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Undergraduate Admission Requirements

In reviewing your application for undergraduate admission, MCNY requires the following for all international students:

  1. A MCNY International Student Application available for download at International Student Application

    Paper applications and all other admission materials should be mailed to:

    Office of Admission
    Metropolitan College of New York
    c/o International Student Admission
    431 Canal St
    New York, NY 10013
    U.S.A.
  2. Personal Statement/Essay (one page minimum) indicating your interest in pursuing an undergraduate level of study at MCNY.
  3. A high school GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Original or certified copies of secondary school transcripts, and college/university transcripts, translated into English and listing individual courses including types, number, and grades received. High school diplomas will not be accepted without an accompanying high school transcript. Transfer students from colleges/universities outside the United States seeking admission to MCNY may be required to submit a course by course evaluation conducted by WES, ECE or Globe Language Services.
  4. One of the following English Language Proficiency Requirements:
    • TOEFL Scores – IbT (75 or above) or PbT (537 or above)
    • IELTS – Academic band score of 6.0 or higher
    • LSI – Completion of Advance Level English course (recommendation letter from language instructor required)
    • ELS – Completion of ELS Language Center course of 112 or higher
    • Kaplan – Completion of an Advance Level English course (recommendation from language instructor required)
    • ACT or SAT – MCNY will accept an ACT composite score of 18 or above or an SAT score of 860. The SAT score is a combined score of the Critical Reading and Math portions of the exam. The Critical Reading portion by itself should be no less than 430.
    • For students already in New York City, they may take the MCNY Accuplacer Examination to meet the English Language Proficiency Requirements. Students will need to achieve a minimum of 60 on the Reading section and a minimum score of 65 on the sentence skills portion of the examination.

Only one of the above mentioned tests (that meets the minimum requirements for admission) is necessary. Official scores of the TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT or ELS course 110 completion must be sent directly to MCNY from the test administration site. In most cases, MCNY will allow certified copies stamped by a high school counselor, high school administrator or EducationUSA Adviser. CEEB/TOEFL School Code: 2157

  1. One letter of reference from your school guidance counselor or headmaster, your English teacher or a community member from a club or service organization you are involved in. These are included in the MCNY International Student Application. Letters submitted on official school letterhead may be substituted in lieu of the official MCNY form.
  2. An MCNY Statement of Financial Support for International Students with supporting documents, i.e. bank statements, income/salary statements of parents from their employers or a sponsorship letter. The Collegeboard International Student Financial Aid Application may be used in lieu of the MCNY Statement of Financial Support. Supporting documents, i.e. bank statements, income/salary statements of parents from their employers or a sponsorship letter will still need to be submitted.
  3. An Immunizations Form indicating MMR. New York State public health law requires that college and university students provide documentation of immunity to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) before their first term of study. Students should submit completed immunization documentation for MMR 30 days prior to registering for classes. Although it is not required for an admission's decision we encourage you to submit your immunization record with your application. Students will not be able to register for classes without documentation of MMR1.

MCNY is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students and is fully accredited under the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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