International Transfer Application Instructions

If you are applying to transfer to CMC from a college or university outside of the United States, you will follow the same application procedures as students applying from colleges and universities within the United States. You can find more information about applying to CMC as a transfer applicant in the Application Instructions for Transfer Applicants section.

At CMC international applicants are defined as students without U.S. citizenship. This does not include U.S. dual citizens, permanent residents, U.S. citizens living abroad, undocumented or DACAmented students, or non-U.S. citizens with valid asylee or refugee status living in the United States.  

Proof of Secondary School Completion

All transfer applicants must submit their official high school transcripts as well as any national exam results (e.g. GSCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, etc.). Official exam scores must be submitted on an official high school transcript, through the testing agency, or by a high school official.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

All international applicants, regardless of their country of citizenship, whose first language is not English, who did not attend a school in which English is the primary language of instruction for a minimum of three years, or who do not attend a college or university in which English is the primary language of instruction must submit score results from one of the following approved English language tests.

Submitting Test Scores or Requesting a Waiver

Official English proficiency scores are required if submitting a Duolingo English Test (DET) score, and preferred for all other accepted exams. However, if sending official TOEFL IBT, IELTS, or CAE scores presents a financial burden applicants can submit self-reported scores through your CMC applicant portal. You will gain access to your CMC applicant portal after your application for admission is received. You must submit an official PDF score report to self-report TOELF IBT, IETLS, or CEA scores. For Duolingo English Test (DET) scores, submission must be made directly through the DET portal. 

Self-reported English proficiency scores from the Common Application or Coalition Application will not be accepted.

Applicants admitted based on self-reported scores must submit official test scores before the Fall semester begins if they choose to enroll. The Admission Office will verify self-reported scores against self-reported records, and students will be notified in case of any discrepancies. 

We will not accept self-reported English proficiency scores from the Common Application, Coalition Application, or by email.

If an applicant meets the eligibility requirements for an exemption from the English proficiency requirement, and it is not automatically waived on their application checklist, they can submit a waiver request form which will appear in their CMC applicant portal.


If your high school transcripts, score reports, letters of recommendation, or other required application materials are written in a language other than English, you must provide an official English translation. 

Need-based Financial Aid Requirements for non-U.S. citizens

CMC is need-aware in its admission process for all international students (non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents), meaning financial need may influence admission decisions. However, if admitted, CMC remains committed to meeting 100% of the students’ determined need. International students who need financial assistance must apply for financial aid at the time of admission by the published deadlines as only a limited amount of funding is available. International students who do not apply for or do not receive need-based financial aid upon admission are not eligible to be considered for financial aid in future years while enrolled at CMC. 

Need-based financial aid is extremely limited for international transfer applicants.

Applicants applying for need-based financial assistance must indicate that they are applying for need-based financial aid on their admission application and are required to submit the CMC Financial Aid Form for International Students which is only available to applicants and appears in the CMC applicant portal after submission of an application for admission. Applications will not be reviewed without completing the CMC Financial Aid Form.  

In addition, CMC strongly recommends submitting the CSS Profile, however it is not required to complete an application for admission. The Office of Admission will contact applicants directly if more financial information is needed. CSS Profile fee waivers are not available unless CMC requests additional financial information from an applicant.   

Need-based financial aid packages will include college grants, limited loans, and self-help (student summer savings contribution and work-study). For more detailed information, review the components of a need-based financial aid award