Maryville College Application Essay

Maryville College welcomes qualified high school juniors and seniors to take college level courses on a space available basis. Students are considered for admission as Dual Enrollment students if they have a minimum 3.0 grade point average OR a minimum ACT of 21 (SAT of 1060.) Students must reapply for each term they wish to enroll as dual enrollment student at Maryville College. Even if a high school student meets all academic criteria to be admitted into the dual enrollment program, Maryville College will only place high school students in college classes if space is available. With limited space in many introductory level courses, priority is given to current full time Maryville College students over dual enrollment applicants.

At this time, due to limited space in other introductory level courses, Dual Enrollment students may not enroll in the following courses:

ENG 108 Fundamentals of College Writing
ENG 150 Oral Rhetoric
MTH 110 Quantitative Literacy
STA 120 Introductory Statistics

Dual Enrollment English 110 and 120

Special sections of English 110 Composition and Speech I  will be offered in the Fall semester, and English 120 Composition and Speech II will be offered in the Spring semester of each year for high school Dual Enrollment students provided each section has a minimum enrollment of 15 students. Classes will meet MWF from 8:00 – 8:50 a.m. on the Maryville College campus. Students must apply by April 1 for the fall term and October 1 for the spring semester. Confirmation of class placement will occur by mid-April for fall and mid-October for spring (for English 110 and 120 ONLY).


The deadline for submitting completed Dual Enrollment applications for the fall term is April 1 and October 1 for the spring term. Before a student’s dual enrollment application can be considered, the applicant must send the following:

  • completed application including course preference
  • updated high school transcript or ACT/SAT scores
  • permission form signed by the high school principal or school counselor

The cost per Dual Enrollment course is $500. Students may apply for the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) Dual Enrollment Grant at the following site: The TSAC Dual Enrollment Grant pays $500 per course for the first and second course taken, $200 for the third course taken, and zero dollars for the fourth course taken.

For classes other than English 110 and 120, notification and confirmation of class placement will occur no earlier than August 15 for the fall term or December 1 for the spring term. Students wishing to change their scheduled class after this time may encounter difficulties due to limited or no seats remaining.  Dual Enrollment students are limited to no more than 4 credit hours per semester. The College reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, the College will make every effort to place affected students in an appropriate alternative course and will notify them immediately.

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Undergraduate Application for International Students

Apply to Maryville College by following the instructions below.  You may apply online or download a printable application on the LEFT side of this page.

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We do not have a deadline for applications, but recommend that you complete the application process at least three (3) months before you wish to begin.  This allows enough time to get your student visa and make travel arrangements.  Our classes begin in late August (Fall semester) and late January (Spring semester).

We have an easy, two-step application process:

First Step:

Please submit:

  1. Application form (online or paper). 
  2. Copy of your passport (identification pages).
  3. $50* application fee (See note below about payment methods.)
  4. Official/certified copies of high school/university records in English and standard test results, if your country has a national examination system.  Copies should be certified by a school official.  We may also ask you to send your records to an outside education credentials evaluator.
  5. An essay explaining your reasons for choosing Maryville College. If you are also applying for an international student scholarship, add an explanation of your financial situation in which you discuss your financial need and how you intend to pay for your college studies.  See the application form for detailed instructions.
  6. RECOMMENDED: English proficiency test results (TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP Academic, PTE Academic or EIKEN/STEP). Proof of English Proficiency is required and passing TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP Academic results are the usual way to show proof of English proficiency. Students without proof of English proficiency may apply for conditional admission. Students from some countries may wish to send SAT or ACT results. Plese send an email to if you have any questions.

Second Step:

If you are accepted, we will send you our acceptance letter. To secure your place and receive the I-20 form which you need for your student visa application at the U.S. embassy or consulate, you will need to send us:

  1. Financial documents (e.g., copies of bank statements dated within the last three months) showing you have the funding needed for your first year of study and living costs. This is required by the U.S. government.  Depending on your scholarship amount, most students need to show from $21,500** to $31,500** in available funding.  Please include a financial statement form with your documentation.
  2. Pay the $300 tuition deposit. The tuition deposit is applied toward your first semester’s bill.  You may receive a refund if return the unused I-20 and inform us that you will not attend by May 1st (August admits) or December 1st (January admits). Some exceptions may be granted if there are visa problems. Pay Here

You may choose to send us all items (application, copy of passport, $50** application fee, school and test records, essay, $300 deposit, financial documents) at the same time, to speed the process.


Payment Methods

The application fee cannot be waived and your application will not be processed until it has been received.  The application fee may be paid by bank check (on a U.S.-based bank), traveler’s checks, or by sending credit card information (type of card, name on card, number, and expiration date). Download a payment form.  For some countries we do not accept credit  cards. For further information about sending this fee, contact us at 

*If you are not able to obtain a student visa, your deposit may also be refunded after the May 1st or December 1st deadline. In the case of a visa denial, please return your unused  I-20 form and a copy of your visa denial letter. If in the case of a visa denial you decide to defer your admission to a later semester, you will waive the right to a deposit refund.

**All prices in US Dollars

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