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.

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 or through the testing agency.

English Proficiency Requirement

Students whose native language is not English must also submit official results from the TOEFL or IELTS. A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam or a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based TOEFL exam is required. For the IELTS, a minimum band score of 7.5 is required. This requirement is waived if English was your primary language of instruction for at least three years of high school or if your current institution's primary language of instruction is English.

If you meet the eligibility requirements for an exemption from the English proficiency requirement, and it is not automatically waived on your application checklist, please send an email to with the subject line "English Language Proficiency Waiver Request". 

Official English proficiency scores are preferred. However, if sending official scores presents a financial burden, international applicants can submit self-reported English proficiency scores. Self-reported English proficiency scores must be submitted through the test score self-report form found in your CMC applicant portal which also requires a PDF of your score report. This form and the applicant status portal will be available after you submit your application.

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


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 committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated need of all admitted students, regardless of citizenship. However, as a "need aware" institution, CMC takes into account a student's ability to pay the full cost of attendance as a part of admission criteria for applicants that are not U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents. CMC has limited financial resources for international students.

Any student that needs financial assistance to cover the full-cost of attendance must indicate that they are applying for need-based financial aid on their admission application and follow the financial aid application procedures for international students. 

Students who do not apply for or do not receive financial aid upon admission are not eligible to be considered for financial aid in future years while enrolled at CMC.