International Students

We welcome you to apply!

We love to have international students on campus, and make it our priority to admit students from all parts of the world.

If you are fluent in English and have a strong academic background, we invite you to apply to Morningside College.

To ensure your success at Morningside, we invite you to arrive on campus in early August, before classes start for the fall semester. You will participate in an orientation and brief non-credit ESL transition.

Application

Please apply online so that your application is processed quickly and correctly.

We consider applications based on:

  • Academic records
  • Standardized test scores
  • Student activities
  • Recommendations from teachers and counselors
  • The fact that you come from a different country and background

Testing

The Test of English as a Foreign Language (or TOEFL) is required if your native language is not English. You must get a minimum of one of the following scores to apply:

  • Paper TOEFL: 500
  • Computer-based TOEFL: 173
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 61

You may submit your TOEFL scores instead of SAT or ACT scores.

Financial aid and scholarships

We provide financial assistance to qualified international students. However, funds are limited and competitive. If you are admitted, you will receive financial aid according to your financial need.

International students are also eligible for several scholarships, including several $10,000 scholarships for qualified international students. You must be a residential student on our campus to receive these scholarships.

In order to apply for financial aid, you or your family must fill out our financial aid form online. You may alternately request a paper form and mail it back to us at this address:

Morningside College
1501 Morningside Avenue
Sioux City, IA  51106

Athletic eligibility

If you wish to participate in sports at Morningside, please contact our Athletics Department for eligibility requirements.

You must submit information to the NAIA Eligibility Center to be processed and certified. The information depends whether you are a first-year or transfer student:

If you are a first-year student:

Please submit:

  • Your final official high school transcript in its original language.
  • An official, certified English translation of your final high school transcript. The translation should include conversion of grades into U.S. grade equivalencies on a 4.0 scale.
  • Proof of high school graduation.

If you are a transfer student:

Please submit:

  • Your final official high school transcript in its original language.
  • An official, certified English translation of all final transcripts (high school and college). The translation should include conversion of grades into U.S. grade equivalencies on a 4.0 scale. The translation of the college transcript(s) should include conversion into U.S. credit equivalencies (semester hours), broken down by semester.
  • Proof of high school graduation.
  • Proof that each college is accredited.

You must provide all of the above information, and pay any costs incurred by such.

Need help?

Please contact us with questions, or call us at +1 800 831 0806.

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