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  • International Students Admissions

    Welcome to Monroe College’s source for International students. Thinking about studying in a foreign country is so exciting and we are here to help. Please note that Monroe College provides a caring, nurturing, supportive environment with a faculty and staff who do everything they can to ensure students’ personal and academic success. Once you submit your application, you will be assigned a personal Admissions Advisor who will help you navigate the process. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Director of International Admissions, Gersom Lopez at

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    Dates to Remember 

    Spring 2019

    March 27 Earliest day you may arrive in the US on your F1 Visa 
    April 25 New Student Undergraduate Orientation
    King Graduate School New Student Orientation
    Move In Day for Housing
    FYE (First Year Experience) Orientation
    April 26  First Day of classes 
    April 29  ELLI Orientation 
    April 30  First Day of ELLI classes 

    Fall 2019

    August 7 Earliest day you may arrive in the US on your F1 Visa 
    September 6 First Day of Classes


    Overview of Admissions Process

    Before students submit an application, please review the steps outlined below.

    Step 1: Online Application & Personal Essay

    Students will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.

    Step 2: Submit Credentials

    After completing and submitting the online application, students will need to provide the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the following:

    • Personal Essay
    • Application Fee ($35 for Undergraduate, $50 for Graduate)
    • High School Transcript & Diploma
    • University or College Transcript - Transcripts from any previous degree or diploma must be mailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office. A translation must accompany non-English transcripts. WES evaluation of the transcripts is always recommended.
    • Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS
    • External Exams (C.X.C, C.A.P.E, B.G.C.S.E, W.A.S.S.E)

    Step 3: Admissions Interview

    Students will need to schedule an interview with an admissions advisor from Monroe College to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. International students may conduct their interview over the phone with their admissions advisor.

    Step 4: Qualify for your I20

    • Sign and submit acceptance confirmation form
    • Make the Acceptance Fee Payment - This is a non-refundable $100 fee
    • Submit Evidence of Financial Ability - Your financial sponsor (s) will need to complete an affidavit of support and return along with it, evidence of employment and income.
    • Financial contributions must equal or exceed your estimated annual living and educational expenses.
    • Funding sources must be liquid funds. No retirement or investment accounts
    • Proof of Housing
    • If you intend to live on-campus, you need to make your $400 non-refundable housing application fee prior to the processing of your I20.
    • If you intend to live off-campus, your housing sponsor will need to complete a housing affidavit of support and return along with it evidence of property ownership (or lease)

    Programs for International Students

    English Language Support

    Monroe’s innovative EASE (English with Academic Support) program provides language assistance on campus, allowing students to learn English at the same time they are engaged in their studies. Students who demonstrate academic success may be selected to enter the Monroe Honors Program, which allows gifted students to participate in enhanced intellectual coursework.

    ESL Program

    As many of our international students come from non-English speaking countries, Monroe’s ESL program, known as ELLI (English Language Learning Institute), provides students whose primary language is not English with the reading, writing and verbal skills necessary for success in the U.S. Students will become fluent in English through language instruction, cultural immersion, intensive lab experiences and courses in U.S. culture and art, such as drama, music, film, dance and graphic arts.

    One-On-One Support

    All students at Monroe, including our international students, are assigned an Academic Advisor at the beginning of their studies to monitor their progress and ensure they are receiving the support and assistance they need to succeed. Our Office of Career Services is committed to working with students one-on-one to help them prepare their resumes, apply to jobs and conduct mock interviews. Additionally, tutoring is available to every student throughout his/her academic career.

    OPT and CPT

    Practical training is a benefit available to eligible F-1 students during and after their academic program at Monroe College. As the name suggests, practical training allows students to gain practical experience by working in a position directly related to their academic program. There are two types of practical training: curricular practical training (CPT) and optional practical training (OPT). Find out more here.