International Student Requirements

Our location in New York, America's most international city, combined with our family-like community and small campus make Manhattan College an ideal location for international students.

As an international student, you will feel welcome in our diverse student body and supported by our caring faculty and staff. Our Office of International Student and Scholar Services will assist with the visa process and help you get acclimated at Manhattan College. Beyond campus, there hundreds of ethnic enclaves through New York City, so no matter where you are from, you can likely find a taste of home within the city.

  • Application Requirements

    International students must submit all application materials required of freshman students. Additionally, international students must provide the following:

    1. Proof of English Proficiency

    International students 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.

    If you do not have English proficiency but would still like to be considered for admission at Manhattan College, you can apply to our Intensive English Language Program (IELP). In this program, you live on the Manhattan College campus and take English courses with other international students. Once you gain the required English proficiency, you can apply for admission and make a seamless transition into our undergraduate program.

    2. Credit Evaluation

    Any secondary school transcripts that you submit must be official and translated into English. You can request a course-by-course evaluation of credits through one of the following services:

    World Education Services

    Educational Credential Evaluators

    Global Credential Evaluators

    3. Financial Verification

    We highly recommended that you also submit 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. This information is required so that an I-20 form can be issued once you are accepted. The I-20 form enables you to apply for an F-1 student visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • Student Visas

    Once you are accepted into Manhattan College and have submitted your enrollment deposit and required documentation, you will work with our Office of International Student and Scholar Services for assistance in obtaining your student visa.

    For more information about the process of obtaining a student visa and other assistance, visit the International Student and Scholar Services website.

Meet International Students

Learn about some of the unique challenges international students face, and the resources to solve them at Manhattan College.


For any additional questions about applying for admission to Manhattan College as an international student, please contact:

Office of Admissions & Financial Aid

Debbi Damico
International Student Advisor