International Student Admission

Admissions / International Student Admission

 

MACC welcomes applications from individuals with an international background.  We believe that each international student brings unique qualities to our diverse student body, which includes students from Colombia, Mexico, Philippines, Venezuela and Cameroon.  We provide an array of services to international students including the English as a Second Language Program, housing, academic support services and a friendly, diverse campus. 

 

The Registrar’s Office helps prospective students with their admission process and helps students maintain status while studying at MACC.  We offer an international student orientation and additional services to help you settle in and adjust to American life.

 

 

Things to Know Before Becoming an International Student

At the Mexican American Catholic College, international students are defined by their citizenship/residency status.  If you are not a U.S. citizen (either by birth or by naturalization) or a permanent resident, you can become an international student.  First, you should be aware of the rules, regulations and responsibilities associated with being an international student.

 

Here is some helpful information: 

How to Navigate the US Immigration System
How to Apply for Your Visa after Being Admitted
10 Points to Remember When Applying for a Nonimmigrant Visa

 

You can also visit the following sites:

Official SEVP and SEVIS website:

http://www.ice.gov/sevis/ 

Department of State (all about student visas)
http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html

 

Applying for International Student Admission

If you decide you’re ready for international studies and MACC’s program fits your needs, you’ll need to apply for admission.  Here’s a checklist.

 

All the domestic admission requirements apply to you.  Additionally, as an international applicant, it is best that you apply for admission at least 90 days before the first day of class of the academic semester you plan to attend.  This will allow you enough time to submit all of the additional forms and supporting documents, which are required for all international applicants.  To help you understand these additional requirements, read Admission Requirements for International Students, here:

 

 

Admission Requirements for International Students

Foreign Credentials.  Transcripts that are not in English must be translated by a certified translation service.  Translation of a student's foreign transcripts is required for all documents that are in a language other than English.  MACC provides Spanish-to-English translation services.  If you are interested in MACC’s translation services, you should complete this form: 

Request for Translation Services

 

In addition to the foreign transcripts and the certified translation of the foreign transcripts, an evaluation of foreign credentials is required.  The evaluation, which must include the course number, title, credit level, credits, grade, and GPA, is the applicant’s responsibility.  MACC requires that all applicants have their transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

 

To view a NACES member list, please go to: http://www.naces.org

 

For the convenience of our applicants, MACC can facilitate the evaluation process by contracting with Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE) or SpanTran and obtaining the evaluation form.  If you would like MACC to contract with GCE or SpanTran on your behalf, you must submit this form:

Evaluation Service Request

 

As an international applicant, you must submit documented evidence of financial support to pay tuition and living expenses for yourself and your dependents (if applicable) before an I-20 can be issued.  Types of supporting documentation include bank statements, a letter from your bank signed by a bank official, and/or letters of support.

 

Below are the approximate costs for one year for which you must show evidence of support:

 

15 credit hours (Fall and Spring)
Tuition Fees Room Meals Books & Supplies Misc Personal TOTAL
$15,579 $410 $7,980 $4,830 $1,200 $1,500 $31,499

 

 

If you plan to attend school full-time during the summer, you should budget an additional $6,500.  These costs are approximate estimates based upon current rates. 

 

A Notification of International Student Expenses and Required Documentation to Verify Financial Support is included with other information: Statement of Understanding, Transfer-In Requirements and Responsibilities, and Statement of Responsibilities within Part A of the Addendum for International Applicants.

 

You should retain Part A for future reference and use it to complete and submit Part B to the Registrar’s Office, along with the supporting documents defined within the addendums.  Here are the associated forms:

Addendum for International Applicants

Affidavit of Support

Form I-134 Affidavit of Support

 

If you are transferring from another SEVP certified school, you must submit the following documents to the Registrar’s Office in addition to those above:

Copy of I-20 from current school

Transfer form (or other written communication) from DSO of current school

 

Upon your arrival at MACC, you must present the following documents to International Student Services:

Passport

Visa

I-94

 

These documents should be submitted directly to the Registrar’s Office.  Here is the address:

Mexican American Catholic College 
Registrar’s Office

PO Box 28185 (mailing)
3115 West Ashby Place (business)
San Antonio TX 78209-5104, U.S.A.

210-732-2156 ext 7102

210-736-2963 (fax)
registrar@maccsa.org

 

The Registrar’s Office will contact you with additional information about your admission status.  Only applicants who have submitted all of the required criteria and meet the eligibility requirements will be issued an I-20.  If you have submitted all of the required criteria and you believe you meet the eligibility requirements, you may find MACC’s International Student Handbook helpful.