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  • International Students Admissions

    Welcome to Monroe College’s source for International students. Thinking about studying in a foreign country is so exciting and we are here to help. Please note that Monroe College provides a caring, nurturing, supportive environment with a faculty and staff who do everything they can to ensure students’ personal and academic success. Once you submit your application, you will be assigned a personal Admissions Advisor who will help you navigate the process. If you have any questions, please reach out to our Dean of International Admissions, Gersom Lopez at or Sr. Vice President Evan Jerome

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    Overview of Admissions

    Before students submit an application, please review the steps outlined below. 

    Official communication is through email so please check your email address frequently. 

    Step 1: Online Application & Personal Essay

    Students will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.

    Step 2: Submit Credentials

    After completing and submitting the online application, applicants will need to provide the Monroe College admissions office at either campus location with the following:

    • Application Fee ($35 for Undergraduate, $50 for Graduate) You can make your payment here or on FLYWIRE.

    Undergraduate Admissions for Associate and Bachelor’sDegrees: 

    • High School transcript & diploma.

    • University or College transcript - Transcripts from any previous degree or diploma must be mailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office to receive credits. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for admissions review. A translation must accompany non-English transcripts. We accept evaluations from the translation companies below on this page.

    • Non-native English speaker proof of English proficiency.

    • High School External Exams if applicable.

    Graduate Admissions for Master’s Degrees: 

    • Bachelor Degree transcript and diploma
    • Prior Master Degree transcripts - Transcripts from any graduate degree program must be mailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office to receive credits. Upon approval, The King Graduate School can accept a maximum of two courses. Unofficial transcripts may be sent for admissions review.
    • Submit professional resume and two letters of recommendation. Online letters of recommendation can be accessed on the online application portal. 
    • Non-native English speaker proof of English proficiency

    English Language Institute Admissions: 

    • ESL (ELLI) applicants need to submit online application and High School diploma for acceptance. Essay and academic transcripts are not required. 

    Step 3: Admissions Interview

    Students will scheduled for an interview with an admissions advisor or Dean from Monroe College/King Graduate School to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. International students may conduct their interview over the phone or via Skype with their admissions advisor. 

    Step 4: Admissions Decision

    You will receive a decision promptly via Email from the Admissions Committee.

    Advantages for International Students

    English Language Support

    Monroe’s innovative EASE (Enhanced Academic Support in English) program provides language assistance on campus, allowing students to learn English at the same time they are engaged in their studies. Students who demonstrate academic success may be selected to enter the Monroe Honors Program, which allows gifted students to participate in enhanced intellectual coursework.

    ESL Program

    As many of our international students come from non-English speaking countries, Monroe’s ESL program, known as ELLI (English Language Learning Institute), provides students whose primary language is not English with the reading, writing and verbal skills necessary for success in the U.S. Students will become fluent in English through language instruction, cultural immersion, intensive lab experiences and courses in U.S. culture and art, such as drama, music, film, dance and graphic arts.


    All students at Monroe, including our international students, are assigned an Academic Advisor at the beginning of their studies to monitor their progress and ensure they are receiving the support and assistance they need to succeed. Our Office of Career Services is committed to working with students one-on-one to help them prepare their resumes, apply to jobs, and conduct mock interviews. Additionally, tutoring is available to every student throughout their academic career.

    OPT and CPT

    Practical training is a benefit available to eligible F-1 students during and after their academic program at Monroe College. As the name suggests, practical training allows students to gain practical experience by working in a position directly related to their academic program. There are two types of practical training: curricular practical training (CPT) and optional practical training (OPT). Find out more here.

    Translation Companies 

    University or College Transcript - Transcripts from any previous degree or diploma must be mailed directly to Monroe College’s International Admissions office. A translation must accompany non-English transcripts. Please click the following to view approved companies to translate foreign transcripts.