Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.
Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.
The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.
Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.
Monroe College recognizes that going to college in a different country – let alone in the outskirts of one of the world’s largest cities – can be a challenging experience. What many of our international students find, however, is that they are immediately welcomed into a caring, nurturing, supportive environment by a faculty and staff who does everything they can to ensure students’ personal and academic success.
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Below are just a few of the ways Monroe helps our 150 international students a year find a “home away from home”:
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.
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.
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
Before students submit an application, please review the steps
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:
Step 3: Admissions
Students will need to schedule an interview with an
admissions counselor from Monroe College to discuss their educational goals,
career aspirations and outside interests. International students may conduct
their interview over the phone. Please call 1-800-556-6676 to schedule an
interview after completing steps one and two.
Educational Expenses and I-20 Requirements
Once issued the Form I-20AB, this step outlines important information
for completing the Embassy Interview and receiving a Student VISA.
and living expenses that students may incur during the first
academic year (two semesters, totaling nine months) are dependent upon the student’s
campus choice, educational level, and living arrangements. Students planning to
participate in Monroe’s Accelerated Degree Program (three semesters per year)
must also account for the costs associated with the third semester.
Step 5: Required
Personal and Financial Documents:
After students complete their online application, they will need to provide
the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the
Proof of Income Documents (one or more may be required):
Step 6: Placement Test & Registration
Once students have been
accepted to the college, they will need to take a one-hour placement test to
determine the appropriate Math and English courses for enrollment. They will
also be given an appointment for registration and “freshmen day” before the