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International Admission Requirements

  1. Submit a completed application form with your non-refundable application fee. The application fee is $25. Application fee will be waived if the application is submitted online.
  2. Have your academic record sent* - all records should bear the original stamp or seal of the institution. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a complete, literal English translation certified by the issuing institution. Certified copies of the original document must be certified by the Embassy, the Ministry of Education, or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Have your TOEFL scores sent if English is not your first language. Our institutional code is 5426. Methodist University may admit TOEFL scores of 500(PBT), 173(CBT), and 60(IBT).
  4. Have your test scores sent - native speakers of English must submit a minimum score of 900 on SAT in Math and Critical Reading sections.
  5. Submit your Financial Statement - Submit a completed Certificate of Financial Responsibility. It may also be either bank statements with the bank official's signature/seal or a notarized or certified letter indicating sufficient fund of support in U.S. dollars within the past 6 months.
  6. A copy of the information page of your passport
  7. Please submit Personal statement describing you as a person and your goals (500-1000 words). *Please put your name on the essay if you are sending it as a Word or PDF file. (This can be emailed to us).

* Transfer students must have all transcripts evaluated and translated into English before a transfer credit decision can be made. The applicant is responsible for the timely translation and evaluation of documents and for all costs and fees associated with these services. Suggested evaluation services are World Education Services, Inc. or Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

**** The Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires that students verify their ability to meet the costs of the first year of study before Methodist University can issue an I-20. The estimated cost of one year of study at Methodist University is $$42,802. Please Note: The estimated cost of one year of study at MU is subject to change.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

The Registrar may award up to 6 semester hours of transfer credit in a specific discipline for Higher Level International Baccalaureate scores of 5 and above. Academic departments have the authority to require a higher score in their discipline(s). A department also has the authority not to accept any IB credit. The maximum transfer credits for Higher Level International Baccalaureate awarded by Methodist University is 30 semester hours.
Subject
Minimum
Score
Course Credit
SH
Biology
5
BIO1530 Fundamentals of Biology
4
Business and Management
5
BUS 2000 Introduction to Business
1
Economics
5
ECO 2100 Introduction to Economics
3
Chemistry
5
SCI 1430 Physical Science
3
Chemistry
6-7
CHE 1510 General Chemistry I
4
Computing Studies
5
CSC 2010 Introduction to Programming
3
English Language A1
5-6
ENG1010 Composition
3
English Language A2
5-6
ENG1010 Composition
3
English Language A1
7
ENG1010 Composition/ENG1020 Comp and Intro to Literature
6
English Language A2
7
ENG1010 Composition/ENG1020 Comp and Intro to Literature
6
A1 (Native Language)
6
Foreign Language
6
History
5
HIS 1040 World History II
3
Islamic History
5
HIS 1040 World History II
3
Mathematics
5
MAT 1100 Finite Mathematics
MAT 1130 Pre-Calculus I
6
Physics
5
SCI 1430 Physical Science
3
Physics
6-7
PHY 1510 General Physics I
4
Spanish B
5-6
SPA 1010 & 1020 Elementary Spanish I & II
6
Spanish B
7
SPA 1010, 1020, 2010, 2020 Elementary Spanish I & II, Intermediate Spanish I & II
12

Last updated: June 2014

Tuition (2014-15)

Fall 2014
Tuition (Day)
$14,383
Standard Residence Hall Room (Cumberland, Sanford, Weaver)*
$2,812
Board
$2,706
International Student Insurance
$500
Other Fees
$200
Books (Estimated $500-$800 per semester)
$800
Approximate Total (International Student)**
$21,401
   
The above fees are for two semesters (one year).  
* - Room charges vary depending on residence hall assignment  

Spring 2015

Tuition (Day)
$14,383
Standard Residence Hall Room (Cumberland, Sanford, Weaver)*
$2,812
Board
$2,706
International Student Insurance
$500
Other Fees
$200
Books (Estimated $500-$800 per semester)
$800
Approximate Total (International Student)**
$21,401
   
* - Room charges vary depending on residence hall assignment  

Financial Resources

General Information for international students: FinAid.org has created a comprehensive site containing everything an international student needs to know about pursuing an education in the United States. For information about financial aid for studying in the US, please visit the Financial Aid section of EduPASS: The International Student's Guide to Studying and Living in the United States.

List of several different Private Loans for international students

Private Student Loan for International Students Search Engine

Sallie Mae Private Loan for international students

International Scholarships

Methodist University offers Presidential Scholarships to entering international students who meet the criteria in the charts below. Renewal of these scholarships is dependent on the student making satisfactory academic progress and cannot extend beyond the eighth (8th) semester of college level work.


