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International Students

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你是 international student interested in applying to MCAD? To make your application process run smoothly, review the information below for the required tests and documentation. 

Proof of English proficiency

If English is not your native language, you must successfully complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (雅思考试), Duolingo English Test, or one of the Michigan tests for higher education. 托福, 雅思考试, Duolingo English test, or Michigan tests for higher education must be taken within twelve months of MCAD's application deadline (e.g. if the deadline is February 1, 2022, the test must be taken after February1, 2021). Minimum scores for admittance:

  • 托福PBT: 550分
  • 托福:79*
  • 雅思:6.5
    Duolingo English Test: 100

报名参加 托福, use MCAD's TOEFL code: 6411.

MCAD接受 Duolingo English Test. 只要49美元, the Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online at any time in under one hour. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, 视频面试, and writing sample which are shared with MCAD when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

Michigan Tests for Higher Education

MCAD接受 following Michigan Tests for Higher Education, which assess English language proficiency.

Official English translations of all transcripts

Proof of citizenship (a PDF photocopy of your passport is suitable)


Financial certification

To obtain a student visa (not applicable for the online-only master’s programs), you must first show proof of funds to cover tuition, 住房, and expenses for at least one year of attendance at MCAD. 一旦接受了, MCAD will send you a financial certification form that must be signed with an official letter from a manager or officer of a major financial institution citing the balance of funds for you or your sponsor. This form is due with the tuition deposit by the posted deadline. MCAD is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students in accordance with the requirements specified in 8 CRF 214.3.

*MyBest分数, also known as ‘superscores’, are a sum of the highest scores from each section if multiple tests have been taken in the last two years. MCAD uses the MyBest Score when provided.

发送通过 电子mail, mail, or secure document transfer.


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