For New International Students
For Accepted International Students
David Simpson and Harvey Stein
MCNY Undergraduate Admission Requirements for International Students
In reviewing your application for undergraduate admission, MCNY requires the following for all international applicants:
Part One: For Acceptance Consideration
A MCNY International Student Application available for download at International Undergraduate 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
60 West St
New York, NY 10006
- Personal Statement/Essay of 350 to 500 words describing your interest in pursuing undergraduate level of study at MCNY.
- 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.
- Academic transcripts with GPA of 2.5 or higher are recommended for undergraduate admission. Original or certified copies of transcripts translated into English and listing individual courses including types, number, and grades received are required. High school diplomas will not be accepted without an accompanying high school transcript.
- Transcript Evaluations: International academic transcripts must be evaluated by one of our approved transcript evaluators: Globe Language Services, Education Credential Evaluators(ECE); AACRAO or World Education Services (WES). International transcripts from colleges or universities require a course-by-course evaluation. Completed official transcript evaluations should be forwarded to the MCNY Admissions Office.
One of the following English Language Proficiency Requirements:
- TOEFL Scores – IbT (75 or above) or PbT (537 or above)
- IELTS – Academic band score of 5.5 or higher
- Pearson – PTE Score of 53 or better
- 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.
- MCNY Accuplacer – For students already in New York City, they may take our 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.
- Transcript Evaluation – International applicants with official transcripts from an accredited high school, secondary school, college or university within the United States, Canada, United Kingdom or Australia that verify high school diploma, secondary school diploma, bachelor's degree, master's degree or doctoral degree completion are exempt from English Language Proficiency Requirements.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE: only on of the above mentioned tests (that meets the minimum requirements for admission) is necessary. Official scores of the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson, ACT, SAT, and LSI, Kaplan or ELS course 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 academic advisor. CEEB: 4802/TOEFL School Code: 2509
Part Two: For Enrollment After Admissions Acceptance
For the SEVIS I-20, accepted international applicants must complete and submit an MCNY I-20 Application (PDF) with supporting documents dated three month before the intended semester of enrollment.* To demonstrate sufficient funds (converted in US dollars) to cover the costs of tuition and living expenses to complete your desired program of study, recent documents of supporting evidence may include any of the following:
- Personal bank statements (checking/savings accounts)
- Bank or investment statements
- Income tax returns as proof of annual income
- Pay stubs from you recent employer as proof of regular income
- Affadavit(s) of support from one or more sponsors
- Business registration, ownership documents, and profit and loss statements from a company owner as a sponsor
- Property deed, lease or rent receipts from housing sponsors
* Official bank letters will not be accepted; outdated documents will not be accepted
- 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.
MCNY Admissions Application Deadlines
- August 1st for Fall admission - Fall classes start in early September
- December 1st for Spring admission - Spring classes start in early January
- April 1st for Summer admission - Summer classes start early May