Undergraduate First-Year Students

MC Students outside in Spring

Maryville College has welcomed international undergraduate students since the mid-1800s, and 1884 was the year our first international student was awarded a Maryville College degree.  We look forward to getting to know you, no matter where you come from! 

How to Apply

Basic Admissions Requirements

Typically, Maryville College international students have completed the following basic coursework with good grades prior to admission to Maryville College:
  • Four years of English and two years another language (including your native language)
  • Three or more years of math
  • Two or more years of lab science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
  • Two or more years of social science or history

Standardized Tests: SAT/ACT Scores 

SAT and ACT scores are NOT required for international applicants. We have a test-optional policy for international students.  This means that you can decide if you want to send SAT/ACT scores to us. You must decide whether or not your test results are an accurate representation of your academic ability and potential.  If you want to send us your scores, Maryville's test codes are SAT: 1454, ACT: 3988.

Language Proficiency

International students have to demonstrate English proficiency.  This may be done by sending us results from the below tests, or by testing onsite after arrival.  
If you are not a native English speaker and have taken one of the following tests, please send us the results.
  • TOEFL IBT score of 74 (with no sub score below 18) or CBT score of 200 or paper-based score above 525 combined with demonstrated competency in essay writing
  • IELTS band score of 6.5 or higher
  • EIKEN (Step) score of Grade Pre-1
  • iTEP Academic score of 3.9
  • PTE Academic score of 50
  • Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency score of 74 
If you do not have language proficiency results you may take an English Proficiency Test (Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency) upon arrival.  If your test scores are lower than expected, don't worry!  We have an ESL-College Pathway Program that will keep you on track to graduate*.
TOEFL Information:
If you have any questions regarding TOEFL test dates and locations, please visit www.toefl.org

IELTS Information:
IELTS is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia, IELTS Australia. Please visit www.ielts.com.au if you have any questions. 

EIKEN Information:
For EIKEN/Step test, please visit www.stepeiken.org.

iTEP ACADEMIC Information:
Find more information on their website itepexam.com

PTE Academic Information:
Find more information here.


*If you do not have English proficiency test scores at the time of application, we will admit you through our Intensive English (ESL) College Pathway Program.  You will be tested upon arrival at Maryville College and placed into appropriate classes depending on your scores here. Students who pass the proficiency exam can begin taking college-level courses and students who need more English training will be enrolled in the credit-bearing Intensive English (ESL) Pathway program. Successful completion of each 5-week ESL course offers 3 Maryville College credits toward your degree at Maryville College.