How to apply to study a Pre-Master's Program at Merrimack

Merrimack College international student admission

Admission to Merrimack College through the Pre-Master's Program is fast, streamlined and straightforward.

How to apply to university

Complete an application form

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Contact an advisor

If you have questions about applying, contact a Student Enrollment Advisor for guidance on admission to Merrimack College.

Note that you will be required to submit copies of relevant supporting documents (see below) with your university application.

The university admission process

Our expert Student Enrollment Advisors will support you through the whole process. Your admission to the University will follow these steps:

  1. Submit your university application form.
  2. Also send us your supporting evidence, including copies of your passport, school transcripts and bank statement.
  3. You will be asked to take the free Password English Test if you do not have an IELTS or TOEFL score. 
  4. We will pass your completed application to the Admissions Department for review of your academic qualifications.
  5. If your application is successful we send you a formal University acceptance letter within 2 weeks.
  6. Pay an enrollment deposit (varies by country, and refundable if your visa is denied) to accept the offer.
  7. We will release your I-20 immigration document. 
  8. You then need to apply for a F1 student visa.
  9. You must pay your remaining fees (either in full or your first installment)  immediately upon visa approval, or by July 1st for the fall semester, November 1st for the spring semester and April 1st for the summer semester.
  10. Before your program starts, we will ask you to complete pre-arrival documents (health history, flight details, housing application etc).
  11. Arrive in the US the weekend before your program starts - you will be met at the airport if you have booked a transfer - to settle into your new home.

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

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Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

Minimum English language requirements

1 semester (4 month) Pre-Master's Program
6.0 IETLS / 74 TOEFL / 6.0 Password / Pearson 50 / Embassy English B2+

2 semester (8 month) Pre-Master's Program
5.5 IETLS / 64 TOEFL / 5.5 Password / Pearson 45 / Embassy English B2

3 semester (12 month) Pre-Master's Program
5.0 IETLS / 55 TOEFL / 5.0 Password / Pearson 42 / Embassy English B1

*If you do not have a TOEFL or IELTS score, we will give you a free Password English Test to assess your English level. 

Academic entry requirements: 

Undergraduate GPA 2.3 for 4-year degrees holders or GPA 2.5 for 3-year degrees or undergraduate qualifications. For details on admissions requirements locally relevant to your country, contact a Student Enrollment Advisor.

Academic pre-requisite course requirements

Management
Undergraduate degree in mangement or related field with at least one successfully completed math course. If student has a non-management related degree and has not taken Statistics, they are not eligible for the 1-semester program.

Accounting
Applicants to the program either need to have earned an undergraduate major in accounting or have earned 15-20 credits in accounting courses. Pre-requisites include:

  • Accounting for Business
  • Intermediate Accounting
  • Cost Accounting

Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering field. Undergraduate degree in a related field (i.e. math, physics, chemistry, etc.) are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Pre-requisite courses considered include:

  • Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Applied Statistics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Program facts

  • 3 and 4 year undergraduate and HEI awards and degrees accepted*
  • No GMAT or GRE test required 
  • No external credential evaluation report required
  • On-campus housing available on a first-come, first-serve basis**
  • Up to 8 credits earned in the PMP towards your degree***
* HEI are Higher Education Institutions
** Some exceptions apply - please consult with your Study Group representative.
*** Applicants must meet academic, English and pre-requisite course requirements to qualify for the PMP.

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

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largest economy in the US and the 12th largest in the world PriceWaterhouseCoopers Global City Rankings 2008-2025. Published 2009.

Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

Application checklist and required documentation

Official scanned documents are accepted for the application process:

  • A complete and accurate application form including your intended degree program, email address, and telephone number 
  • Official test scores from English language proficiency test: IELTS, TOEFL iBT, Pearson, Password or Embassy accepted 
  • Certified, full transcripts of all academic qualifications, translated into English with the translation authenticated 
  • Certified copy of official proof of graduation, translated into English with the translation authenticated if available at the time of application
  • Resume/CV 
  • Copy of the identification pages of your passport 
  • Copy of your current I-20 and visa, if applicable
  • Scanned copy of your official GRE/GMAT score, if available. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for the application
  • Original or official academic records are required prior to, or upon, arrival at Merrimack

Application deadline

Spring 2018 start

December 4, 2017 

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Next start dates

Spring 2018

January 22, 2018

Estimated fees for 2016/17

 Pre-Master’s Program  1 semester  2 semester  3 semester
 Tuition 

 $14,070

 $24,150

 $31,400

 University fees

 $850

 $1,700

 $2,550


 All Pre-Master's students

 Campus housing and five-meal plan

 $5,820 per semester 

 Health Insurance (Aug-Aug)

 $2,219

 Health Insurance (Jan-Aug)

 $1,322

 Health Insurance (May-Aug)

 $599


 Total fees  1 semester  2 semester  3 semester

 Pre-Master's

 $21,339

 $38,812

 $53,629

 Master's degree*

 $21,531 or $23,811 per program

* Total cost shown will vary depending on Pre-Master's Program credits earned and is not inclusive of housing, meal plan, health insurance, and university fees.

Scholarships

International students can now avail of a one-time, partial scholarship for the Pre-Master's Program. There are a total of 8 scholarships available for students applying for Fall 2016 start at Merrimack College. Please ask you Student Enrollment Advisor for details during the admission process.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions should be read carefully and understood before submitting your application. By signing the application, these Terms and Conditions represent contractual obligations with Study Group USA Higher Education LLC ("Study Group USA").

Participant responsibility

The price for the Study Group USA Higher Education LLC invoiced program does not encompass additional ancillary expenses, including but not limited to:

  1. Personal spending money.
  2. Insurance for pre-existing medical conditions, i.e., ailments which exist prior to arrival in the U.S.
  3. Meal and housing costs during the few times the university is officially closed – usually limited to the Thanksgiving holiday in late November, the Christmas holiday (which normally lasts about four weeks) and Spring vacation (approximately 10 days).
  4. University textbooks and other necessary school supplies.
  5. Air fare to and from U.S. domestic airport closest to the university campus in the United States (a round trip ticket is required).
  6. Extra costs for ESL which may be required by a student whose English language proficiency is inadequate.

Rules

All participants in the Study Group USA Higher Education LLC program are subject to the rules of the university in which they are enrolled. Students must assume full responsibility for compliance. Students must adhere to all housing regulations of the university, to include payment, withdrawal, and cancellation. Rules governing alcohol, tobacco, controlled drugs and other serious offenses will be strictly enforced. Applicants are reminded that international students in the United States must comply with both the letter and the spirit of the law in order to retain valid student visas. Violations of such laws will render the participant liable for immediate dismissal from the program and repatriation to the home country, if not legal prosecution for violation of the laws of the state or federal jurisdictions involved. No refund of fees will be made in the event of dismissal or withdrawal. Students seeking transfer between the date of initial arrival in the United States and the first day of classes may have their I-20 cancelled by the institution to which they were accepted, and no refunds will be granted. Admission is subject to eligibility and availability. Early application and payment is advised.

Payment Policy:

Students are required to pay a $3000 deposit directly to Study Group USA Higher Education LLC before they receive an I-20 form from the partner institution. The balance of the fees for the first term must be paid one month before the first course start date. Students accepted by an institution after the billing due date are required to pay their deposit immediately upon receipt of the student visa. The balance of fees for the 1st term must be paid prior to arrival. All fees for second or subsequent ISC study terms must be paid two months prior to the term start date. Students with outstanding balances will be immediately placed on hold by the host institution, and may be barred from attending classes until payment is made in full.

Pricing is subject to change.

Payments

Payment can be made to the International Study Center using a number of payment options via our PayOnline platform. Access to this platform can be found at: http://isc.merrimack.edu/pay

Certain payment options will carry a processing fee of 2.5%. We reserve the right to alter this charge from time to time.

