International Students Albertus Magnus College evaluates transcripts and other academic credentials of students from foreign countries in accordance with the standard educational program of the country from which the applicant comes.
Applicants whose first language is not English or who have graduated from non- English high schools must demonstrate to the satisfaction of the College sufficient mastery of English to enable them to perform college level work by submitting scores of the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL). Information on examination dates and locations abroad may be obtained from U.S. embassies and consulates. This information is also available at www.toefl.orgon the Internet. This requirement is not applicable to foreign students completing secondary school in the U.S. or to those whose secondary school education has been conducted in the English language. Students scoring less than 550 on the TOEFL should take courses in an ESL program before beginning their collegiate work.
International students seeking an I-20 visa cannot become ADP students. They must apply to the Undergraduate Day Pro gram by contacting the Office of Admission at 203- 773-8501.
English Placement Exam New students who have never taken a college level English class are required to submit a sample of their writing at the time of entrance. Unsatisfactory performers may be referred to writing workshops, Academic Development Center tutoring, or placement into EN 109 Elements of Effective Writing.
Math Placement Exam New students who have never taken a college level math class are required to take and pass a math placement exam before entering MA 111 or MA 116. Students who do not pass or do not wish to take the placement exam must take MA 100 and successfully complete this course before entering MA 111 or MA 116.
All students must fulfill their basic English and math requirements within the first 36 credits of their degree. (This includes any of the necessary prerequisites for the English and math courses.) Students who plan to CLEP the English and math requirements also must do this within their first 36 credits of study. Students will not be allowed to declare their major until these requirements and all necessary prerequisites are satisfied.