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International Applicants

Apply for Fall 2021.

Submit the Online Application

The first step is to complete the online application by the deadlines listed below. There is no fee to submit an application.

Important Dates for International Applicants

Please review all dates below for information on International Specific deadlines. We understand that this is a long process, and we wish to give you as much notice as possible. Our deadlines were determined based on the average time it takes to issue a new Visa and I-20. If you have questions or concerns, please email apply@makeschool.com.

All documents should be sent electronically to apply@makeschool.com or physically to “Make School Attn: International Admissions 555 Post St. San Francisco, California 94102”.

Please be aware that Admissions Documents differ from Enrollment Documents. If admitted, you will be expected to submit the required documents to receive your I-20 and begin your education successfully at Make School.

Fall 2021 Start

September 22, 2020

Fall 2021 Application Opens
We encourage you to sign up for more information from Make School and continue checking this page for updates.

November 10, 2020

Fall Application Deadline*
Decision available by mid-December**

January 12, 2021

Winter Application Deadline*
Decision available by mid-March**

March 9, 2021

Spring Application Deadline
Decision available by mid-May** Make School will only accept applications and offer rolling admissions after this date based on available space in the program.

April 13, 2021

Final International Application Deadline
We will no longer accept new international applications after this date. The earlier deadline for international applications reflects the extra time it takes to receive an international admissions decision and Visa appointment wait times. The Admissions staff strongly suggest that international applicants apply as early as possible to prevent delays.

June 29, 2021

Final Application Deadline
We will no longer accept any new applications after this date. The Admissions staff strongly suggest that all applicants apply as early as possible to prevent delays.
* Make School admissions does not have Early Decision or Early Action deadlines with any restrictions. All applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for the best experience and for earlier access to applicant- and admit-only community events. ** Deadlines are for submitting the initial application. Additional steps and documents are required after submitting the application before applicants are eligible for an admissions decision.

International Applicant REQUIRED Documentation

In addition to the written application and official transcripts, international applicants are required to submit the following supplemental information for an admissions decision.

We are unable to make an admissions decision without all required admissions documents. Please be aware that due the COVID-19 causing delays in many ordering systems for evaluators, ordering your documents as early as possible is the best course of action to get a decision in a timely manner.

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.

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