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International Student Requirements for Undergraduate Admission  

To be considered for undergraduate admission to Marian University, international applicants must submit the following:

  1. Marian University Application

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  1. Official Transcripts  

Official transcripts listing all classes that you have taken and the grades that you have received from all secondary schools, colleges, or universities that you have attended or are currently attending. Official transcripts must be translated in English.

  1. Official Course-by-Course Transcript Evaluation (transfer students-only)  

If you have attended a college or university outside of the U.S. we also require official copies of your academic records. Note that we do not evaluate foreign credit for transfer to Marian University. You will need to use an outside credentials evaluation service and have a course-by-course evaluation completed. Please provide an official evaluation of your transcripts by the following accredited credential evaluation agency:

  1. English Proficiency Examination Results  

All applicants are required to demonstrate proof of English language proficiency. Official score reports must be forwarded to Marian University directly from the testing agency. Marian accepts the following English proficiency examinations:

  • TOEFL score of at least 70 (IBT) 193 (CBT) or 525 (PBT)
  • IELTS score of at least 6.0
  • ACT/ SAT results (Canada Only)
  • STEP/EIKEN completion of Level 1 (Japan Only)
  • Completion of WESLI level 700; plus letter of recommendation
  • Completion of Spring International Language Center Advanced Level 6
  • Successful completion of 1 year (approximately 30 credits) at a U.S. college or university

No Application Deadline  

All applications are processed on a rolling basis. There is no application deadline. Fall semester begins in late August and Spring semester in mid-January.

Your application for admission and supporting documents should be filed as early as possible to allow sufficient time to process your application, pay your SEVIS fee, apply for your student visa, and arrange for transportation. The information and the documents you provide will be carefully reviewed.

Send completed application and all the required documents to the Office of Admission for review.

Marian University

Office of Admission

45 S. National Ave.

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

For Further Information Please Contact:  

Andelys Bolaños

Assistant Director of International Enrollment & Study Abroad


Undergraduate Costs  

Anticipated annual cost of attendance for the 2014-2015 school year.  

Expenses for a full-time student living on campus for the 2014-2015 academic year total:  

Tuition and Fees $26,030  

Housing $6,490  

Direct Costs Total $32,520  

Indirect Costs (estimate)  

Books $600  

Health Insurance $700  

Indirect Costs Total $1,300  

Total I-20 Costs $33,820  

Financial Aid for International Students  

Qualified undergraduate international students are eligible to receive up to $10,000 total in International Grant monies. Complete and submit the International Financial Aid Form and individual scholarship applications to be considered for additional scholarships (certain majors only).

Proof of Finances  

In order for Marian University to issue an I-20 form, Proof of Finances must be completed to prove sufficient financial resources for educational expenses incurred by attending Marian University.

Applicants seeking to attend Marian University and require the I-20 Form for an F-1 student visa and/or to maintain their F-1 Visa status must submit the following items:

  • Affidavit of Financial Support Form with your sponsor's information and signature
  • Current bank statement or letter from bank showing available funds for financial sponsor

Academic Testing  

All incoming students are required to complete the Accuplacer placement test prior to course registration. The Accuplacer can be taken remotely online. For more information on the Accuplacer, contact the Marian University CASE Office: caseoffice@marianuniversity.edu  

Course Registration & Academic Advising  

At Marian, advising is integral to each student's academic program. All students are assigned to an academic advisor. Advisors serve as a campus resource for students, assisting them in meeting their academic and career goals. Upon completion of the Accuplacer, international students will register for their courses via email with their academic advisor.  


All new international freshman and transfer students are required to check-in upon arrival to campus with the International Student Advisor. Please bring the following when you check-in:

  • Passport
  • Student Visa (if applicable)
  • I-20
  • I-94 stamp/ print-out of electronic stamp

Marian University is required to check these documents to confirm your status in the U.S. Failure to do so could result in loss of your legal status in the U.S.

Mandatory International Student Orientation occurs at the start of each semester.


Campus housing is guaranteed for all undergraduate students. Housing options include: Naber Hall (freshman-only), Courtyards, Cedar Creek Apartments, Townhouses, and Greek Life Duplexes. Complete your housing application early to receive first choice selection. Students ages 21 and older are not required to live on campus. There are a variety of off-campus housing options close to campus; however these must be secured individually.

Business Office  

Marian University accepts payment of tuition, fees, room and board by credit card, cash, check or foreign bank wire. All amounts received must be in U.S. funds.

Students will not be issued official grade transcripts or permitted to register for succeeding semesters until all tuition and fees have been paid in full. Diplomas will not be issued unless all fees have been paid in full.

Health Insurance  

All international students are required to have health insurance. It is the responsibility of the student to select and purchase a plan they believe will be best for their own health care needs. WPS Health Insurance offers coverage and insurance can be secured online through: www.wpsic.com .


Fun Fact

The Marian Courtyard opened in 1994 (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University - Main Campus
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699

CALL: 1-800-2-MARIAN (1-800-262-7426)
EMAIL: admission@marianuniversity.edu  

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