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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.

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International Student Admissions Requirements

International Student Admissions Requirements
  • Student must meet the following language requirements: a score of 80 on the TOEFL iBT (internet-based test), TOEFL PBT (paper-based) minimum score of 550 or IELTS minimum 6.5. 
  • International students earning admission to CSM will receive from Enrollment Services Post-Admission Admission Steps. These include the following:

    • Complete the International Student Declaration of Finances.
    • Provide official bank documents and statements in U.S. dollars and in English. 
    • Provide a copy of your passport.
    • Indicate if you plan to bring a spouse and/or other dependents.
    • The Registrar’s Office may request further information to process Form I-20.
    • Tuition and Costs: International students must demonstrate the financial resources necessary to support the balance of the annual expenses of full-time undergraduate tuition and room & board after subtracting the CSM institutional awards.  The balance for each semester must be paid in full prior to arriving to campus for residential students or prior to the first day of classes for students outside of the housing requirement.
  • 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.  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.