International Student Services
Manhattanville's global perspective is enriched by the diversity of cultures on our campus.
Students from across the globe come to Manhattanville to get a first-rate liberal arts education within easy reach of New York City. Here, they can expect a welcoming community filled with programs and activities to support the particular needs of international students.
The International Student Services team is committed to fostering a community of inclusive excellence in alignment with Manhattanville’s mission to educate students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders for the global community.
We educate students about the rights and responsibilities of their F-1 or J-1 student status and procedures in compliance with federal and institutional mandates. Areas of focus include orientation, cross-cultural awareness, health insurance, community & residence life, employment authorization, and international travel with collaboration with our colleagues. The Office of International Student Services also coordinates Manhattanville’s Direct Exchange, Cooperative, and Independent Study Abroad opportunities for all students, both domestic and international.
The Office of International Student Services at Manhattanville College places service to international students and exchange visitors first among its priorities, recognizing these persons as our main constituency. As a primary information resource for international students, we seek ways to effectively communicate and inform students of their rights, responsibilities, and procedures in accordance with institutional and federal mandates.
Newly Admitted and Current Students
We look forward to welcoming you to our community of globally-minded students. Special programs and services will allow you to make a smooth adjustment to campus life. We are a resource for you and your family at every step of your educational path.
Find additional Information for Current International Students including information about the Check-in process, Student Employment, Travel & Visa Renewal, and more.
Admissions and Visa Requirements
Along with your completed application (CommonApp or Manhattanville App), and nonrefundable $50 application fee, you will need:
- Official transcript of grades (all documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations)
- One academic letter of recommendation
- Personal essay
- 3rd party credential evaluation completed by Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute(ACEI) as a comprehensive report or World Education Services(WES) as an ICAP evaluation
Proof of English proficiency by providing one of the following:
- TOEFL score 80
- IELTS score 6.5
- Duolingo English Test score of 105
- IB: predictable score of 5 on English High Level
- SAT: 550 o in the Critical Reading Section
- ACT: 25 in English
- AP: 4 on English Language or English Literature
- If submitting scores our codes are: SAT — 2397, ACT — 2800, TOEFL — 2397
Manhattanville accepts students on a rolling basis, however, the enrollment deadline
Fall Applicants(August Intake): May 1
Spring Applicants (January Intake): December 1
Performing and Studio Art Applicants
If you are applying for dance, musical theatre, theatre or studio art, please review our audition process:
Upon admission to a undergraduate program the applicant will be required to submit Certificate of Financial Responsibility, a bank letter showing at least $65,090 on the account, and a copy of passport.
Transferring from the U.S. in F-1 status
If you are transferring from a U.S. high school, college, or university and in F-1 status, your SEVIS (Student Exchange Visitor Information System) records need to be released to the college before we can create an I-20 from Manhattanville. The following form needs to be completed by you the student, 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 at Manhattanville. Transfer Clearance Form
Transferring from an Overseas College or University
If you are transferring from an overseas college or university, you want your academic credits to transfer too. Note: a maximum of ninety (90) credits are allowed to be transferred and they must relate to your current study plan. If your transcript is not in English, you will have to provide an English translation of the transcript.
Students may apply to Manhattanville by completing the Manhattanville Application.
Requirements for Admission
The equivalent bachelors and/or graduate degrees from a foreign institution. Official transcripts should be submitted directly from the institution of higher education where the applicant completed the undergraduate degree. All documents written in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translation.
Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale)
- Credential evaluation completed by Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute(ACEI) as a comprehensive report or World Education Services(WES) as an ICAP evaluation
- Criteria specific to the degree program set by the academic department
Along with your completed application, please submit the following:
- Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee.
- Submit the official undergraduate/bachelors transcript.
- Submit the English language proficiency test score (if applicable).
- Submit a personal statement
- Submit at least 2 letters of recommendation.
Proof of English proficiency by providing one of the following:
Applicants from countries where English is not the official language, and who have not earned at least a bachelor’s degree in the U.S., must also demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Minimum test scores required to determine proficiency are:
IELTS - 6.5
TOEFL (iBT – 80; PBT – 550)
Duolingo – 105
Upon admission to a graduate program the applicant will be required to submit Certificate of Financial Responsibility, a bank letter from the sponsor showing at least $38,195 on the account, and a copy of passport.
Please note that Manhattanville College does not offer any scholarship or other kind of financial aid for the graduate programs.
Dates and Deadlines
International Admissions must receive all of your application materials by these dates for consideration for a specific term
- Fall Term - application materials due by July 15th
- Spring Term - application materials due by December 15th
- Summer Term - application materials due by May 15th
I-20 Deadline: The deadline for our office to issue I-20 documents is 6 weeks prior to the start date of each semester.
Inbound Direct Exchange Students - these students are nominated by their host institutions to study for one semester or one academic year.
We have agreements with the following institutions for our exchange students. These
students have been recommended by their home schools for a semester or year abroad.
England: University of Roehampton
Ireland: National University of Ireland Maynooth
France: Universite Paul-Valery/Montpellier III
Japan: Kansai-Gaidai University, Keio University, and University of Sacred Heart
Direct exchange students will be issued a J-1 visa.
How to Apply:
The application Fee is waived (only for Direct Exchange partners).
Complete the Direct Exchange Application
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 undergraduates, this means one academic year (scholarships included) and a plan for how you can afford each following years’ costs.
- Graduate students must demonstrate the entire cost of your program.
Complete the International Student Certification of Finance Form:
Every full-time degree student at Manhattanville College is eligible for an F-1 visa. The majority of Manhattanville international students hold this visa status.
Some students may also be eligible for the J-1 student visas, as exchange visitors. This group of students may choose between F-1 or J-1 or be assigned based on their funding requirements. Which visa is right for me?
For August Admission: When you receive your immigration documents, you will also receive information on our Ready, Set, Go! program. We allow you to meet all the other new internationals, have some fun and learn about your immigration responsibilities. The following documents will better prepare you for your stay at Manhattanville.
For January Admission: Traditionally we have a small group pre-orientation session. The pre-arrival information is the same.
We require you to travel to your home country to change your status. If you are in the U.S. in another status that does not allow study and want to change to an F-1 student, you will have to travel home to make the change. How do I financially qualify for a visa?
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. After five years, however, you must be permanently certified if working in NYS.
All students getting F-1/J-1 visas 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 immigration documents (I-20/DS-2019) before your interview.
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