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International Students

Many Paths. One Goal. Excellence.

International Student Application Process

International students are a uniquely valuable part of the Anna Maria College community, enriching our academic and social life with a global perspective. For more information, contact Vice President for Enrollment, John Hamel at (508) 849-3306 or

1. Completed Application

Common Application or Anna Maria College Application and Application Fee

Essay/Personal Statement

Official High School Transcript* or GED/HiSET Results


Letter of Recommendation (Recommended)

2. Academic Record

All international students must submit an official secondary school transcript. "Official" means that the school records are certified by an appropriate school official, such as the principal or registrar.

3. English Proficiency

**All international student applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate their English proficiency. For students whose native language is not English, proof of English is required. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Applications should submit results of one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced English Exam (CAE) or the Pearson Test of English (PTE) exam. The recommended scores for direct admission into undergraduate degree programs are as follows. TOEFL 72, IELTS 6.0, PTE 50 or higher. CAE 58. The admissions committee also looks closely at the academic coursework that you have completed and your overall commitment to this work. In some instances, exceptions to the listed scores are made. These exceptions are tied directly to evidence of strong achievement in your day to day academic work in the secondary school that you have attended. Results of the testing that you complete that are lower than the suggested scores may require you to take supplemental English instruction in the first semester of the freshman year.

4. Personal Statement

All international students must submit a 250 - 500-word personal statement describing their educational goals and explaining why they wish to pursue an Education in the United States.

5. Admission Interview - Recommended but not required

Anna Maria Students may interview with a member of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff through Skype or through InitialView, an official interview service.

6. Certified Financial Documentation

All international students must submit certified financial documentation from a financial institution proving that they have reliable financial support available to cover the cost of all living and school expenses while studying in the United States.


*Note:  All international students will be issued a SEVIS I-20 form by the college in order to study at Anna Maria College. The college will issue the form to you after receiving all of your Admission Requirements.