Apply as an International Student
Welcome to our international community!
Monroe has worked closely with thousands of students from all over the world and we're looking forward to working with you. Once you submit your application, your personal Admissions Advisor will guide you through the admissions, visa, and registration process. The minute you enroll at Monroe, a caring team of faculty and staff will support you all the way through graduation.
It's an exciting time. If you have any questions, Gersom Lopez, Dean of International Admissions or Evan Jerome, Executive Vice President, International Admissions, will be glad to help you.
- Application. You must submit your application online at monroecollege.edu/apply. You'll first create a Monroe ID in your application portal and share key information like your areas of interest.
- Essay. The essay is your time to shine and communicate why you want to pursue a degree and how it will help you achieve your career goals. (350 words for undergraduate applicants, and 500 words for graduate applicants.)
- Please be advised that the essay is written within the online application. ESL Applicants do not need to submit essay.
- Application Fee. You will be able to submit the application fee online here or on flywire: $35 for undergraduate study or $50 for graduate study.
2. Transcript & Documentation
- Transcript. You can upload or send your high school transcript, diploma, and any applicable external exams by email to Gersom Lopez. See details on how to submit your transcript below.
- English Proficiency. If English is not your native language, please submit proof of English proficiency.
- College Credits. You can upload or send your transcript (from all institutions attended) by email to Gersom Lopez. See details on how to submit your transcript below.
- Tests. Standardized testing is not required for admission into our masters program. However, GRE may be required for the MAT program.
- Schedule your interview. We want to hear more about your educational goals in the United States, your career aspirations, and get to know you better as a person. Your interview with an advisor can be by phone or via Skype.
5. Admissions Decision
- Decision. You will receive a decision from the Monroe Admissions Committee promptly via email once all checklist items have been submitted. Learn more about after acceptance.
When to Apply
|Fall (Sept - Dec)||TBA|
|Winter (January - April)||October 1|
How to Submit Your Documents
After completing and submitting the online application, applicants will need to provide the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the following:
Undergraduate Admissions for Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees:
High School transcript and diploma
University or College transcript - Transcripts from any previous degree or diploma must be mailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office to receive credits. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for admissions review. A translation must accompany non-English transcripts. We accept evaluations from the translation companies below.
Non-native English speaker proof of English proficiency
High School external exams, if applicable
Graduate Admissions for Master’s Degrees:
- Bachelor Degree transcript and diploma
- Prior Master Degree transcripts - Transcripts from any graduate degree program must be mailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office to receive credits. Upon approval, The King Graduate School can accept a maximum of two courses. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for admissions review.
- Submit professional resume and two letters of recommendation. Online letters of recommendation can be accessed on the online application portal.
- Non-native English speaker proof of English proficiency
Unofficial transcripts may be sent for admissions review. For transfer credit consideration, official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office. A translation must accompany non-English transcripts.
Foreign Transcript Evaluation Companies
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. Please click the following to view approved companies to translate foreign transcripts. Acceptable foreign transcript evaluation companies are:
- Institute of Foreign Credential Evaluators
- Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
- Center for Applied Research, Evaluations & Education, Inc.
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
- World Educational Services, Inc. (WES)
- SDR Educational Consultants
- SpanTran Evaluation Services
- Transcript Research
- NACES Members
Schedule your interview.
We want to hear more about your educational goals in the United States, your career aspirations, and get to know you better as a person. Your interview with the dean of International Admissions can be by phone or via Skype.
Advantages for International Students
English Language Support
Monroe’s innovative EASE (Enhanced Academic Support in English) 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 their 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).
Register for a Webinar
Like colleges around the country, we're heeding the call for social distancing to keep everyone healthy and safe. We have moved all our admissions events to online virtual platforms and we have met terrific students this way! You can sign up for a webinar or schedule a phone call or text appointment with one of our advisors, that is customized with your interests in mind. Email our Dean of International Admissions, Evan Jerome, to schedule.
Next Steps for Accepted Students
Our International team offers specialized support for international students. We are always available to answer questions about your immigration status and your practical adjustment to the United States. Once you are accepted, you can find out the next steps to have a successful transition to Monroe’s campus.