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International Student Admissions

More than 30 countries are represented among McDaniel College students, who broaden their horizons here every day. McDaniel has a long history of supporting international students. The college's first international student (Antonio Ferreira da Silva of Santos, Brazil) studied at the college for one semester in 1870, and the first international graduate (Tsune Hirata of Yokohoma, Japan) earned her diploma in 1890. Join the tradition by applying to McDaniel today.

A fall semester start term is required for International students. A spring semester start term is not possible. 

Important: We are no longer accepting applications from international students residing outside of the United States for fall 2024. If you are interested in applying for fall 2025, contact Jamie LeVee at

International students should determine if they will be applying as a First-Year or Transfer applicant. In addition to submitting the standard application materials, the following information is required:

English Translation of official secondary school transcript

Please include the last three completed years of schooling at minimum and your senior year schedule. Senior grades will be requested if needed. If you are seeking transfer credit, we also require an official credential evaluation. We recommend World Education Services (WES) for your credential evaluation but will accept an evaluation from any National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member.

Official Test Scores

  • If English is not your first language or primary language of instruction, you will need to demonstrate English Proficiency by completing the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), IELTS, SAT, or ACT. The minimum official scores to be considered for admission are:
    • TOEFL: 550 on the paper examination; 213 on the internet examination; 80 on the iBT (with a minimum score of 20 in each section)
    • IELTS: 6.5
    • Duolingo: 100 or higher

Financial Information

  • Please be aware that international students are typically responsible for an expected minimum of $40,000 USD per year. If a family cannot realistically contribute this annual amount, it is unlikely McDaniel will be an affordable option. The documents below should accompany your application.

Meet the International Students Admissions Counselor

Jamie LeVee

Jamie LeVee Transfer Admissions Counselor

You work with Jamie if you are looking to transfer from a two or four year college or university, looking to re-apply, or are seeking a second bachelor's degree from McDaniel College. Jamie also works with first year students who have an international status or are living outside of the United States.

Phone: 410-386-4017

Set up a time to chat with Jamie