International and All Non-U.S. Citizens

Application Deadline Decision From Macalester Applicant's Reply Date
Fall Term January 15 March 30 May 1

International Transfer students must complete their application by January 15 for consideration. Macalester does not offer a spring transfer option for International Transfer Students.

Application and Application Fee

Macalester uses the Common Application
The application fee is $40 USD.

Your Application Portal

Use your Macalester Application Portal to learn what has been received and what is missing. You will be sent a username and password soon after the Common Application has been received.

Required Forms

Two Academic Reports (Professor/HS Teacher Recommendations)
Request the academic reports via the Common Application online process. Reports will be accepted from core academic subjects (English, social studies, foreign language, mathematics or science). One report must be from a college professor, the other may be either a college professor or high school teacher. If you have been out of college for more than one academic year and have difficulty obtaining an academic report, contact the coordinator for transfer admissions at Macalester to explain your situation.*

Registrar Report
Request the registrar reports via the Common Application online process. Be sure to use the Dean of Students or registrar at your current or most recent college and give her/him ample time to complete the form prior to the application deadline.*

College/University Transcript(s)
You must have an official transcript of all college-level coursework sent to Macalester directly from the school or via an official online transcript service. A transcript issued to the student is not considered official. You must have transcripts sent from all colleges you have attended.

Final High School Transcript
Request that your secondary school send Macalester an official final transcript of your classes and transcript grades beginning with 9th grade. If you attended more than one high school, check to make sure all years are included on the most recent transcript.

*The counselor and teachers will be prompted to complete their portion of these forms online via the Common Application process. If your counselor and/or teachers prefer to mail your school report, midyear report, transcript and/or teacher recommendations, they can be mailed to Macalester College, Admissions Office, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota 55105-9984.

Official SAT or ACT Test Scores
Take one of the following tests and have the score sent to Macalester.
Macalester's identification codes are: SAT (6390) and ACT (2122).

Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores
For students whose primary language is not English.
Macalester's identification code for the TOEFL is 6390.

Transfer of Credits

Macalester will accept for credit no more than the equivalent of two years (sixty-four credit hours) from courses earned at a college or university prior to matriculation at Macalester. For more information, refer to the college catalog or call the Registrar's Office at (651)696-6200.

Arts Portfolio

Students who have made a substantial commitment to the arts (in the areas of Fine Arts, Music, Theater or Dance) are welcome to submit samples via the Macalester Application Portal. Information to access the portal is provided after submitting your application.

Financial Aid

If you wish to be considered for financial aid, you must indicate your interest when you apply via the Common Application. For more information, visit the Financial Aid website. International Students who apply for financial aid must provide an International Certification of Finances and International Financial Aid form or College Scholarship Service (CSS) profile as part of the application process.

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