- Alina Selby ’14
- Hometown: Finleyville, PA
- Major: Mechanical engineering
I’ve always been interested in how things work and how I can make things more efficient.
This page explains the International Student Admission Application process for the University of Mount Union. All international students and U.S. citizens currently residing outside of the United States are required to complete the following process. Note that all documents, including all transcripts, submitted to the University become the property of the University and can not be returned.
- Online Application (The online application will be sent electronically to Mount Union after you click the SUBMIT button.)
- Please click here to download the International Student Paper Application Form
- There is no application fee.
- Complete our online International Student Application for Admissions. All items must be completed. Please add N/A when an item is not applicable. The application will not be considered without the essay being completed at the end of the form or submitted via a separate document. If the online essay section is not completed, we will assume the applicant will submit the essay via postal service.
- Submit certified English translations of your official academic records from all secondary school level coursework. If you have enrolled in courses at a level beyond secondary school, you will need to submit those official English language grade transcripts as well. Evaluation of all coursework, including ELS coursework, is a critical aspect of the candidate review process. Candidates are required to submit transcripts for all coursework attempted. This includes English as a Second Language (ESL Programs), Certificate Programs, Diploma Programs, and all Credit and Non-credit Programs completed after high school.
- Language Assessment. Please submit a score from ONE of the following: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL - Mount Union's code is 1492), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) OR certification that you have completed at least level 109 from the ELS Languages Centers curriculum. This is the minimum score level to be considered for admission.
- Teacher Reference Form - You may use this page or a teacher may submit a separate letter styled in their choosing. If you choose to use our form, print the form and ask one of your instructors at your most recently attended institution to complete it and return it directly to the Center for Global Education at Mount Union. You may submit more that one Teacher Reference Form if you feel it is necessary (This is a PDF file and you will need Adobe Reader to access this file. You can download a free copy of Adobe Reader here).
- Financial Statement - The University of Mount Union and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require certification of adequate financial support from international student applicants. Such a statement must be on file before admission will be considered. United States visa regulations require that admission be based upon academic acceptance and satisfactory evidence of adequate funds to meet all of the expenses incurred in the student's proposed program of study. Please submit an official letter from a bank official showing specific dollar or local currency amounts available for your educational use or three months of bank statements verifying availability of funds. All documents must have original signatures and can be sources such as: bank statement, signed by an official, stating the exact amount of funds available; affidavit of support signed by the guarantor and showing the exact amount of support to be provided; copy of scholarship or government award letter; loan agreement or other document signed by the responsible official and showing the exact amount of funds available.
- If you are applying for the need based financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year, please fill out the International Student Financial Aid Application 2013-2014. Complete it to the best of your ability, sign and mail the application to the Center for Global Education at the address listed below. This form is also available from the Center for Global Education, from the College Board or from some guidance counselors. This is an optional form which does not take the place of the Financial Support Certification. According to Mount Union policy, financial aid is available only to those students who do not already hold an undergraduate degree.
Mount Union will send a financial aid award to you AFTER you have been accepted for admission to the University and after Mount Union has received the International Student Financial Aid Application. The awarding process starts mid-March and continues throughout the academic year.
- Recent photo.
- Conditional Documents: These documents are required only in specific circumstances. They are not required of every applicant, so read carefully to determine if these requirements apply to your situation or consult with the staff in the Center for Global Education to determine if your situation requires conditional documents.
- Gap Letter: This letter must be submitted by students who have had a gap between the completion of their secondary education and the beginning of their university education that is longer than the standard time period in their country. For example, in the United States, students graduate from secondary school in June and are expected to begin university studies the following August or September. Those who wait to begin university at the beginning of the January semester would be considered to have a gap in their educational timeline. The gap letter must explain what you did during your time away from education and must be signed by you.
- Official University/College Transcripts: Any student who has attended a higher education institution must submit academic transcripts for coursework completed. You may be able to transfer these credits to Mount Union. Previous enrollment in a higher education institution will not negatively impact your academic scholarship eligibility. While some universities limit the amount of academic scholarship awarded to transfer students, Mount Union does not. If a transfer student would have qualified for an academic based scholarship at the time they completed secondary school and then continues at a high academic level during university, the transfer student will still be awarded an academic scholarship from the University of Mount Union. Need-based financial aid is not related to academic achievement and is available to any international student who qualifies via the International Student Financial Aid Application.
After ALL documents are received; an official admissions decision will be made within two to three weeks. Only original or certified copies of documents are acceptable. Simple photo-copies, faxes or emailed documents will not be accepted.
All documents listed above should be sent via post or courier to the address below.
For further information contact:
Center for Global Education,
University of Mount Union, 1972 Clark Ave.,
Alliance, Ohio 44601-3993, U.S.A.,
Tel. (330) 823-3296 or fax at (330) 829-8204.
Via email: email@example.com