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International Applicants

Apply for Fall 2021.

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How to Apply

International students are a wonderful addition to the Make School student body, bringing a global perspective to our community. Due to requirements surrounding I-20 processing, international students must submit additional required materials on top of the materials that all First Year and Transfer applicants must submit.

Step 1: Submit the Online Application

Be sure to submit the online application by these deadlines. Please take note that the deadline for international applicants is earlier to account for the additional time needed for I-20 processing. There is a $100 USD application fee for international applicants. In rare cases, we will waive this fee. Please be prepared to pay the application fee as we will not review applications that are submitted without the fee or a fee waiver.

Make School Application Common Application

Note: Applicants who choose to apply using the Common Application will need to apply through Dominican University and select "Applied Computer Science" as a major. Once your application is submitted, it will be sent over to Make School for review. All subsequent communication, including requests for additional documents, will come directly from Make School.

Step 2: Submit Documents and Schedule a Call

After submitting your online application and paying the application fee, you will wait for approval before moving onto this step. Once your online application has been reviewed and approved, log into your application portal to see exactly what documents are required and how to submit them.

You can submit the documents after the application deadlines, however, you will not receive an admissions decision until after we have received your items. We recommend ordering your documents the same day or week that you submit an application to avoid delays.

Required Documents

What

How to submit

Demonstrate English Proficiency
International applicants from countries where English is not an official language must demonstrate English proficiency.
Proficiency can be demonstrated with one of the following:
  • An official transcript demonstrating that the applicant completed one academic year in the U.S. school system during high school/secondary school. An official transcript demonstrating that the applicant completed one academic year in the U.S. school system is required to fulfill this option.
  • SAT: 1140 Combined Math and Evidence-Based Reading (minimum Reading score of 25) and Writing (M + ERW).
  • ACT: 20 Composite
  • TOEFL Score: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT. (TOEFL - MS school code number C646)
  • IELTS Score: 6.5. Learn about IELTS
  • PTEA Score: 53. Learn about PTEA
  • Completed Level 112 Intensive Program English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at an ELS Language Center.
  • Successful completion of 36 transferable credits from an institution in the United States.

Credential evaluation of official high school, college, and university transcripts
Credential evaluation of any official high school, college, and university transcripts, diplomas, certifications, and/or test scores. Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be verified and evaluated for academic degree equivalence.
All candidates are required to use a NACES approved Independent Credential Evaluator for a Course by Course credential evaluation. You may use any NACES approved evaluator so long as they meet the Course by Course analysis standards. If you choose SpanTran as your credential evaluator, you must select the Divisional Course Analysis option instead of the Course by Course analysis. Please include all relevant official transcripts when you submit your documents to the Evaluator:
  • High School/Secondary School
  • College Transcripts
    • Undergraduate
    • Graduate
  • If you want to know what makes a document official, please see our Domestic Admissions requirements.
  • Important Note: the Credential Evaluation must be completed for us to make an admissions decision. We cannot waive this requirement.
  • Important note: if you are currently enrolled in school and have in-progress grades, you will have to order a Credential Evaluation for both admissions and enrollment if admitted. This means that if you are admitted into the program and choose to enroll, you will need a secondary Credential Evaluation with all final grades to begin courses in the Fall of 2021.
If you want to know what makes a document official, please see our Domestic Admissions requirements.

Completed International Financial Aid Form
Complete the International Financial Aid form on your applicant dashboard once it goes live. If you will not be 24 years of age by September 01, 2020 then you must complete this form with a parent or legal guardian.

Foreign Language Completion
Please note that if you do not currently meet the Foreign Language Completion requirement and you know that you will not be able to complete any of these potential options to fulfill this prerequisite prior to enrolling in August, then you will be expected to complete 2 semesters worth of foreign language while attending Make School.
Besides your native language (and Proof of English Proficiency for those applying from non-English speaking countries), you will be required to show that you have met our Foreign Language prerequisite for enrollment. This is a secondary language requirement for those from English speaking countries, and a tertiary language requirement from those in non-English speaking countries. This requirement may be fulfilled in many ways. Make School will accept: Examples of what successful completion through High School/Secondary School and College would mean:
  • If, for example, you are a German citizen applying to Make School, and you successfully completed 2 years of Mandarin in high school/secondary school with a final grade that is equivalent to a ‘C’ in the United States grading scale, then this requirement would be met.
  • Or, if you are a Congolese citizen applying to Make School, and you successfully completed 2 semesters of Spanish during your undergraduate study with a final grade that is equivalent to a ‘C’ in the United States grading scale, then this requirement would be met.

Passport
All international students must submit an image of the photo page of their passport.
Send a scanned copy of your current passport biometric page to apply@makeschool.com .

Visa Page
If you currently are residing in the United States or another country outside of your home country, scan your Visa Page from your passport and email it to apply@makeschool.com .

Current I-20 Document
If you are currently residing in the United States on a Visa and attending a U.S. institution, you must scan and email your current I-20 document to apply@makeschool.com . Please scan all pages, front and back. They must be clearly legible.

Passport
All international students must submit an image of the photo page of their passport.

If you are a current visa holder at another institution, you must also include your visa page in your passport.
Send an image of the photo page and visa page (if you are a current visa holder) to apply@makeschool.com .

Optional
Advanced Placement (A.P.) and/or International Baccalaureate (I.B.) Exams
Make School accepts transfer credit for Advanced Placement . (AP) and International Baccalaureate . (IB) courses. It is optional to submit these scores.

If you have taken any Advanced Placement courses, please request that College Board forward a score report to Make School using our college code: 7604. You can learn more about sending your AP scores here . If you have taken any IB courses, please contact the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to request that your IB scores be sent to Make School electronically or physically.
Admissions 1:1 Phone Call

All international applicants are required to complete a one-on-one phone call as part of their application. This is a super relaxed 15 to 30-minute call. We highly recommend completing this step as early as possible! If none of our appointment times are available for you, please email admissions@makeschool.com to make arrangements to speak with staff at a different time.

Step 3: Complete Additional Requests

Because we know that we can’t make a full assessment of your qualifications based on academic transcripts alone, many applicants are required to provide additional documents and complete a couple more steps. You will need to check your application portal to determine if any of the following are required.

Letters of Recommendation

One or two letters of recommendation may be required so that we can learn more about you.

Admissions 1:1 Phone Call

This is a super relaxed 15 to 30-minute call. We highly recommend completing this step as early as possible! If none of our appointment times are available for you, please email admissions@makeschool.com to make arrangements to speak with staff at a different time.

Spark

Depending on your existing programming experience, you may be asked to complete Spark. Spark is an interactive coding experience designed for applicants that are newer to coding. Spark is not a test! It is an opportunity for new coders to try programming in a relaxed environment with the support of TAs.

Step 4: Wait for the Admissions Decision

On average, it takes us about 2 to 3 weeks after receiving all your required materials to reach an admissions decision. If you are admitted and decide that you want to attend Make School, you’ll be asked to complete a list of enrollment steps.

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