Undergraduate Admission Requirements for International Students

The College of Mount St. Joseph conducts an individual, comprehensive review of each candidate’s credentials for admission, including but not limited to the following:

  • College prep high school curriculum
  • Previous college work
  • GPA
  • Standardized test scores
  • TOEFL scores
  • Evidence of leadership
  • Extracurricular involvement

We look at each student as an individual, taking into consideration personal background, attributes and life circumstances. We look for students who'll contribute to, and benefit from, the Mount's educational programs and activities.

Admission Dates

Students must be admitted by the following dates for the upcoming semesters:

Semester Start Admitted By
January 14, 2013 January 4, 2013
August 26, 2013 August 16, 2013 

Note: The Office of Admission will not process undergraduate applications the week prior to class starting.

Students admitted before January 4 or August 16, who want to register for classes the week before school starts, must already have their financial aid determined.

First-Year and Transfer Applicants

  • An application for admission, along with the $25 application fee (application fee is non-refundable and does not apply toward college expenses).
  • Students interested in completing a paper application may download a printable PDF version and submit it, along with the $25 application fee payable to the College of Mount St. Joseph.
  • Foward TOEFL scores: Requirement 510 (180 computer-based = 64 Internet-based).  Our code for TOEFL is 1129.
  • Send official secondary school records.  Transfer students should additionally send official records from all previously attended colleges.
  • Include a personal essay and two letters of recommendation (encouraged).  In some cases these items are required.
  • If you are a permanent resident, please provide a copy of your Alien Registration (green card).
  • If applying for scholarships, please forward SAT or ACT scores.  The Mount's code numbers are: ACT-3254; SAT-1129.

All application materials should be sent to:

ATTN: Office of Admission
College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670

Adult and Adult Transfer Applicants

  • Submit an application for admission along with a $25 application fee to the Office of Admission.  The application fee is non-refundable and does not apply toward college expenses.
  • Students interested in completing a paper application may download a printable PDF version and submit it, along with the $25 application fee payable to the College of Mount St. Joseph.
  • Submit official college transcripts from all regionally accredited institutions attended.  All transcripts must be received before the start of the semester.
  • Students with no previous college credit must submit official high school transcripts or GED certificates (all students interested in nursing or athletic training must submit high school transcripts).
  • Students with no previous college credit must take the COMPASS Assessment.
  • Students with college credit from non-regionally accredited institutions must submit official high school transcripts or GED certificates and take the COMPASS Assessment.
  • Students with a cumulative college GPA below 2.0 from regionally accredited institutions must submit official high school transcripts or GED certificates and take the COMPASS Assessment.
  • Meet with an admission counselor.
  • Foward TOEFL scores: Requirement 510 (180 computer-based=64 Internet-based).  Our code for TOEFL is 1129.
  • Provide a copy of the student's green card (permanent residents only).

All application materials should be sent to:

ATTN: Office of Admission
College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1670

For more information, e-mail Dr. Michael Klabunde or call (513) 244-4241 or 1-800-654-9314, x4241; or, contact the Office of Admission at 513-244-4531 or 1-800-654-9314, x4531.

Graduate Admission Requirements for International Students

The Mount offers the following graduate degree programs: Master of Science in Organizational Leadership; Master of Arts in Religious Studies; Master of Science in Nursing, three tracks: MAGELIN (Master's Graduate Entry Level into Nursing), Nursing Administration and Nursing Education; Doctor of Nursing Practice, two tracks: Administration and Advanced Practice; Master of Arts degree with a major in Teaching; Master of Arts degree with a major in Education; and Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Graduate Applicants

  • A completed graduate application.
  • A $50 non-refundable application fee payable to the College of Mount St. Joseph.
  • Academic Transcripts: Official undergraduate transcript(s) from a regionally accredited college or university, with a baccalaureate degree noted, sent directly to the Mount's Office of Graduate Admission from the undergraduate institution attended.  If credits from more than one institution appear on the undergraduate transcript, official transcripts from all originating institutions are required.
  • Undergraduate transcripts from non-U.S. countries will need to be evaluated by World Education Service.
  • TOEFL requirements: 220 computer based-83 on i-TOEFL.  Requirements can be waived if the graduate department requires another standardized test, e.g., Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or if the undergraduate degree was earned at a college or university in the United States.  Waiver of the TOEFL will be determined by the program director.
  • Permanent residents must provide a copy of an Alien Registration Card (green card) or relevant documentation.
  • For applicants on visa, submit a declaration of finances, either I-134 or certified bank statement on bank letterhead with dollar amount equal to one year's tuition, housing, etc.  To be eligible for the student visa status (F-1), students must show that funds are available for the first year of study and that adequate funding will be available for each subsequent year.  Visit Financial Aid for more information on tuition changes.
  • For applicants on F-1 visa, two letters of recommendation are required.

The Physical Therapy Department participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).  Applications to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program are completed through the PTCAS website at www.PTCAS.org.

All documents received by the College in connection with an application for admission become the property of the College of Mount St. Joseph.  Documents will not be returned to applicants or forwarded to any other college or university.

Application materials should be sent to:

ATTN: Office of Graduate Admission
College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati, OH 45233-1672

For more information, e-mail Dr. Michael Klabunde or call (513) 244-4241 or 1-800-654-9314, x4241; or, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 513-244-4723 or 1-800-654-9314, x4723.