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Each year our staff travels to more than 25 countries on five continents to share information about the exiting opportunities at Marymount College. We value the unique experiences these students, like you, bring to our campus. Our current students come from more than forty nations, and make up approximately 12 percent of our student population.
If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact us at any time:
Phone: +1 (310) 303-7311
Who qualifies as an international student?
You are considered an international student if you meet either of the following criteria:
- You are currently being educated outside of the United States
- You are a citizen (passport holder) of a country other than the United States
International Admission Requirements
1. Marymount College Application
Complete and submit the online application
and include the non-refundable $40.00 application fee. Please write your name as it appears on your passport. This will be the name printed on your form I-20.
All international students must also provide a permanent foreign address, that is not a P.O. Box, even if your current mailing address is in the United States.
2. Official Transcripts
- Submit an official copy of transcripts in English (or with certified English translation) from all secondary schools attended.
- Submit official transcripts showing yearly work in detail. If you have completed any courses at the college or university level, those documents must be included.
- Submit official documents verifying the award of all secondary school diplomas and/or academic certificates with the title and date conferred.
- If your school cannot provide an official document, please provide photocopies that are notarized as true copies of the original document.
- All documents submitted for admission become property of Marymount College and will not be returned.
Supporting documents should be sent to:
Office of Admission
30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
3. English Language Proficiency Requirements
While the TOEFL and/or IELTS are not required for admission to the Associate or Bachelor’s degree programs, English language proficiency must be demonstrated prior to enrollment at the College. Proof of English language proficiency may be established in one or more of the following ways:
A minimum TOEFL*
score of 61 (internet-based test) .; or
A minimum IELTS
** band of 6; or
3. SAT Critical Reading score of 440 or higher and SAT Writing score of 390 or higher; or
4. ACT English score of 15 or higher and ACT Reading score of 18 or higher; or
5. Advanced Placement score of 3 or higher in English Composition and Literature or English Language and Composition; or
6. College preparatory English language curriculum (non-ESL) where English is the language of instruction for a minimum of 3 years; or
7. Successful completion of an Intensive English Program designed to prepare students for academic college-level instruction; or
8. Placement into English curriculum offered at Marymount College through prior college or university coursework or placement exams.
*Marymount’s institution code is: 4515
**No institutional code is needed
If English language proficiency is not verified prior to enrollment at the College, the student’s application may be deferred to a future term until English language proficiency can be demonstrated. Students have the option to enroll in the Intensive English Program offered through FLS International
4. Statement of Financial Support
All international applicants requiring F-1 Student Status must complete a Confidential Statement of Financial Support form before an I-20 can be issued. A letter or statement from bank official may replace the required bank verification form.
The current estimated cost of attendance is $45,500 (this includes tuition, living expenses, insurance, books, supplies, and personal expenses).
5. Optional Documents Considered
- An academic letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or advisor. Applicants not currently enrolled in studies may submit an employer or personal reference.
- Personal statement, essay, or writing samples.
- Standardized testing results from the following: SAT, and/or ACT
- Interviews may be requested of some candidates
International Baccalaureate (IB) Policy
The college will award six units of elective credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) work to students who have successfully passed individual higher level examinations with scores of 4 of higher.
An official IB diploma is required before enrollment in the College. The decision to grant credit will be made by the Registrar’s Office in consultation with the appropriate department chairperson.
IB students are still required to sit for Marymount College placement exams.
Marymount College’s awarding of credit for AP, IB or CLEP does not guarantee transfer of these courses to other institutions.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Marymount College offers a non-credit intensive English program through partnership with FLS International
The FLS program teaches students English through listening, speaking and doing. Courses are designed to meet the needs of students at every level of proficiency. Students completing FLS Level 7 will be able to enter a Marymount College degree program as fully-matriculated students, provided they meet the academic qualifications for admission.
Student not able to submit scores prior to enrollment may be asked to take both the Marymount College and FLS placement test to determine enrollment into the appropriate program.
The amount of financial aid for which qualified applicants may be eligible to receive depends upon their immigration status. U.S. Citizens and Green Card holders are eligible to apply for U.S. federally subsidized aid by completing the required application from, the FAFSA (Marymount’s school code is 010474
International Students can qualify for merit, athletic and fine art scholarships. For more information please visit our scholarships page.
Office of International Study
The Office of International Study serves the special needs of international students on the Marymount College campus. The office acts primarily as a source of information and assistance with the goal of helping to make the international student experience at Marymount College as productive and meaningful as possible.
The Office of International Study Provides the following services:
- Issuance of required immigration documents, following the initial Form I-20 issued by the Office of Admission
- Student tracking and reporting as required by SEVP and Department of State
- Fall & Spring Orientation Programs
- Assistance with financial and personal matters
- Assistance with health insurance, internships, on-campus employment, tax and immigration matters
- Certificates of enrollment and official letters for foreign administration offices
- Information on social and cultural events; and liaison with campus and community programs
EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department’s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States.
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