International Programs

International Student Admission

Admission Eligibility

Admission of international students to Muskingum University is mainly determined by high school grades and test scores. Applications from international students seeking admission to the undergraduate program should be directed to the Director of International Admissions. To be considered for admission, applicants must submit official results from an accepted test of English proficiency (the most commonly accepted are the TOEFL iBT and IELTS, and CEFR).

Students must obtain scores at the following level to be eligible for admission:

  • TOEFL iBT: 46 or higher
  • IELTS: 5.5 or higher
  • CEFR: B2 or higher.

Exceptions to the English proficiency test score requirement may be granted on an individual, case-by-case basis. In lieu of an accepted test of English proficiency, applicants from Muskingum University’s affiliated partner institutions abroad must submit a formal written assessment from their school affirming English language proficiency at the appropriate level for degree study at Muskingum University.

Transfer students and graduates of junior colleges are also welcome. Please have your current university send an official transcript along with a course catalog. Your transcript will be carefully examined in order to transfer as many credits as possible. A nominal fee may be charged for credentials evaluation. Students are also welcome to pursue a second degree or to prepare for graduate programs (GMAT, GRE, prerequisite courses, etc.)

Application Requirements for Degree Seeking Students

Deadline for Fall (August) admissions is June 1. Deadline for Spring (January) admissions is November 1st. Applications received after the deadline will be considered for admission the following semester. Complete applications will contain all of the following:

  • Completed International Application Form, with signatures.
  • Official academic records of all secondary and post-secondary work taken, including examination results , including school leaving tests and certificates.
  • 2 or more letters of recommendation written by teachers or your principal/headmaster/headmistress.
  • Official results of the SAT test or an approved test of English as a foreign language (more information listed at the bottom of the page); students from established partner institutions abroad must provide a formal written assessment from their school affirming English language proficiency at the appropriate level for degree study at Muskingum University.
  • An essay, at least 500 words in length, describing yourself and explaining why you would like to study at Muskingum University. Also, describe any subject area you are considering and possible career plans. This essay should be written in English in your own hand (not typed).
  • Certified bank letter showing sufficient funds for the first year. Letter should be on bank stationery and give the current balance in the account of the sponsor. If the account belongs to someone other than the parent/sponsor who signs the financial responsibility section of the application form, each additional sponsor must also provide a letter stating that he or she will be responsible for your expenses at Muskingum. An example of a bank letter is available here in pdf format.
  • If a student needs to apply for Muskingum's PLUS Program, visit the PLUS Program Admission page for additional application items.

Applications may be sent to:
Office of International Admission
Muskingum University
163 Stormont Street, Montgomery Hall 1A
New Concord, Ohio 43762 USA


To be considered for admission, applicants must submit official results from an accepted test of English proficiency (the most commonly accepted are the TOEFL iBT and IELTS, and CEFR). Students must obtain scores at the following level to be eligible for admission:

Name of Test Minimum Score Requirement
TOEFL 46
IELTS 5.5
SAT 430 (Critical Reading subscore)
CEFR B2
STEP Eiken Grade 1 - Pass

In lieu of an accepted test of English proficiency, applicants from Muskingum University’s affiliated partner institutions abroad must submit a formal written assessment from their school affirming English language proficiency at the appropriate level for degree study at Muskingum University. 

Students who have attended specific high schools whose medium of instruction is English and which which Muskingum has had an ongoing relationship, may request a waiver of the requirement for a test of English language. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Exceptions to the English proficiency test score requirement may be granted on an individual, case-by-case basis.

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