How To Apply
International Admission Process
Step 1: Which type of international student are you?
Determine what kind of applicant you are by reading the definitions below:
Undergraduate "First-Year" Applicant
A student who is entering the College directly after high school. A first year may have AP or IB credits.
A student who has or will have a bachelor's or master's degree prior to matriculation at MCPHS.
Postbaccalaureate & Certificate Applicant
A student with a previously earned baccalaureate degree who is seeking a bachelor's degree or certificate in a new discipline.
A student who has taken or will have taken at least 12 credits at another college or university prior to matriculation at MCPHS.
Step 2: Follow the Application Checklist
First-year applicants should review the Undergraduate Application Checklist. Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and graduate applicants should visit the requirements for their programs of interest. Please plan sufficient time for language preparation, test score delivery, transcript evaluation, student visa application, flight reservation and housing searches.
Step 3: Wait for Your Acceptance
MCPHS will provide an application status update within three weeks of receiving all of your required materials. For first-year applicants, the Boston campus has rolling admission with priority filing dates of November 15 (Early Action) and a priority filing date of February 1 (Regular Decision).
Transfer, postbaccalaureate, and graduate application deadlines are available on the program pages. Applications will be accepted and reviewed after these preferred dates if seats are still available in our class. Doctor of Pharmacy, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Master of Physician Assistant Studies will not continue to accept applications after the posted deadline.
Step 4: Confirm/Accept the Offer of Admission
You must return the Enrollment Reservation form that will be sent with your acceptance letter to hold your seat in the program and move to the next step.
Step 5: Reply to the International Programs Office
The International Programs Office will contact you by e-mail regarding required documents for your Student Visa (I-20 form). MCPHS does not collect these documents prior to making an admission decision.
Step 6: Start Making Plans
After you receive your I-20 form for your student visa application, make the visa interview appointment with the U.S. Embassy. After you obtain the visa, you should begin to make housing, travel and health insurance arrangements.
Step 7: Prepare for Orientation
MCPHS will send orientation information by email and course schedule information by postal mail.