This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. Nonimmigrant students should complete the online application. Your application and the supporting materials should be completed by April 1 for fall enrollment. An Admission decision for all complete application files will be made by April 15 and admission packets sent by May 1. There is no fee for submitting Manchester's online application for admission or The Common Application; however, once a student is admitted and issued an I-20 form in an admission packet, a deposit of $3,500 USD is due by July 1. The balance of the amount owed for the semester is due by August 15. This should be wired to Manchester University (see instructions under Payment by wire transfer). Failure to meet appropriate payment deadlines will disable the student to enroll in classes and put the student out of visa status, which can result in a termination of the right to remain in the U.S.
- An official TOEFL or SAT I score
International applicants must be able to read, write, and speak rapid idiomatic English. A TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of all students whose native language or language of instructions is not English. The following guidelines are used to determine sufficient academic levels for admission: TOEFL paper: 550+; TOEFL computer: 213+; TOEFL iBT: 79+; IELTS: average 6.5. For students whose language of instruction has been English, SAT score may be submitted rather than the TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum of 450 in each section of the SAT is generally required for admission. Testing locations and details for these examinations may be found at www.collegeboard.com; www.toefl.org; www.ielts.org. We require original test scores from tests taken within the past two years from the administering companies.
- Official copies of all national examination results
If you have taken 1 of 2 exams, O or A level exams, or any other "school leaving" examinations, you must provide official or certified copies of these results.
- Evidence of financial support
If you are relying on personal savings, support from your family, or support from another sponsor, complete the International Student's Statement of Financial Ability and your sponsor must complete and sign with certification, the International Student Sponsor's Affidavit of Financial Support. Attach the required documents such as original bank statement, etc. If you are receiving support from a government or other such source, include an original letter of award or support. These documents should be sent via courier service to arrive by April 1.
- One letter of recommendation (in English)
The "common application" reference form may also be submitted.
- Personal essay
You must provide a handwritten autobiographical essay of 200-300 words describing your past and discussing your plans for the future.
- Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts, or exam results (in English)
Secondary transcripts and certified copies of marks, grades or final exam marks must be certified as true copies if original copies are not available. If you plan to transfer credit for courses taken at another university from outside the U.S., a credential evaluator who is approved by Manchester University must evaluate your university transcript. The evaluation must be done before credits can be transferred, and not all credits will automatically transfer. The evaluation costs will vary, and you will need to contact the credential evaluation service directly. Approved services are: www.wes.org and www.educei.com.
The estimated minimum expenses for the nine-month 2012-2013 academic year are U.S. $39,300. Of this total amount, tuition is estimated to be U.S. $26,600; room and board U.S. $9,500; and fees, books, insurance and supplies U.S. $3,200. Final costs are set in February each year. Your personal expenses may be higher or lower than this estimate depending upon which residence hall is chosen, travel, and the variable cost of books and fees.
Terms of Tuition Payment
First year international students are required to pay a $3,500 USD deposit by July 1 and the balance of their first semester bill by August 15. An estimate of that bill will be sent via email by July 15. The first semester bill will include a $500.00 USD deposit toward expenses of the second semester, which will be credited on the second semester bill. Should a student fail to enroll in second semester courses, the deposit will be forfeited and kept by the University. Enrollment in classes will not be permitted unless the payments have been made at the designated times.
Second semester payment of all fees is due no later than January 15.
- Payment by wire transfer
Instructions for payment of fees via bank wire transfer will be included in your admission packet. This is the easiest and safest way to send money to Manchester University to be applied to the student’s account. Contact Student Financial Services for account information.
- In Person payment – Check (drawn on a US bank), cash, or money order
Payments can be made Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Financial Services office located on the main floor of the Administration building. This is applicable only if you arrive on campus before the August 15 deadline.
- Credit card – (Online payments permitted only)
Make a payment of any amount on-line using a MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card. There will be a 2.35% service charge by Link2Gov for processing a credit card payment. Manchester University does not receive any portion of this non-refundable fee.
- Electronic Check – Make a payment of any amount using an e-check. There is no fee for this service.
- Monthly payment options – Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS)
Second year international students may use Tuition Management Systems Inc. (TMS) for monthly payment arrangements. Manchester University partners with Tuition Management Systems, Inc. for interest free monthly payments. Yearly costs may be paid over a 10, 9, or 8 month equal payment schedule beginning in July, August, or September and ending in April. The amount budgeted to pay must equal the cost of the academic year to be considered successful. Full details are available at www.afford.com/manchester, 1-888-713-7240, or through Student Financial Services.
Manchester University offers the International Student Scholarship to especially promising international students. The scholarship amount is based on an applicant's academic ability as shown on grade reports, final exam results, and test scores. This scholarship will cover a portion of the cost of a student's tuition only. We are not able to sponsor international students who have substantial financial need.
Maintaining F-1 Visa Status
International students on F-1 visas, and exchange students on J-1 visas must maintain a full time student status while at Manchester University. This requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of classes each semester. International students are not permitted to take more than one 3 credit hour on-line class per semester or summer session per SEVIS regulations. Your academic advisor will help you schedule classes that will keep you on-track for graduation and keep you within legal limits for credit hours. You may not change your class schedule without consulting your academic advisor.
Students may lose their F-1 visa status for dropping below the required 12 credit hours, for becoming academically ineligible to return to classes, or for serious infractions of campus rules or legal infractions resulting in conviction of a felony.
International students, both current and those on OPT, must keep the Director of Multicultural Affairs updated on any change of address of where they are physically living. If leaving campus during breaks and staying in one location, students should apprise the Director of their location and contact information in the event of emergencies either on campus or in their home country.
Work on Campus
International students are able to earn approximately U.S. $2,000 by working at on-campus jobs during the academic year.
All students must live in on-campus housing until their senior year. Married students may live off campus. Should a student choose to live off campus, a reduction of the scholarship by U.S. $1,500 for the year will result.
Contacting the Admissions Office
Mail and courier address: 604 E. College Avenue,
North Manchester, IN 46962 USA
Telephone contact number: +1-260-982-5888. We do not accept collect calls.
Because international call service via mobile phone is unreliable, we prefer that you use our e-mail address for contact, rather than calling by mobile phone.
Find more information about applying to colleges in the U.S. by going to: www.educationusa.state.gov. and
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