International Student Admissions

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Monroe Community College is an excellent choice for International Students! We have a wide selection of degree programs that are easily transferrable to any college or university in the country, modern residence halls on-campus to provide the housing experience you are looking for, affordable tuition, and a diverse student population located in Rochester, New York.

Application deadlines

For January admission, apply by November 15 of the previous year. For September admission, apply by June 1 of that year. After you are admitted, MCC will issue you an I-20 to obtain a student visa.

Admissions requirements for international students

Here is a list of ALL requirements to apply to SUNY Monroe Community College.

  • Online SUNY Application & Application Fee ($50)
  • Official High School Transcripts
  • Minimum 55 TOEFL iBT or 5.0 IELTS
  • Evidence of Financial Support

Cost of Attendance – 2014-15 Budget

How to Apply

Step 1: Download MCC International Student Application Instructions

Step 2: Submit an online SUNY application and pay the $50 application fee (Non Refundable).

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Step 3: Required Documents - after submitting the online application, prepare all required documents and mail them directly to Monroe Community College.

  • HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS - Submit official high school transcripts (marks sheets, exam results, certificates). Photocopied transcripts are acceptable as long as they bear an original signature or certification from a school official. Transcripts must be in English and include proof of graduation or completion.
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) must be taken if English is not your native or first language. MCC requires a minimum score of 55 on internet-based TOEFL, or 5.0 band score on IELTS to be considered for admission. MCC's school code for TOEFL test scores is 2429. For more information about TOEFL, visit For more information about IELTS, visit
  • FINANCIAL DOCUMENTATION - Submit official bank statements showing availability of sufficient funds to pay for at least one year of study AND if supported by a sponsor, a completed SUNY International Student Financial Statement signed and stamped by your sponsor's bank and sponsor. The proof of financial support is required of all F-1 applicants seeking a Certificate of Visa Eligibility (Form I-20). The statements should be current, official, and in English.
  • PHOTO IDENTIFICATION - Provide a copy of an official government-issued form of identification, such as a passport.
  • COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS - (if applicable) Submit official transcripts of all post-secondary coursework. If you wish to transfer foreign college credit to MCC, you must use a credential evaluation service such as WES (World Education Services,

MAIL: Please mail your documents to:
Admissions Office
Monroe Community College
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, New York 14623-5780

Notes: 1) International students are not eligible for admission to any competitive health-related program (Nursing, Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting, or Radiologic Technology), the Automotive Technology programs, or any 1-year certificate program.
2) Depending on TOEFL or IELTS test scores, some ESOL coursework may be required.