International Student Requirements

To enhance our already diverse community, Manhattan College welcomes international students interested in studying in New York City. In a huge city like New York, international students will find comfort from living and learning in a small campus community where students, faculty and administrators contribute to a warm and friendly environment.

English Proficiency

In addition to the required application materials, an international student whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency by submitting official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores:

To find out about test dates, test center locations and how to apply for the test, visit the TOEFL or IELTS website. 

Credit Evaluation

All international secondary school transcripts that are submitted must be official and translated into English. For a course-by-course evaluation of credits, applicants can contact World Education Services, Bowling Green Station, P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274, USA.

Financial Verification

It is highly recommended that a letter of credit from a United States bank or a certified check from a financial institution in the amount of one academic year’s tuition and fees is also submitted when applying to Manhattan College. If admission is granted, the student will need this information sent to the Admissions office so that an I-20 form can be issued. The I-20 form enables the student to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.


If you have questions regarding the requirements, please feel free to contact:

Tiffany Corbett
Assistant Director of Admissions & Financial Aid

Debbi Damico
International Student Advisor