image003MECC welcomes applications from international students who meet admission qualifications. These qualifications include:

  • All international applicants must submit a notarized statement, on an International Student Data Form provided by the College, that they have personal or family financial resources sufficient to pay college and living expenses prior to being issued a SEVIS-I20. The statement must include the amount of income the student will receive while attending college, the source of income, and the manner in which living expenses will be met. In addition, applicants must submit documentation evidence (notarized bank statement in US dollars) of financial support in the amount indicated on the International Student Data form.
  • International students must document proficiency in the English language by submitting a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. Official copies of the TOEFL scores must be submitted to Enrollment Services/Admission. The TOEFL test is required of all applicants. A TOEFL score of at least 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test and 234 on the computer-based TOEFL test is required, although achieving that score is no guarantee of admission. The applicant is responsible for making early arrangements for taking the test and should address inquiries to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA.
  • International transfer students must submit a syllabus of university study. Non-English transcripts and documents must be submitted in their original form, accompanied by a certified English translation. Unofficial documents and documents without accompanying English translations are not acceptable. This description of each course or subject studied must be submitted in English or accompanied by a certified English translation of the syllabus. Applications without this information cannot be considered. It is recommended that transfer students seeking admission from international educational systems have a professional evaluation service review their transcripts and other educational credentials. Students currently enrolled in a U.S. system must still have their international transcripts evaluated.

All stated requirements are subject to change based upon federal regulations or a determination by the College that a policy change is in the best interests of the student and/or the College community.

International applicants will be admitted only if they fulfill all general and special requirements for admission. International students are considered out-of-state residents for purposes of determining tuition rates and admission to programs with limited enrollment. Students who acquired a student visa through acceptance by another school or college will not be considered until they have secured a written release from the original institution. International students who are exclusively taking classes through distance learning without entry into the United States will be evaluated on an individual basis. All documentation must be received by June 1 for fall admission or October 1 for spring admission.

For more information regarding international student admissions, contact the Enrollment Services Office at 276.523.7474.