How to apply to MU

What you need to know

There is no fee for applying online using  The Common Application.

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Non-immigrant students, both first year and transfer, should complete the online application and send supporting documents to our office. 

  • Deadline is April 1 for fall entry and Oct. 1 for spring entry 
  • Admissions decisions are made by April 15 or Oct. 15
  • Admission packets with the I-20 form will be sent by May 1 or Nov. 1

Once admitted, the student should be prepared to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $500 USD by July 1 for fall entry, or Dec.1 for spring entry. The balance of costs for the semester must be sent to Manchester by Aug. 1 for fall entry, or Jan. 2 for spring entry. A summary of the balance due will be sent after the deposit is made for the first semester. After the first semester, Student Financial Services will post your billing online.

Failure to meet appropriate payment deadlines will disable the student to enroll in classes for the next semester and put the student out of visa status, which can result in termination of the visa and the right to remain in the United States.

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Documents Required for Admission

  1. An official TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT I score

    International applicants must be able to read, speak, write and comprehend rapid idiomatic English.  We do not offer ESL instruction. Therefore, Manchester requires one of the exams listed below. We will also accept the DuoLingo English test, which you can find here:  The following are minimum guidelines used to determine sufficient test scores for admission: 

    • TOEFL paper-based test=550
    • TOEFL iBT=79
    • IELTS=6.5
    • SAT results in each category should be 500 or higher
    • Pearson PTE=53 or higher

    Testing locations and dates for these exams may be found on their web sites: TOEFL; IELTS; SAT; Pearson PTE We require original scores sent from the different test administrators.

  2. Official or certified copies of national exams

    We need copies of all national exams as proof of completion of secondary school. This includes national exams or “O” level exams, and “A” level exams.

  3. Evidence of financial support

    Student and financial sponsor must complete the Affidavits of Financial Support and return those to the Admissions Office with proof of adequate funds to support you for at least one year.  Such proof includes bank statements, employer testimony of salary, or government support letters. 

  4. Letter of Recommendation

    A letter of recommendation from an employer or teacher or the reference form from the Common Application may be used.  This must be in English.

  5. Certified copies of marks, grades, transcripts

    Secondary transcripts of grades, marks or final exam results must be certified as true copies of the original.  If you are transferring from a university outside the U.S., you must have the transcript evaluated by World Education Services.  Admission and transfer of credits cannot be finalized until we receive the report from WES:


  • Application deadline is April 1 for fall entry and Oct. 1 for spring entry
  • July 1 and December 1 - $500 nonrefundable deposit
  • Aug. 1 - balance due
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