International Transfer Students

Admission Process

If you attended a college or university after you graduated from secondary school/high school, please apply as an international transfer student. Any student who has previously attended another higher education institution cannot apply as a new freshman.

  1. Apply using the Marian University International Application.  It's free!

  2. English language proficiency: International students must document their English language proficiency according to the requirements to the right. 

  3. Academic records: Send official transcripts directly to Marian University's Office of Admission for all previously attended high schools and colleges. For any university not in the United States, we require a course-by-course evaluation. We recommend using the course-by-course evaluation provided by World Education Service (WES).

    If your university does not provide your transcript in English you must submit a word-for-word translation of the transcript. This translation can be completed by the student or a third party service (we recommend​.

  4. ​Passport: ​Submit a copy or scan of the photo identity page of your passport.

  5. Proof of Finances: Submit a completed Financial Verification Form along with supporting documents from within the past six months showing sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. Supporting documents include a bank statement or letter from the bank.

  6. Transfer-In Form: Complete the Transfer-In Form with the international student advisor at your current university. Your advisor should email the completed form to

English Language Requirements

If your native language is not English, send an official English language proficiency test result directly to Marian University. Minimum scores are:

  • TOEFL IBT  69     
  • TOEFL Paper 523
  • TOEFL CBT 193
  • IELTS  6.0

Nursing Program

  • TOEFL IBT Overall score 83. Speaking score 26
  • IELTS Overall score 6.5. Speaking score 26

Marian University will waive this requirement if you have:

  • Earned a degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or
  • Earned at least 24 regular semester hours of university credit from an accredited U.S. college or university, or
  • Completed at least one year of high school in which English was the language of instruction.

Next Steps

We will review your completed application. You will be notified via email if additional information is required. If admitted, you will receive an official Marian University offer of admission and an I-20 packet sent by U.S. mail.


For more information

Jodi Johnson
Assistant Director of International Admissions and Recruiting

Text me on WhatsApp or WeChat

Visit our common questions webpage for additional details.

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