If you choose to pay in your local currency a foreign exchange rate will apply. The applicable exchange rate can be viewed online as at the time and date of the payment. Bank charges and commission for both the sending and receiving banks should be paid by the sender of funds or they will be applied to the student's account.

Study Group Higher Education North America Refund Policy and Guidelines for Students

General Refund Policy

All refunds will be sent to the account of the individual from whom Study Group has received the original direct payment, either the student or the Study Group representative to whom the fees were originally paid and in the form of payment originally received (if possible)

Cancellation

  1. Rejection of Applicant: If an applicant is rejected for admissions by Study Group or its partners, or if a prospective international student has his/her visa application rejected, a full refund of all tuition or deposit monies paid will be made to the applicant.
  2. Program Cancellation: If Study Group or a partner institution cancels a course subsequent to a student’s start date, Study Group will refund all monies paid by the student.
  3. Cancellation Prior to the Start of Class or No Show: Except under the circumstance identified below in # 4, if an applicant accepted by Study Group cancels prior to the start of scheduled classes or never attends class (no show), Study Group will refund all monies paid, less any actual housing costs incurred by Study Group and a maximum total of $500 identified non-refundable charges noted in the enrollment agreement as being non-refundable.
  4. Cancellation Prior to the Start of Class or No Show: If an applicant accepted by Study Group enters the United States on an I-20 issued by Study Group’s partner and subsequently cancels prior to the start of scheduled classes or never attends class (no show), Study Group may retain:
    • For a program of less than 12 weeks (typically the summer session), all the tuition charges for up to four weeks of the first term/session, actual housing costs incurred by the Study Group, Study Group will refund all monies paid, less any actual housing costs incurred by Study Group and a maximum total of $500 identified non-refundable charges noted in the enrolment agreement as being non-refundable.
    • For a program of 12 weeks or more, all the tuition charges for up to six weeks of the first term/session, any actual housing costs incurred by Study Group and, Study Group will refund all monies paid, less any actual housing costs incurred by Study Group and a maximum total of $500 identified non-refundable charges noted in the enrolment agreement as being non-refundable.

Non-refundable charges

The following are the non-refundable charges referenced above:

  • Registration fee: $350
  • Courier fee: $150

Cancellation may occur when the student provides a written notice of cancellation by email, mail, hand delivery, or verbal notification to the Study Group's Admissions Center.
o Merrimack College:
naadmissions@studygroup.com
Merrimack Admissions,
330 7th Avenue, Floor 2 New York, NY 10001 USA

Phone numbers are listed below:

Where do you live? Telephone
Africa (except north Africa and Nigeria) +44 1273 339 232
China +852 3069 6802
Latin America +52 55 33 00 59 47
Russia, Baltic & Central Asia +7 495-665-68-35
Thailand

+66 2 6240809

Vietnam +84 8-38-277-666
Everywhere else +971 4454 8537

The written notice of cancellation is effective when date stamped by email, deposited in the mail properly addressed with proper postage, or date received by Study Group.

The written notice of cancellation need not take any particular form and, however expressed, it is effective if it shows that the student no longer wishes to be bound by the Enrollment Agreement.

If the Enrollment Agreement is cancelled, Study Group will refund the student any money he/she paid that is due to be returned within 45 days after the notice of cancellation is effective or the first day of scheduled class, whichever is earlier.

Withdrawal/Termination

For the purpose of determining a refund under this section, a student shall be deemed to have withdrawn (date of determination) from the course of instruction when any of the following occurs:

  • The student notifies Study Group of his/her withdrawal by providing in writing the intent to withdrawal to the Center Director of the International Study Center.
  • Study Group terminates the student's enrollment for failure to maintain satisfactory progress; failure to abide by the rules and regulations of Study Group or its partner; absences in excess of maximum set forth by Study Group or its partner; and/or failure to meet financial obligations to Study Group or its partner.
  • Failure to return from a leave of absence.

