Freshman International Application Process
A freshman applicant is one entering college directly after secondary school (high school). If you are applying as a freshman, follow the steps listed below. A freshman has not completed any college level courses.
Completing Your Application
1. Complete the Common App (including the 650 word essay)
2. Submit an official secondary school transcript with an official English translation.
- Transcripts must include every year attended
- Transcripts need to be sent directly from your high school
3. Submit proof of English proficiency.
- Test scores must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution
- Tests must be completed within the past two years
- All international applicants are required to demonstrate English proficiency if English is not their native language
- If you meet all the requirements except for English Proficiency, Merrimack College has Conditional Admission Options
English proficiency to satisfy Merrimack College’s requirement can be demonstrated by the following:
- A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) with no subset score lower than 18 for all students whose native language is not English
- A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no band below 6.0) for all students whose native language is not English
- A minimum SAT Critical Reading score of 500 or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 510
- A minimum PTE Academic score of 53
- A minimum ACT composite score of 23
- If you feel that you have demonstrated English proficiency in a way not mentioned above, please contact us at email@example.com, to discuss meeting our requirements.
4. Submit one letter of recommendation from high school teacher or counselor.
- Must be sent directly from author
- Recommendation letters from English language school teachers will be accepted as a supplement to your application, but you will still be required to submit a recommendation letter from a high school teacher or counselor.
5. Submit a declaration of finances form and bank statement.
- Download the form here. In addition to Merrimack’s Declaration of Finance form, we require a letter from your bank certifying available funds. Download an example letter here. If we have all these materials at time of decision, we will be able to supply your I-20 with your offer of admission.
6. While optional, it is highly encouraged that applicants also submit a resume and schedule an interview.
- Submit your resume by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Schedule an interview online by clicking here
For additional information please refer to the Merrimack College application guide.
|Application Deadline||Admission Decision|
|Freshman Early Decision||November 15||late-December|
|Freshman Early Action 1||November 15||late-December|
|Freshman Early Action 2||January 15||late-February|
|Freshmen Regular Decision||February 15||late-March|
|Freshmen for Spring Semester||January 6||Rolling|
Did you miss the Application Deadline?
Please email the International Admission Office for assistance at email@example.com
Transcripts, recommendations, Declaration and Certification of Finances forms (DCF), and any other admission materials that are not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
315 Turnpike Street
North Andover, MA 01845