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International students

McKinley College is proud to provide quality education to students all over the world. Our degree programs are flexible and provide easy online access anytime, anywhere. We help international students earn an American education without relocating so they can reach their education and career goals.

The following admission requirements apply to international students:

  1. International students must provide a letter of substantial equivalency or GED transcript. The letter of substantial equivalency is an appropriately authenticated program completion document issued by a governmental authority or school supervisor that attests to the successful completion of a program considered to be equivalent to an accredited high school diploma. Without this letter, students can still be considered for admission providing they sign a waiver provided by the school and show ability to benefit from the program’s instruction in the first 12 semester hours completed at McKinley College.
  2. You must be able to read and write English. Applicants whose native language is not English must meet one of the requirements outlined in the admissions section of the McKinley Catalog (PDF).

International students, contact our Admissions team with any questions or to get started toward your associate degree.

Note: Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review. To meet this requirement, McKinley College suggests you contact World Education Services, 212-966-6311 or The student is responsible for any fees related to any requirement listed in item 5 of Admission Requirements.