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International Requirements

The following items are required for admission or for continued enrollment of an international student at MacMurray College.

  1. A fully completed application for admission.
  2. Proof of functional competency in English (one of the following must be provided):
    1. an official score of at least 550 on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or at least 80 on the internet-based test (MacMurray's institutional code for the TOEFL is 1435);
    2. an official score of at least 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS);
    3. a transfer from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university, with a minimum of 28 hours of transferable academic credit and a GPA of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (applicants who transfer from an accredited American college or university with an Associate's in Art or Associate's in Science may have the English language requirement waived);
    4. proof that the student comes from a country where English is the language of commerce and public speaking.
  3. Official transcripts of all high school and college course work, translated into English if the transcripts are in another language (students attempting to transfer credits earned in universities outside the U.S. must pay to have official academic transcripts sent to a credentials evaluation service recognized by MacMurray College; contact us via email for details).
  4. Adequate financial arrangements, including
    1. expenses for the academic year — these expenses include tuition, fees, room, meals, books, and personal living expenses (such as vacation room and meals, educational supplies, and transportation). Installment payment plans are not available to international students. The Financial Affidavit must be filled out and returned to the Office of Admissions.
    2. insurance policy — prior to enrollment, international students must provide acceptable evidence of ownership of a twelve-month insurance policy providing medical coverage, medical evacuation, and repatriation coverage (including repatriation of remains) with MacMurray College as the trustee beneficiary.
  5. An immunization certificate indicating Mumps, Measles, and Rubella immunization.
  6. Acceptable proof of Tuberculosis testing.
  7. Documentation of status to include a copy of the passport visa page (to be sent before arriving at MacMurray College) and form I-94 (to be submitted when arriving at MacMurray College).

To ensure that your records will be processed as quickly as possible, print or type your name correctly and uniformly on all College documents. Enter your family name or surname where it is required on the application for admission and on your financial statement. Please refer to your name in the same way on all correspondence with MacMurray College.

Completion of the application requires that you answer all questions, include all the institutions you have attended, and personally sign your application.

If you submit all required documentation at one time we will be able to consider your application and notify you of your admission more quickly than if you submit items separately.

Financial Resources

International applicants must have confirmed financial resources of not less than $32,400 (U.S. dollars). Students are responsible for their own travel. Expenses for the school year can be viewed here.

Once you are admitted, MacMurray College will request a deposit of $500 to reserve a space for you. This deposit will apply toward tuition charges. Tuition, fees, room, and board rates may change without notice.

Educational Records

You must submit official transcripts, certificates, or mark sheets from all secondary schools, colleges, or universities you have attended as well as the official results of any national examinations, if these are given in your country. If you completed high school in the United States, in a U.S. high school system or English speaking secondary school, please submit scores from the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). ACT/SAT score reports are required for new freshman applicants who are English-speaking citizens of Australia, Canada, South Africa, or the United Kingdom.

In addition to submitting official transcripts to the College, you must have all transcripts evaluated through a credential evaluation service. We use the services of World Education Service, Inc. (WES). We will need the course-by-course report from WES. More information and an application may be obtained by visiting the WES website at www.wes.org. The charges incurred by the evaluation are the responsibility of the student.

The admission process will be delayed if unofficial records are submitted. You must submit credentials that have been signed and sealed by the official issuing the documents. A notary public or solicitor cannot certify records.

Other Items

MacMurray College will issue an I-20 form only when all requirements for admission have been met. The international student is required to be enrolled as a full-time student (twelve semester hours during the Fall and Spring semesters) to maintain student (F-1) visa status. The student must meet the requirements for admission prior to arriving at MacMurray College.

International applicants should start the admission process well in advance of the term in which they desire to enter MacMurray College. The deadline for the Fall semester is June 1st, and the deadline for the Spring semester is October 1st.