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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. IMPORTANT - Applicants applying for admission for January 2019 or Fall 2019 will receive a user ID and password to the AMCAT Admission Portal Account.  Please keep this information available as you will be able to track the information required to complete your application in the portal. Admissions decisions will be mailed and will be posted in the portal on a rolling basis.

1. Completed Application

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 Applicants may interview with a member of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff through Skype or through InitialView, an official interview service most often used by students in China.


We recognize outstanding secondary school achievement and service through scholarships. Citizens of any country are eligible for these funds, which range from U.S. $68,000 to $80,000 over the course of a student's four years at Anna Maria College. We also offer International Student grants and scholarships ranging from to $5,000 to $22,500, renewable each year, to students who have excelled in the classroom and in extracurricular activities and/or community service. International students are automatically considered for academic scholarships when they apply for admission.


At Anna Maria College, we're committed to keeping our tuition affordable and to offering a highly personalized financial aid process that puts our top quality, four-year private education within reach of most students. We offer academic scholarships and grants as well as limited financial aid to international students based on a combination of financial need and academic performance. All International Students are considered for merit based scholarships at the time of admission. International students that wish to be considered for need based funding will also need to submit the following information.  

To apply for need  based assistance:

  • File the 2019-2020 International Student Financial Aid Application by December 1, 2019 for the Spring 2020 term and May 1, 2020 for the Fall 2020 term. For consideration of need based financial aid for the Spring 2020 term, please complete and return the International Financial Aid form here. This form will be updated January 3, 2020 for international students applying for need based financial aid for the Fall of 2020.


Anna Maria College has English Language Partnerships with language schools that assist students with language transition into the college academic programs at the college. These schools provide students with the English Language skills needed to transition seamlessly into the undergraduate programs at the college. Both programs are structured to limit the need for standardized testing for participating students. Students that do not participate in one of the programs below, will need to submit testing to support English proficiency.  

Anna Maria College Language Partners

ASC English located at 1106 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston MA
ASC- Downtown located at 65 Harrison Ave. 6’th Floor in Boston MA 
Approach USA Boston located at 196 Harvard Ave. #02, Boston, MA 

Anna Maria College also offers conditional admission options for students with testing scores below these ranges. ASC students who meet all of the admissions requirements except for Anna Maria College’s language proficiency requirement (as described above) may be accepted to Anna Maria College pending successful completion of agreed upon language proficiency in ASC’s ESL or TOEFL Programs. Anna Maria College will accept the ASC “Level 5” with a Certificate of Completion and a letter of recommendation from the ASC staff in support of the students’ English capabilities in place of a TOEFL, IELTS score, along with required admissions materials. Admissions interviews are available in person or by SKYPE. 

EF Language Schools

Boston - 200 Lake Street Boston, MA 02135
New York - 100 Marymount Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591
San Francisco -2748 Hyde St,  San Francisco, CA 94109

EF  students who meet all of the admissions requirements except for Anna Maria College’s language proficiency requirement (as described above) may be accepted to Anna Maria College pending successful completion of agreed upon language proficiency in EF’s ESL or TOEFL Programs. Anna Maria College will waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing for undergraduate students that have successfully completed  the EF’s “C1 Level class.” 

Admissions interviews are available in person or by SKYPE.