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International Graduate Students

Graduate and Professional Studies
School of Education
Qualifying for your I-20
Payment Plan
Wiring Funds to Campus

Acceptance Plan

International Graduate Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis.

  • All supporting documents must be received before your application can be processed.
  • All documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations through University Language Services.
  • International undergraduate and graduate transcripts must be evaluated through World Education Services (WES).
  • Proof of ability to meet the full cost of attendance must be supplied. The Certificate of Finances Form for international students must be filled out and submitted.
  • Applicants who speak or write English as a second language are required a minimum score of 85 on the TOEFL IBT (563 PBT).
  • On-campus housing is not available for graduate students; however, there are several apartment rentals in the area surrounding our campus in Purchase, NY (Westchester County). If a sponsor is providing housing, then additional documents (cash support or housing) need to be completed and notarized.
  • A 400 USD deposit is required prior to issuing an I-20.  This is a non-refundable deposit.
  • All international graduate students are required to be covered under a health insurance plan whether it be through Manhattanville or a comparable insurance plan you bring in on your own.

Graduate Programs

Graduate international students must show they have finances for the entire length of their program. Please be advised that there is limited campus housing available for any graduate program.

School of Business

(formerly the School of Graduate & Professional Studies)

All of Manhattanville's modular graduate programs require full-time enrollment for visa issuance, which is two courses per module at six (6) credits each and four modules per year, no breaks other than institutional holidays. The program is completed in 18 months. Three courses per semester or nine (9) credits is considered full-time for the Sport Business Management program.  Please note the TOEFL requirement for graduate admission is 85 IBT or 550 PBT.

2013-2014 costs are as follows
$32,220.00 = Tuition 36 credits @ $895 per credit
$18,000.00 = Living Expenses $1000 per month (does not include summer)
$46,260.00 must be documented for F-1 visa
Note: Business Leadership program is 39 credits.
If a sponsor is providing housing, then additional documents (cash support or housing) need to be completed and notarized. Living expenses will be then reduced to $500 @ 18 months = $9000.

School of Education

All of Manhattanville's semester-based graduate programs require full-time enrollment for visa issuance, which is nine (9) credits per semester, summers are not mandatory but can accelerate graduation. The program must be completed in two years. The majority of the programs are 36 credits, some as many as 47. Please note the TOEFL requirement for graduate admission is 85 IBT or 563 PBT.

2012-2013 costs are as follows
$32,220.00 = Tuition 36 credits @ $895 per credit
$18,000.00 = Living Expenses $1000 per month (does not include summer)
$50,220.00 must be documented for F-1 visa
If a sponsor is providing housing, then additional documents (cash support or housing) need to be completed and notarized. Living expenses will be then reduced to $500 @ 18 months = $9000.

School of Education applicants, please be aware that permanent certification in the State of New York requires U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (green card). There is a five-year temporary certification that does not have these restrictions, but after five years, you must be permanently certified if working in NYS.

Qualifying for your I-20

The Certificate of Eligibility is also known as an I-20. It is the document that allows you to get your student visa. Being accepted into an academic or English language program is the first step in the process; finances and intent are the second steps. Being accepted into a program does not guarantee an I-20 or a student visa.

The U.S. government requires that we be absolutely sure, to the best of our ability, that you demonstrate enough financial (cash) support to cover the costs of your program for one academic year (scholarships included) and to provide a plan for how you can afford each following years' costs. Please use this link to download forms to document your finances: Int'l Certification of Finances Information and How do I demonstrate financials for an I-20?

All students getting an F-1 visa must also pay the SEVIS 901 fee. Students must pay this themselves prior to their visa application and interview - for more information click this link. Remember to attach your I-901 receipt to your I-20 before your interview.

If you are transferring from a U.S. college or university, your SEVIS records need to be released to the College before we can create an I-20 from Manhattanville. The Transfer Clearance Form needs to be completed by you the student and then given to the International Student Advisor from your previous school. Make sure you sign the top part before giving it to your International Student Advisor.

We Advise Change of Status through Travel to Home Country Only.

Payment Plan

Manhattanville has a tuition payment plan with Tuition Management Systems. For $50 you can break your annual fees into 10 monthly payments with no interest. Additional fees for credit card payments - none if auto payments are from a US account.

Wiring Funds to Campus

Bank Name:

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.,
375 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA 10152

Routing Numbers:

Domestic wire:121000248
Domestic ACH:121000248
International wire, Swift code:WFBIUS6S

Account Number:2000013016584

Account Name:

Manhattanville College Operating Account
2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY, USA, 10577

Reference Information: Student Name and Student ID#