ (old) or
1080 (new)


Achievement Scholarship

3.0+ N/A N/A

950+ (old) or
1030+ (new)


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.

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.

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.

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) – May 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.

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


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. 
Learn More about Immigration and Visa Information

Need Assistance?

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