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International Students

Your adventurous nature and desire for the highest quality education makes you a great fit for College of Saint Mary. Because we are a private, liberal arts college, our caring professors get to know you, work closely with you and ensure that you’ll receive the attention you need to develop confidence and attain both personal and professional success.

We know it can be difficult to be far from family during your college years. That’s why we’re here to support you.

International students are admitted year-round to College of Saint Mary based on a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. You are strongly encouraged to start the application process six months to a year prior to planning to attend. Depending on your program of interest, we may have additional requirements and specific deadlines for admission.

  • Submit your application for admission and $30 application fee
  • Consult with Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc., to have your credentials evaluated. Consult with Enrollment Services for additional resources for evaluation of educational credentials. A general report is acceptable for proof of education equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma. Comprehensive course-by-course official evaluation of education records required for postsecondary courses
  • Language requirements: a score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT or a score of 4 or above on the Test of Written English, or completion of Level 9 at an ESL Language Center. 
  • Proof of financial resources.  The I-134, Affidavit of Support must be submitted prior to an I-20 being issued. Access The Affidavit of Support from here.
  • Proof of health insurance in the United States, including Repatriation of remains coverage. 
  • Tuberculosis Test (TB test) upon arrival is required of students from locations with an increased incidence of TB that are identified by the ACHA. The list of countries can be found here.  Any student with a positive TB test must undergo chest radiography and a medical exam, and follow treatment recommendations according to the results.
  • Testing should be conducted in the United States, no sooner than 3-6 months prior to college entrance and should be completed by the beginning of first semester.
  • Cost associated with the tests are student’s responsibility.
  • Students must provide accurate immunization records.
     

Need help? Find forms for submission or contact the Express Center.