International Student Admission into Medaille College: Admission Requirements and Student Visa Information

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International Students at Medaille College

Medaille boasts years of experience in international education and is ready to help students thrive in various cultures, embrace new ways of learning, and gain real-world experience through professional internships. Our international students and alumni come from many different countries, including China, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Korea and Vietnam.

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International Student Admission Requirements

Medaille College Online Application (no fee to apply)

Official high school transcripts; if your transcripts are not in English, they must be translated into English by a recognized agency (any service that is a member of NACES)

Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (if applicable), translated into English by a recognized agency

Official SAT or ACT scores (if English is your native language); SAT code=2422; ACT code=2822

English language proficiency test (if English is not your native language); the minimum acceptable scores are as follows:
IBT  71
Paper-based TOEFL  550
IELTS  5.5
iTEP  3.5
Pearson  45

An English proficiency test is not required from those who have graduated from a high school, college or university in one of the following countries:

Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Bermuda
Botswana
Canada (except Quebec)
Cayman Islands
Dominica
Fiji
Gambia

Ghana
Grenada
Guyana
Ireland
Jamaica
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Malawi
Malta
Mauritius

Natal
Nauru
New Zealand
Nigeria
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leon
Solomon Islands
South Africa
St. Christopher (St. Kitts)
St. Lucia
St. Vincent

Swaziland
Tanzania
Tobago
Trinidad
Uganda
United Kingdom
Zambia
Zimbabwe

 

Please send supplementary materials (transcripts, test scores, etc.) to:

Medaille College
Undergraduate Admissions
18 Agassiz Circle
Buffalo, NY 14214
U.S.A.

*Students complete their application by sending transcripts by email but will need to send official transcripts by mail if they enroll in the college.

Once your application is complete, the Admissions Office will notify you by email of the decision. If you are accepted for admission, you should plan to submit your enrollment deposit as soon as possible.

Please note that your I-20 will not be issued until all admissions and I-20 requirements are met including submission of your financial documentation and proof of health insurance and immunization information is received.
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Email: ug@medaille.edu

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Student Visa Information

Apply and be accepted by June 1 for a September (Fall) start or November 1 for a January (Spring) start. Adhering to these timelines will ensure that you have time to be officially admitted to Medaille and that you have sufficient time to complete the Visa process.

To obtain a Certificate of Eligibility, all students must:

Apply and be accepted to Medaille College by July 1

Complete and sign the I-20/DS-2019 (for exchange students only)

Submit the deposit for tuition/fees and room/board ($200 USD total)

Students attending through one of our international exchange programs need only submit a room/board deposit of $100 USD

Provide financial documentation that shows sufficient funds to cover the cost of ONE YEAR of your education (tuition, fees, room, and board). Acceptable documents include:

Official bank statement(s) (must be within 30 days of applying for Certificate of Eligibility).

Signed bank letter stating sufficient funds.

Copy of a loan approval letter.

Approval of additional aid or scholarship awards. Financial support documentation from anyone other than the student (such as family member(s), agency(ies), organization(s), must be accompanied by a signed letter from the funding source stating their name, relationship to the student, and consent to support the student.

Complete and submit Health Insurance and Immunization Information.

Please note:

Exchange students are responsible for Room & Board charges ONLY.

All international students under the age of 21 are required to live on campus for the first year, except Canadian students that are within a commutable distance from Medaille College.

 

Do I need a visa to study at Medaille College?

Canadian Citizens:

Citizens of Canada do NOT need to obtain a Student Visa to study in the United States. Canadian citizens can be issued an I-94, which will allow them to enter/study in the U.S. They will be required to have the following documentation in order to approve the issuance of the I-94:

Proof of identity and citizenship (a Canadian passport for example).

The original I-20 (or DS-2019) certificate.

Proof that you have paid your SEVIS fee.

Proof that you have the funds to pay for the school that you plan to attend.

 

Non-Canadian Citizens:

All non-Canadian international students are required to obtain a student visa in order to study in the United States. To apply for Student Visa, you must do the following after obtaining your I-20/DS-2019:

Submit form I-901 and pay the SEVIS fee.

Upon completing your payment, you must print a receipt, which you will need to bring to your visa interview. Receipts will no longer be mailed by SEVP.

Contact your local U.S. Consulate or Embassy to schedule an interview for a student visa.

View a list of consulates and embassies.

This step can take several weeks to complete, so plan accordingly.

To help you prepare for your visa interview, visit EducationUSA for a list of counseling centers.

For more detailed information regarding obtaining a student visa (F-1), please visit:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

U.S. Department of State

 

Scholarship Support for International Students

Merit Scholarships

International students who submit either one of the English language proficiency tests accepted by Medaille College or SAT/ACT scores will be considered for merit-based scholarships. The merit scholarships are awarded during the admissions process and are renewable for a maximum of eight academic semesters.

Additional scholarships of up to $4,000 USD per year may be available and will be determined by the International Admissions Counselor upon acceptance.

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