INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS
Mount Ida College welcomes international transfer students to apply to our undergraduate programs. In today’s diverse world, we celebrate the globalism of our college, faculty, and students. As you’re exploring Mount Ida College for your education, we invite you to learn more about the application deadlines and processes.
We have a rolling admissions policy, which means our admissions team reviews applications as they receive them. Application decisions are made regularly. The earlier you submit your application, the sooner you will receive an admissions decision and secure a space in your academic major and a room in one of our residence halls.
|Fall Application||June 1||Rolling||May 1* and Rolling|
|Spring Application||November 1||Rolling||Rolling|
*To secure housing, the enrollment deposit deadline is May 1.
If you are applying as an international transfer student, the following are required components of your Mount Ida College application:
Proficiency in the English language is required of all students. As an international student, you are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or English Language Testing System (IELTS) and submit your score with the application for admission. If you have taken either the SAT or ACT standardized tests, send your score directly from the testing agency or indicate it on your official high school transcript.
|TOEFL Paper Score (pBT)||TOEFL Internet Score (iBT)||TOEFL Computer Score (cBT)||IELTS||Requirement|
|525 or above||69-70||193||6||• You may take the English Placement Test. |
• You are not required to take English as a Second Language (ESL).
|450-525||46||133||4.5||• You may begin degree program while studying ESL through Mount Ida’s ESL Plus Program. |
• You may take two to three academic courses and three courses of intensive English with a computer component.
|Below 450||Below 46||Below 133||Below 4.5||• You cannot be admitted until you meet minimum requirements. |
• You may receive a conditional acceptance if you enroll and successfully complete ELS Center’s Level 112 Course. ELS is located on campus.
In order to be considered for admission, please forward the following required documents:
- Complete Admissions Application including essay. You may apply online for free or mail in your application with a $45.00 fee.
- Obtain a minimum of one letter of recommendation, preferably from a teacher, academic advisor, or employer.
- Submit your official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and high schools to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Include college course descriptions for evaluation. Click here to learn about transfer credit requirements at Mount Ida.
- If English is not your first language, send your IELTS, TOEFL score, or successful completion of ELS Center’s Level 112 Course. You also may send SAT or ACT standardized test scores. They may be sent directly from the testing agency or indicated on your official high school transcript.
- Complete Declaration of Financial Support form and submit it with a current, official bank statement or a letter on bank stationery, verifying availability of at least $40,000.00 USD. The banking documentation should include the account owner's name and relationship to you, the student. In order to be admitted, it is required that you show that your family or your sponsor is in a position to pay tuition and costs. We accept original documents only. Please note that the Declaration of Financial Support form must be submitted to Admissions before we can issue you a Form I-20.
- Complete F-1 Transfer Student form for transferring your I-20 from your current institution.
ELS Language Center at Mount Ida College
Another key advantage for international students looking to enroll at Mount Ida College is our strategic partnership with ELS Language Centers. Mount Ida College’s Miller Hall is home to ELS Center’s Newton location. ELS Center provides students with a wide variety of options ranging from intensive English programs and university placement assistance to executive business programs and vacation learning options.
If you do not meet Mount Ida’s language proficiency requirements, another way to fulfill the requirement is to take ELS Language Center’s Level 112 course. Upon successful completion of the course and, if academically admissible, you may enroll in your academic courses. To learn how to enroll, contact Center Director Mark Schaerf at +1 617 244 4448 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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