This section contains information for international students who do NOT have TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN (STEP), PTE Academic, SAT or ACT scores, or those who have scores that fall under our minimum requirements and may need further English language training before entering university level programs.
Students with no or low standardized test scores can apply to be conditionally admitted. This means that upon arrival, the student takes an English test and based on the results of the test, the student will follow one of the following paths:
It is recommended that students who know they need further English language training, make plans to attend our ESL program prior to their desired college start date. Find out more about our ESL program.
As mentioned above, International students with or without English proficiency may apply to Maryville College.
We do not require SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN/STEP, PTE Academic or other standardized tests. However, the English proficiency tests (TOEFL, IELTS, EIKEN/STEP, PTE Academic) are recommended, to help us and to help you know your language ability. Please note: it is very difficult to obtain a student visa in many countries without proof of a qualifying exam score.
Scores required for unconditional admission:
Note Regarding Language Proficiency: ALL new students are given an English proficiency test when they begin studies here; any student without the required scores who does not pass our English proficiency exam may be placed initially into our intensive English program (ESL). Those students can begin taking College courses once they have passed the proficiency exam given each semester.
Applying is easy. Students who wish to be conditionally admitted use the standard Maryville College international student application. Find out more about application requirements.