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 Marian University's online international application. It's free!

  2. English language proficiency: If you are an international student, document your English language proficiency according to the requirements below.  

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

    If your university does not provide transcripts in English, we require a word-for-word translation of the transcript. You can translate the transcript yourself, but we recommend using a third-party translator like

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

  5. Proof of financial status: Submit a completed financial verification along with supporting documents from within the past six months showing that you have sufficient funds to cover the first year of study. Supporting documents include a bank statement or letter from the bank.

  6. Transfer-in form: For students who are currently studying in the US on an F-1 student visa--Complete the transfer-in form with an international  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 acceptable scores are:

  • TOEFL IBT  69     
  • IELTS  6.0
  • ELS Level 112
  • PTE 48

Marian University will waive this requirement if you have:

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

For nursing students:

Any applicant to the LSON nursing program born outside of the United States must provide proof of English language proficiency.

  1. Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL IBT) with overall score of 83 and including a minimum speaking score of 26.
  2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS ) Academic Test with an overall score of 6.5 and including a minimum speaking score of 7.
  3. Provide proof of a conferred Bachelor’s level or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  4. Provide proof of attendance of formal education in the United States for at least 10 years.

For additional nursing program requirements, please contact your nursing admissions advisor.

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 admission information

Office of International Admissions
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264

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