May 25, 2021

College Admission

  • Maryville College
  • 502 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN 37804, USA
College/University Education / Training

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Basic Admissions Requirements

Typically, Maryville College international students have completed the following basic coursework with good grades prior to admission to Maryville College:  

  • Four years of English and two years another language (including your native language)
  • Three or more years of math
  • Two or more years of lab science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, etc.)
  • Two or more years of social science or history

If you have completed ANY post-secondary course work after High School you are considered a Transfer Student. A transfer applicant is a student who has enrolled in a regular session at a college or university following high school. Students who meet this definition cannot disregard their college records and apply as freshmen. Neglecting to send complete transcripts—even for courses you don’t want to transfer in—is considered falsifying your academic record and will jeopardize your chance of being admitted.

Standardized Tests: SAT/ACT Scores 

SAT and ACT scores are NOT required for international applicants. We have a test-optional policy for international students.  This means that you can decide if you want to send SAT/ACT scores to us. You must decide whether or not your test results are an accurate representation of your academic ability and potential.  If you want to send us your scores, Maryville’s test codes are SAT: 1454, ACT: 3988 

Language Proficiency

The language of instruction at Maryville College is English. If English isn’t an official language in your country and your first language, you may need to complete an English proficiency test. Find our English Language Proficiency Requirements here.

How to Apply for Admission

We do not have a deadline for applications, but recommend that you complete the application process at least three (3) months before you wish to begin.  This allows enough time to get your student visa and make travel arrangements.  Our classes begin in mid-August (Fall semester) and early-January (Spring semester).   We have an easy, two-step application process:

Please submit:

  1. Application form (online MVP Portal).
  2. Official/certified copies of high school/university
    – Transcripts in English and any National Exam Results (if your country has a national examination system – for example WASSCE/WAEC).
    – Copies should be certified by a school official.
    – We may also ask you to send your records to an outside education credentials Evaluator.
  3. A personal statement or resume that discusses the student’s reasons for choosing to study at Maryville College
  4. Proof of Language Proficiency: This may be done by meeting our language proficiency requirements or through conditional admission.
  5. OPTIONAL: We have a Test Optional Policy for Standardized Tests like ACT/SAT.  Students are not required to submit scores, but you may choose to send SAT or ACT results. (Maryville’s test codes are SAT: 1454, ACT: 3988)

Please send an email to if you have any questions.

We will evaluate applications for admission once all materials have been received.  We also strongly recommend that you submit proof of finances (see second step below) at the time of application.  

Academic Scholarship Information
Average Scholarship Range: 
$19,000 – $23,000 per year

Maryville College has a strong scholarship program for international students and all admitted degree-seeking international students receive a scholarship. You will automatically be considered for the highest possible amount if you are admitted to Maryville College. All scholarship funds are credited toward tuition payments.

There is no financial aid to cover living costs, fees, books, and miscellaneous expenses.  For visa purposes, most students need to show approximately $30,417** to $34,417** in available financial support for the first year of their studies.  This includes the fees you will pay Maryville and also general cost of living outside of what you pay to the College.  You should be prepared to show at least $30,000 at the time of application.


If you are accepted, we will send you our acceptance letter. To secure your place and receive the I-20 form which you need for your student visa application at the U.S. embassy or consulate, you will need to send us:
  1. Pay the $300 tuition deposit. The tuition deposit is applied toward your first semester’s bill.  You may receive a refund if return the unused I-20 and inform us that you will not attend by May 1st (August admits) or December 1st (January admits). Some exceptions may be granted if there are visa problems. Pay Here
  2. Copy of your passport (identification pages).
  3. Financial documents (e.g., copies of bank statements dated within the last three months) showing you have the funding needed for your first year of study and living costs. This is required by the U.S. government.  Most students need to show from $30,417** to $34,417** in available funding depending on scholarship amount.  Please include a financial statement form with your documentation.

You may choose to send us all items (application, copy of passport, school and test records, personal statement or resume, $300 deposit, financial documents) at the same time, to speed up the process.

*Enrollment Deposit Refund Policy for International Applicants:

  • Refund requests must be made at least 45 days prior to the semester start date. 
  • Refunds to credit cards can only be completed within 180 days from the payment date 
  • Refunds past the 180 days can be made via wire transfer (overseas)or a check (only within the U.S.).
  • Refunds can only be issued within one year from the original payment date.
  • The enrollment deposit can be deferred only once to the following semester.

Documents that may be used to show proof of funding include:
  • Personal funds: Bank statements in your name showing balance of account
  • Loan certificates/letters (must indicate your name and the amount of approved loan
  • Private sponsors, including parents (must show both of the following):
    • Sponsor’s bank or other financial statements
    • Letter indicating the relationship between you and the sponsor(s), the amount of support and length of support.
  • As an alternative to the sponsor letter, you may submit the Guarantee of Financial Support along with the sponsor’s bank statements.
Bank/Financial Statement…
  • DO NOT submit long statements that include transaction history.
  • Showing bank/financial statements from multiple accounts is acceptable
  • The bank statement should be a single page document that meets the following criteria:
    • printed on the bank’s official letterhead
    • state the financial institution’s name
    • indicate the account holder’s name
    • clearly show the account balance and currency
    • be dated within the past 3 months (older statements will not be accepted),
    • be translated into English (especially names) unofficial translations are accepted
    • be from statements that show liquid assets that can be converted to cash
IMPORTANT: The following types of funding are NOT accepted:
  • Documents older than 3 months
  • Income or salary statements
  • Funds that are not immediately accessible
  • Assets that are not in liquidated form (house, car, etc.)
  • Life insurance policy statements
  • Pension funds
  • Tax return forms or documents