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International Students

MassBay Admissions and Financial Information for International Students

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International students from Kuwait, Colombia, Haiti, Russia, China, Brazil, Morocco, Uganda, India, Japan and many other countries have chosen MassBay Community College as their college campus. Within a diverse, student-centered learning environment, you can explore, develop, and achieve your educational goals!

Karina, Social Sciences and Professional Studies, Kazakhstan
International Student - SSPS “My experience at MassBay Community College has been amazing. Honestly I made many friends that I now value so much. I have taken classes with very good professors and learned a lot. My education at Mass Bay is just the beginning of my bright future. I believe this is an opportunity for me to climb up my knowledge ladder. I learned so much at Mass Bay which I can now apply to my daily life.”

Mohammed, Accounting, Ethiopia
 International Student - ES "My experience at MassBay is priceless because this institution has given me a lot of opportunities to better myself. I was able to be part of the Orientation Leaders, helping new and returning students. It was a great experience interacting with other faculty members and professors. My journey here is the beginning to a bright future, thanks to the professors that are very helpful and offices like the International Education Office and Academic Achievement Center. I would recommend to anyone to start their dream here!"

Myriam, General Studies, Haiti
 International Student - GS 
“Awe-inspiring…This experience has helped me to develop in a mature way and has given me a sense of purpose in life. I wake up motivated every morning for school with the energy to get things accomplished. This journey at MassBay has been very interesting! In the process, I met new people and gained a sense of self-confidence. The International Education staff is very friendly and efficient!”

 International Admissions

Step One: The Application!

*Please note that all foreign documents must be evaluated and translated by a US evaluation company. One company is the Center for Educational Documentation, CED. Complete the CED application and mail directly to CED with your high school diploma and transcript.

**If you are in the US on a Tourist B-1/B-2 or J-1 visa that has not expired, you will need to change your status. The International Education Office can assist you with this process.

Mail any printed components of your application for admission to:

Office of Admissions
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5307

Step Two: The Decision!
Once MassBay has received the required documents, our Admissions Counselors will notify you in writing about your admission status.

Step Three: The Admission Process!
Congratulations! You have been notified about your acceptance to MassBay! You are well on your way to fulfilling your educational goals. First, there are forms you must complete. To obtain your I-20 document, please submit the following materials to:

International Education Office
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-5307

  • I-20 Request Form
  • Notarized financial statement verifying your available amount and source of financial support for educational and living expenses while studying in the US. The required amount is: USD $21,249 (see below for details)
  • If your sponsor is someone other than your parent or legal guardian, he or she must send the International Education Office a letter stating that he or she assumes financial responsibility for you.
  • Certification of Financial Responsibility Form
  • TOEFL scores (If English is not your first language, you are required to take the TOEFL test. A score of at least 62 on the internet-based test is required. If you are already in the US, you should take the MBCC College Placement Test at the Academic Achievement Center, instead of the TOEFL.)
  • Completed Transfer Request Form (if you are transferring to MassBay from another institution)
  • Copy of Passport

As an International Student, you will need to maintain a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours per semester and 24 credits per year. Based on these requirements, here is an estimated calculation of college tuition, fees and other costs for a full academic year (2 semesters).

Education Expenses: $380 per credit x 24 credits$9,120.00

Facilities and Transportation Fee:$80.00

Health Insurance — per year$1,603.00

Books and Supplies $446.00

Total Estimated Education costs:$11,249.00

Estimated Living Expenses:
Housing, food, transportation

Total of Estimated Costs:$21,249.00


Prices and estimates are subject to change. MassBay reserves the right to make adjustments in tuition and fees.  The amount represents the Non-Massachusetts resident tuition, as International Students are ineligible to establish residency for in-state tuition purposes.  At this time, International Students are not eligible to apply for financial aid at MassBay.

Office of International Education & Study Abroad Programs
MassBay Community College
50 Oakland Street, Room 138
Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

Phone: 781.239.2642
Fax: 781.239.2707