September 2, 2014

International Students

International students must follow the regular admissions requirements of the College, including placement scores, transcripts of high school and/or college work attempted or completed in the United States, and immunization records. In addition they must pay the admission fee for international students and provide a completed applications packet no later than eight weeks prior to regular registration for the semester of enrollment.

Application packets must include the following:

1. a copy of their passport or visa

2. evidence of continuous health insurance coverage which includes the summer months.

3. authenticated copies of academic records from their country of origin that describe the courses of instruction, years spent in school, types of subject matter covered, and grades earned in each subject. Evaluation of these transcripts must indicate that the student has an academic background at least equivalent to high school graduation in the United States.

4. proof of English proficiency by one or more of the following means:

a. a score of 500 or higher on the TOEFL (173 on the computerized version)

b. a grade of “C” or better in two standard English composition courses at a United States accredited institution of higher education

c. successful completion of an intensive English program at a level of instruction that permits enrollment in college-level courses

d. an associate degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. institution

5. a letter of certification (dated no more than six months prior to the desired enrollment date) from a reputable financial institution stating that the applicant possesses financial resources of at least $16,000 (U.S.) for each academic year of planned attendance at the College.

6. MSCC Supplemental Application. Click here to download PDF

7. character references from people in applicantís home country who will verify information about applicant. References from family members are not acceptable.

No international student will be admitted who is “out of status” with the U.S. Immigration Service. International students who are not citizens of the U.S.A. must establish resident alien status to be eligible for college-based financial aid. International students are subject to the College’s academic probation and suspension policies which may limit enrollment to less than 12 credit hours per semester.

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