Undergraduate Application for International Students

Apply to Maryville College by following the instructions below.  You may apply online or download a printable application on the LEFT side of this page.


We do not have a deadline for applications, but recommend that you complete the application process at least three (3) months before you wish to begin.  This allows enough time to get your student visa and make travel arrangements.  Our classes begin in mid-August (Fall semester) and early-January (Spring semester).
We have an easy, two-step application process:

First Stepclick or touch to open

 Please submit:

  1. Application form (online). 

  2. Official/certified copies of high school/university Transcripts in English and any National test results (if your country has a national examination system).  Copies should be certified by a school official.  We may also ask you to send your records to an outside education credentials Evaluator.
  3. A personal statement or resume that discusses the student’s reasons for choosing to study at Maryville College
  4. RECOMMENDED: English proficiency test results (TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo iTEP Academic, PTE Academic or EIKEN/STEP).
    • Proof of English Proficiency is required and passing TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or iTEP Academic results are the usual way to show proof of English proficiency.
    • Students without proof of English proficiency may apply through our ESL-College Pathway Program.
    • Successful completion of Level 12 in the Maryville College ESL program will meet the English proficiency requirement for admission.
  5. OPTIONAL: We have a Test Optional Policy for Standardized Tests like ACT/SAT.  Students are not required to submit scores, but you may choose to send SAT or ACT results. (Maryville's test codes are SAT: 1454, ACT: 3988)

Please send an email to international@maryvillecollege.edu if you have any questions.

Second Stepclick or touch to open

If you are accepted, we will send you our acceptance letter. To secure your place and receive the I-20 form which you need for your student visa application at the U.S. embassy or consulate, you will need to send us:
  1. Pay the $300 tuition deposit. The tuition deposit is applied toward your first semester’s bill.  You may receive a refund if return the unused I-20 and inform us that you will not attend by May 1st (August admits) or December 1st (January admits). Some exceptions may be granted if there are visa problems. Pay Here

  2. Copy of your passport (identification pages).

  3. Financial documents (e.g., copies of bank statements dated within the last three months) showing you have the funding needed for your first year of study and living costs. This is required by the U.S. government.  Depending on your scholarship amount, most students need to show from $28,616** to $32,616** in available funding.  Please include a financial statement form with your documentation.
You may choose to send us all items (application, copy of passport, school and test records,
 personal statement or resume, $300 deposit, financial documents) at the same time, to speed up the process.

Financial Documents for I-20click or touch to open

Documents that may be used to show proof of funding include:
  • Personal funds: Bank statements in your name showing balance of account
  • Loan certificates/letters (must indicate your name and the amount of approved loan
  • Private sponsors, including parents (must show both of the following): 
    • Sponsor’s bank or other financial statements
    • Letter indicating the relationship between you and the sponsor(s), the amount of support and length of support.
  • As an alternative to the sponsor letter, you may submit the Guarantee of Financial Support along with the sponsor's bank statements.
Bank/Financial Statement…
  • DO NOT submit long statements that include transaction history.
  • Showing bank/financial statements from multiple accounts is acceptable
  • The bank statement should be a single page document that meets the following criteria:
    • printed on the bank’s official letterhead
    • state the financial institution's name
    • indicate the account holder's name
    • clearly show the account balance and currency
    • be dated within the past 3 months (older statements will not be accepted),
    • be translated into English (especially names) unofficial translations are accepted
    • be from statements that show liquid assets that can be converted to cash
IMPORTANT: The following types of funding are NOT accepted:
  • Documents older than 3 months
  • Income or salary statements 
  • Funds that are not immediately accessible
  • Assets that are not in liquidated form (house, car, etc.)
  • Life insurance policy statements
  • Pension funds
  • Tax return forms or documents

Notesclick or touch to open

Payment Methods

The application fee cannot be waived and your application will not be processed until it has been received. To pay online or to download a payment form to pay by other means, visit here. For further information about sending this fee, contact us at international@maryvillecollege.edu. 
*If you are not able to obtain a student visa, your deposit may also be refunded after the May 1st or December 1st deadline. In the case of a visa denial, please return your unused  I-20 form and a copy of your visa denial letter. If in the case of a visa denial you decide to defer your admission to a later semester, you will waive the right to a deposit refund.

**All prices in US Dollars

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 
We will also accept the following to demonstrate language proficiency:
  • IB Diploma  
  • ACT Composite Score of 24/21 English
  • SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing 540
     (Maryville's test codes are SAT: 1454, ACT: 3988)
  • American, British or English-based Curriculum & International Schools (contact us to confirm - case by case evaluation)
Students who are currently attending a US high school or college (and who did not need ESL classes in high school) do NOT need to submit English Proficiency results.)
If you do not have language proficiency results  or do not meet the above scores you will be offered the opportunity to take an online English Proficiency Test.   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. 

Maryville College ESL program: https://www.maryvillecollege.edu/international/esl/

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.