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International Admissions

All of the following items must be received before any action can be taken on your admission. An I-20 form will not be issued until all items are received and you have been officially admitted to the college by the admissions department.

1. International Student Application. The application must be completed with exact passport information (full name, passport number, issuing country, etc.) and indicate the intended program of study. As part of the application, you will need to state the reason for desiring to attend MCC, vocational aim, and personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

2. Application Fee. A non-refundable $25 fee (U.S. dollars) that is required to be paid to complete your online application. The system takes US-based credit/debit cards as well as echeck.

3. References. Two (2) references from individuals, other than relatives, need to be completed via MCC’s website. The preference is that one reference is completed by a church leader and one from a school teacher, if possible. Other options can be a coach, mentor, friend, or co-worker.

4. Transcript(s). Provide final, official translated copies of your entire secondary and post-secondary school records. If you have attended any college or university in the United States, final transcripts from these colleges must also be requested by you and be sent from the Registrar’s Office directly to Manhattan Christian College, c/o Admissions, 1415 Anderson Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502.

Transfer credit may be awarded for university-level studies completed abroad, based on official records and transcripts submitted with your application. This credit is evaluated on an individual basis. Course syllabi, course descriptions, and test results may be required to facilitate the evaluation. You should bring these documents with you. The evaluation may be delayed until after you enroll. Final determination of the amount of academic credit will not be made until after you are admitted to the college.

Applicants must arrange for final, official certified transcripts of previous academic work to be sent to the MCC Admissions Office. Certified transcripts are reports of individual courses taken and indicate the grades obtained for each course. Transcripts must have a raised seal or a stamp on the copy of the transcript from, for example, the Director, Registrar, Headmaster, or Headmistress of the school. Proof of graduation from secondary school/high school is also required. These transcripts must be in English or accompanied by an English translation.

Applicants from Commonwealth countries must submit certified or notarized copies of their “O” level and/or “A” level certificates (copies of unofficial result slips are not acceptable). Applicants from countries having different educational systems should submit results from their countries’ respective secondary school graduation examinations and/or university placement examinations (for example, CXC exam results, Abitur results, baccalaureate results, etc.).

5. English Requirements. All applicants must submit English proficiency test scores to be considered for admission. English proficiency test scores must be less than two years old. English requirements for enrollment in academic coursework are:

  • 79 or above on the TOEFL iBT (with no subscore lower than 18)
  • 60 or above on the TOEFL paper-delivered test (with no subscore lower than 18)
  • 5 or above on the IELTS (with no subscore lower than 6.0)
  • ACT – 21 or above on English
  • SAT – 460 or above on Evidence-based Reading and Writing
  • Transfer students from U.S. Institution – completion of Written Composition I and II (or an equivalent) with grades of “C” or higher.

Students do not have to submit English proficiency scores if:

  • You have taken 4 years of college preparatory English and graduated from high school with a 2.5 GPA in one of the following places:
    • United States of America
    • United Kingdom
    • Ireland
    • Australia
    • New Zealand
    • An English-speaking province of Canada
    • An English-speaking Caribbean country
    • Any US-accredited school located abroad


  • You are a citizen of the USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, an English-speaking province of Canada, or an English-speaking Caribbean country


  • You have earned a “B” or better grade in Written Composition I and II (or an equivalent) AND earned 24 or more credit-bearing hours toward a degree at an accredited US institution or at an institution within one of the countries listed above.


  • Earned an associate’s degree from a US-accredited post-secondary college with a 2.5 GPA

Students who demonstrate difficulty with written or spoken English may be required to participate in an English Language program to strengthen the necessary skills. The purpose of this is to ensure adequate proficiency to learn in an English-speaking classroom.

6. Copy of Passport. Provide a copy of your official passport for verification of name, number, issuing country, etc.

7. Affidavit of Financial Sponsorship. The affidavit must be dated within one year of applicants anticipated entry into the college. For current costs and sponsorship requirements, please review the affidavit on MCC’s website. Unfortunately, MCC does not have financial assistance funds available for international students. MCC does not accept certificates of balance as a substitute for the signed bank portion of the affidavit. If your bank is unable or unwilling to sign the form, the bank must submit a letter to the Admissions Office stating its policy.

Required Financial Documentation
In order to receive a Form I-20, you need to submit the following documentation:

  • Completed MCC Affidavit of Financial Sponsorship
  • Documents demonstrating that you have at least the minimum estimated yearly expenses needed to study at Manhattan Christian College from all sponsors.

Please note that the U.S. Embassy in your country may have very specific financial documentation requirements. Contact the U.S. Embassy for more information, or consult the U.S. Department of State web site at

Additional Notes Regarding Financial Documentation

  • Private sponsors should state in their letter that they will have sufficient funds after paying their own personal expenses to be able to afford to sponsor the student in the stated amount.
  • Organizational/institutional sponsors should write on business letterhead the nature and time period of support for your studies. Proof of the organization’s finances/ability to provide this support may be required if not initially included.
  • Copies, clear faxes, and scanned documents sent as e-mail attachments are satisfactory. Unclear copies, faxes, and scans will not be accepted. Send faxes to 785-539-0832 and emails to

Contact the MCC Admissions Office with any questions you may have regarding what financial documentation to submit.

Special Application Procedure for F-1 Transfer Students
International applicants presently studying as F-1 students in the U.S. and wishing to transfer to MCC, must apply for admission in the same manner as international applicants living outside of the U.S. F-1 transfer applicants must also submit a Request for F-1 Transfer Information form to the Admissions Office from the previously-attended U.S. school. The designated school official (DSO) of that school should return this form directly to the MCC Admissions Office by fax or by mail.

Documents need to be submitted in time to allow for required analysis and review and to ensure that the college can provide the student with the necessary information and immigration documentation (I-20) to meet the semester starting dates and provide adequate time for students to complete the necessary travel arrangements. Application deadlines may change each semester:

Students in the U.S. Students outside the U.S.
Fall June 15 May 15
Spring October 15 July 15
Delay in meeting these deadlines could eliminate your application from being considered.

Health Insurance
Manhattan Christian College requires all international students to have health insurance. Health care in the United States is extremely expensive. MCC also recommends that any dependants also be covered by health insurance. If a sponsor or agency does not supply insurance, you can purchase it upon arrival.

Procedures for Applicants with INS Statuses other than F-1
International students holding, or intending to hold, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) statuses other than F-1 may be admitted into and enroll in College programs. One exception is that accepted applicants who entered the U.S. with a B-1 (business) or B-2 (tourist) visa on or after April 12, 2002, are only allowed to enroll after USCIS grants a change of status to F-1. All international students, regardless of their status, are solely responsible for obeying U.S. laws and maintaining their legal status.

International Students Transferring to Other Schools
All International Students transferring to another school in the US need to transfer his/her SEVIS record to the new school. Please make an appointment with the college’s PDSO and bring an F-1 Transfer of Information form along with a copy of the acceptance letter to the appointment.


MCC New Student Enrollment has gone virtual!

Starting May 2023, MCC’s Registrar will be offering virtual appointments (using Zoom) for newly admitted students to enroll in courses. Please click this link to select your appointment slot via Calendly *(will be active when the enrollment calendar becomes available)

Courses do fill up, so this is a great opportunity for new students to get the courses they want and to head into the Fall semester knowing this big task is complete. If you are unable to take advantage of this offer to enroll virtually, there will be an opportunity for in-person enrollment in early August. More details on that will be posted soon.