McNally Smith College of Music is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. We encourage the diversity and unique perspectives these students bring to our campus.
On average, we have 20-25 international students enrolled. In recent years our students have come from as far away as Tanzania, China, and Serbia, and as close as Canada and Mexico.
In addition to the required application documentation, students also submit TOEFL exam or IELTS scores. If a student scores less than the minimum requirement, they may be offered conditional admission through a collaboration with the Global Language Institute.
A passing score on either the TOEFL or IELTS exams is required:
- A minimum score of 65 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required. The internet-based TOEFL (iBT) is a revised TOEFL exam which replaces older versions of the TOEFL exam. Minimum scores on the older versions of the TOEFL were 180 on the computer-based TOEFL or 500 on the paper-based TOEFL.
- A minimum score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required.
English is the language of instruction at McNally Smith College of Music. We offer the support of an English as a second language program through our affiliate, Global Language Institute. For more information on English Language study, please visit the Global Language Institute website.
TOEFL Requirement Waived
Students who have completed study at Global Language Institute or demonstrate English language proficiency by other means may be admitted without taking the TOEFL.