Presidential Scholarships: Residential Freshmen (2014-15)

SAT Critical Reading and Math sections

Internet Based TOEFL

Computer Based TOEFL

Paper Based TOEFL

IELTS

GPA 3.7 +
(4.0 scale)
GPA 3.4-3.69
(4.0 scale)
GPA 3.1-3.39
(4.0 scale)
1500+ 118+ 290+ 667+ 9 $23,250 $21,250 $19,250
1400-1490 111-117 273-290 640-663 8 $21,250 $19,250 $17,250
1300-1390 105-110 260-269 617-637 7.5 $18,500 $16,500 $15,500
1200-1290 96-104 243-259 590-616 7 $17,750 $15,750 $15,000
1100-1190 88-95 230-242 570-589 6.5 $16,750 $14,750 $14,250
1000-1090 72-87 200-229 533-569 6 $16,000 $14,000 $13,500

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Presidential Scholarships: Commuting Freshmen (2014-15)

SAT Critical Reading and Math sections

Internet Based TOEFL

Computer Based TOEFL

Paper Based TOEFL

IELTS

GPA 3.7 +
(4.0 scale)
GPA 3.4-3.69
(4.0 scale)
GPA 3.1-3.39
(4.0 scale)
1500+ 118+ 290+ 667+ 9 $16,000 $14,500 $13,000
1400-1490 111-117 273-290 640-663 8 $14,500 $13,250 $11,750
1300-1390 105-110 260-269 617-637 7.5 $12,750 $11,250 $10,500
1200-1290 96-104 243-259 590-616 7 $12,250 $10,500 $10,000
1100-1190 88-95 230-242 570-589 6.5 $11,250 $9,500 $9,250
1000-1090 72-87 200-229 533-569 6 $10,500 $9,250 $9,000

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Transfer Presidential Scholarships (2014-15)

Students transferring from other accredited institutions who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.1 or better (on a four point scale) on thirty-one (31) semester hours or more of college level work at the previous institution(s) will be awarded a transfer Scholarship. Renewal of Transfer Scholarships is determined at the end of a two semester period and is contingent on the student making satisfactory academic progress. Students seeking re-admission to Methodist University are ineligible to be considered for this scholarship.

Residential Commuter
3.7 3.4 3.1 3.7 3.4 3.1
$13,000 $10,750 $10,000 $8,750 $7,750 $7,000

Visa Application

Obtaining your student visa may be even more challenging than gaining admission to Methodist University. It is important that you first understand what it takes to get your visa and then properly prepare yourself for your interview with the U.S. Consulate visa officer in your country.

It is imperative that you are prepared to present necessary documents such as:

  • form DS-160 confirmation page (non-immigrant visa application)
  • acceptance letter from Methodist University
  • I-20 issued by the chosen college
  • proof of payment of SEVIS fee
  • passport-size photographs
  • financial statements
  • secondary transcripts
  • updated passport

It may also help to provide your updated medical record showing that all of your vaccinations are current. There are three points that you should know and understand before you see a visa officer:

  1. The purpose of the visa interview is to determine if you should qualify to receive an F-1 non-resident student visa. What is an F-1 visa? An-F-1 is a visa for a non-immigrant student who is pursuing a "full course of study" to achieve a specific educational or professional objective and is expected by the United States government to return to his or her residence abroad.
  2. During your interview, the visa officer is looking to determine the answer to three important questions. If he feels that the answer to any of the three questions is "NO" then he or she will not grant you the visa. The following are the three questions that must be satisfactorily answered during your interview:
    1. Has the visa applicant met all the admission requirements of the college that he or she wants to attend? These may include: English proficiency, appropriate major or course of study, and an evaluation of the usefulness of the major to better develop your home country for when you return.
    2. Does the visa applicant and/or his family or sponsors have sufficient money to support the applicant for at least the first year's expenses at the college that he or she wants to attend? The USCIS Form I-20 will show the cost of the college and expected expenses of the student.
    3. Is the visa applicant likely to, or does he/she have intentions to, return back to his/ her home country after his/her program has been completed? You must show that you have strong ties to your home country and no intention of seeking immigrant status.
  3. Make sure you have paid the SEVIS non-refundable fee prior to your interview with the U.S. Consulate visa officer. If you failed your first interview, the SEVIS fee is still valid for you to return for another interview so make sure you keep your receipt of payment of the SEVIS fee.

It is impossible to know exactly what questions will be asked of you, but hopefully now you may have some ideas of what to expect during your visa interview. Good luck!

Visa Links

For more information on F-1 visa holders please visit the following websites from the Department of Homeland Security and United States Customs and Immigrations Services:

 

 

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