To make your application process smoother, here are some important things to know as an international applicant


Please fill out an online application as the first step to starting your application process. Once that has been submitted please complete and mail the following application packet.


Mailing Address:

Saint Mary's College
Department of Graduate Kinesiology
PMB 4500
Moraga, CA 94575-4500

The best way to apply as an international student is to complete everything and send it as one packet (except for the official transcript, which should be sent directly from your university).

Here is what should be in the packet:

1. Packet Coversheet (FA 2015) (SU 2016)

2. Official Transcript of a Bachelor's Degree

3. Transcript Evaluation

4. TOEFL or IELTS score report

5. Previous I-20 or immigration status documentation

6. Copy of Passport

7. Statement of Financial Resources


The Center for International Programs (CIP) is ready to assist international students with questions about study abroad, international student visas, insurance coverage, International Club membership, Global Living and Learning Community placement and much more.  Stop by and visit them soon. The CIP staff is ready to help international students in a variety of ways.

The Center is the home for international students at Saint Mary's and is the first stop that international student make on campus. CIP staff assists students with a variety of needs including immigration and visa advisement, academic advisement, and adjustment to campus life. The CIP provides an interactive orientation program, academic counseling, tutorial services, and social and intercultural communication programs. As home for the SMC International Club, the Center is the place to gather and meet students from a number of countries.

For further information, please visit the CIP webpage or call 925-631-4352. CIP is located on the first floor of Brother Jerome West.

How to get Transcript Evaluation:

In order to evaluate your transcript, we need to know how it corresponds to a bachelors degree from US accredited university. Here are some places you can get your transcript evaluated:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203-3470
tel: 414-289-3400
fax: 414-289-3411

Foundation for International Services
21540 30th Drive SE, Suite 320
Bothell, WA 98021
tel: 425-487-2245
fax: 425-487-1989

Josef Silny & Associates
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
tel: 305-273-1616
fax: 305-273-1338

World Education Services
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
tel: 212-966-6311
fax: 212-739-6100
toll-free: 800-937-3895

TOEFL and IELTS Score Requirements

Applicants who received their undergraduate degree overseas must complete either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. For the TOEFL examination, applicants must achieve a minimum score of: 550 Paper Based, 213 Computer Based, or 79 - 80 New Internet Based to be considered for admission. Please submit a scan or printed copy of the score report.

Applicants who choose to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) in place of the TOEFL examination must have a minimum 6.5 IELTS score to be considered for admission. Please submit a scan or printed copy of the score report.

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Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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