After we receive the required documents for admissions, we will evaluate your transcripts and notify you of your admission decision.
Upon admission to Marlboro College, you will be asked to download our International Students Certification of Finances form and mail this to us. Once we receive this completed and signed document by post and verify it, we will send an I-20 form which you will bring to your visa interview at the U.S. Embassy.
For specific questions concerning your application, please contact the admissions office at 800-343-0049 or email@example.com. For specific questions concerning your visa process, please call 802-258-9236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarships for International Students
International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships up to $16,500 USD annually. Every applicant is considered for a scholarship and it is awarded at the time of admission. International students are also eligible to hold a job on campus, though they should be realistic about the number of hours per week they can work (6-10 hours is typical).
Students are asked to complete a Certification of Finances to demonstrate an ability to fund their education. Keep in mind that I-20s will only be issued after you have been accepted to the college, submitted your Certificate of Finances, and paid your $400 non-refundable enrollment deposit.
Important Notes on Maintaining Your Student Status
Once you enter the U.S. as a non-immigrant student, you are required to meet the following obligations in order to maintain your lawful student status. You must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student each semester at Marlboro College. Full-time is considered 12-18 credits per semester.
- Not participate in any off-campus employment without proper authorization from the Department of Homeland Security.
- Complete your educational program by the date specified on your I-20 or DS2019. If you cannot complete your program in time, you must meet with the director of international services and apply for program extension at least 15 days before your I-20 or DS2019 expires.
- Notify the director of international services if you plan to transfer from Marlboro College to another school or language institution.
- Keep the registrar for Marlboro College and the director of international services informed of your current address, telephone number, and email address.
- Notify the Department of Homeland Security of a change of address with in 10 days of the change.
- Keep your passport valid at all times.
- Maintain insurance coverage for yourself and all dependents in the U.S.
Failure to Maintain Status
If you fail to maintain your lawful F-1 or J-1 status, you are considered to be unlawfully present in the U.S. In this case you may request to be reinstated by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and only the Department of Homeland Security is authorized to decide whether or not to reinstate the student. Violations of status and being unlawfully present in the U.S. carry serious consequences, so make sure that you carefully follow the regulations and properly maintain your status at all times.
Refer to the Department of Homeland Security Study in the States website for more information on maintaining your student status.