The amount owed to Study Group equals:

Semester: For students who withdraw at any point in the first four weeks, Study Group may retain the charges applicable to the first four weeks. For students who withdraw after the first four weeks but before or at the mid-point of the semester, Study Group may retain a prorated amount of tuition. For students who withdraw after the midpoint, Study Group may retain all of the charges for that semester.

Prorated refunds will be calculated on a weekly basis. When determining the number of weeks, Study Group will consider a partial week the same as if a whole week were completed, provided the student was present at least one day during the scheduled week.

Subsequent Semesters: For students who withdraw after completing the first semester but before or at the midpoint of any subsequent semester, Study Group may retain a prorated amount of tuition up to the midpoint. For students who withdraw after the midpoint of any subsequent semester, Study Group may retain all of the tuition for that semester.

Study Group is not obligated to make refunds to students who are terminated due to violation of Study Group's written disciplinary and/or attendance policies or local, state, or federal law or those of its partners.

For payments beyond the current semester: For students who withdraw or are withdrawn prior to the next semester, all charges collected for the next semester will be refunded.

Charges Other Than Tuition: All extra costs, such as university fees, laboratory fees, rentals and any similar charges are not included in the tuition price and are non-refundable. These fees include university fees, lab fees and activity fees. These fees and their relevant charges are itemized on student invoices and statements.

Students are bound by the terms as defined in any student housing agreements.

Non-refundable charges. The following are the non-refundable charges referenced above:

  • Registration fee: $350
  • Courier fee: $150

Payments: Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balance shall be paid within 45 days of the date of determination. If any portion of the tuition was paid from the proceeds of a third party, the refund shall be sent to the third party.

Academic Scholarships:

Study Group Higher Education North America offers scholarships to recognize strong academic achievement.

  1. Scholarships are offered during specified dates and students will be notified when applications are available to apply
  2. Scholarships are available for undergraduate applicants that meet specified academic entry criteria as determined by Study Group
  3. Scholarships may only be applied over 2 semesters of the International Year 1 or Global Gateway Program
  4. If a student is awarded a scholarship, they will be notified in writing within 30 days.
  5. If a student is awarded a scholarship and subsequently cancels or defers their program, the scholarship is forfeited. Any remaining funds for the scholarship are also cancelled.
  6. Government sponsored students are not eligible for scholarships

Study plan changes

  1. Upon arrival, students will be given a placement examination to assess their English language level. Many institutions also require an assessment in Math. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, incurring extra costs for which the student will be responsible.
  2. Students are required to complete their study plan by remaining on campus for consecutive Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

Progression

Progression at the end of any given semester is dependent on successfully passing all courses in that semester and necessary progression requirements. Partner institutions may have additional requirements for progression. These additional requirements will be reviewed during orientation. On successful completion of the program/course and having achieved the progression requirements the student will be entitled to proceed directly to your degree program at the respective institution.

Undergraduate students are conditionally accepted to a university, not necessarily into a particular program of study. The university reserves the right to impose additional academic requirements post arrival (such as minimum grade point average) before a student is formally admitted into a particular program of study.

Insurance

All students are required to be properly insured. University-based insurance will be automatically added to your booking, unless proof of comparable insurance is provided upon application.

US-based health insurance is mandatory for all students. Insurance policies based in countries outside of the United States will not be accepted as reasonable substitutes.

Damage and Liability

Any reference in these terms to liability of students shall also infer liability on the parent or financial sponsor, and such liability is joint and several. Students are responsible for payment for any damage caused by them to Study Group USA Higher Education LLC/institution property, including fixtures and fittings in university-approved accommodation. Occupants of shared accommodation are jointly and severally liable for the proper care of rooms, fixtures and fittings and the university reserves the right to recover costs for damage or exceptional cleaning.

Publicity

Students (and their parents or guardians, where applicable) agree that their images and sound, details and achievements may be used in any media for promotional purposes without written consent or notification. This includes permission to pass them on to third parties (agents, publications, etc.) at our discretion as long as the images are used to publicize Study Group programs.

Data protection

Any information provided to Study Group USA Higher Education LLC may be held on computer and shall be used in accordance with US law, including FERPA, HIPAA, and ADA. Study Group USA Higher Education LLC is an Equal Opportunities provider. Information provided to Study Group USA Higher Education LLC is held and processed for the purpose of administering your application, and may be carried forward to your official student record, which holds data in electronic and paper form on your personal details, academic and administrative history and on relevant financial transactions. After you leave, the parts of your student record which the college or university needs to retain will be archived. Some information will also be processed for the purpose of managing our relationship with you as an alumnus. Other information will be destroyed. Throughout, your personal data will be held in accordance with current US data protection law.

Variation

No variation to these conditions is valid unless agreed in writing by the Center Director and approved by the Managing Director, North America provided always that the Study Group USA Higher Education LLC reserves the right to make any addition, amendment or alteration to these conditions upon giving one semester's written notice of such change to all affected students.

Communication

All students must supply Study Group USA Higher Education LLC with personal e-mail addresses and mobile/cell numbers prior to arrival, in order that communication, to include transmission of student reports, may be maintained at all times. Please also advise of any changes as they occur.

Agreement and release

I apply to enroll the person named as a student of Study Group USA Higher Education LLC. I agree to pay all fees incurred by the student as they become due, and either give the required notice of cancellation or to pay the required fees in lieu of notice. I agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Study Group USA Higher Education LLC.

I give permission for the administration of first aid and appropriate non-prescription medication to my child, and give permission to Study Group USA Higher Education LLC and designated representatives to seek medical, dental or optical treatment when required. I am the parent or legal guardian named. We do hereby authorize Study Group USA Higher Education LLC and its assigned agents, and any designated program representative, as agents of the undersigned parents, to consent to any x-ray examinations, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis or treatment, or hospital care which is deemed advisable by, and is rendered under, the general supervision of any licensed physician or surgeon, whether such treatment or diagnosis is rendered at the office of said physician or surgeon or at a hospital. It is understood that this authorization is not given in advance of any specific diagnosis, treatment or hospital care being required, but is given to provide authority and power on the part of aforesaid agents to give specific consent to any and all such diagnoses, treatments, or hospital care which the aforementioned physician or surgeon, in the exercise of her/his best judgment, may deem advisable.

 

We waive and release all claims against Study Group USA Higher Education LLC and its agents for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay or expense resulting from the applicant’s participation in the program. We also release Study
Group USA Higher Education LLC and its agents and agree to indemnify them with regard to any financial obligations or liabilities that the applicant may personally incur or any damage or injury to the person or property of others that the applicant may cause while participating in this program. We understand that the program begins with the outbound flight to the United States and terminates when the return flight lands. We realize that any airline’s liability for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for death or injury, is limited by the terms outlined by the airlines.

We also understand that it is our responsibility to obtain a passport and any required visa.

We understand that Study Group USA Higher Education LLC is not responsible for any loss or injury suffered by the applicant at any time while participating in the program, including but not limited to losses or injury suffered during periods of independent travel or absence from the program. If the applicant becomes ill or incapacitated, Study Group USA Higher Education LLC or its agents may take such action as it considers necessary, including securing medical treatment and transporting the applicant home at his/her own expense. We release Study Group USA Higher Education LLC from all liability related to such actions.

We understand that the applicant’s participation in the program may be terminated at the discretion of Study Group USA Higher Education LLC without any refund of fees and that the applicant may be sent home at his/her expense if he/she does not adhere to the U.S., State, and local laws and college/ university rules. We agree to accept full responsibility for personal expenses, books, any required additional language training and round trip air fare.
In the event that Study Group USA Higher Education LLC or its agents advances or loans any funds to the applicant or incurs special expenses on his/her behalf, we agree to make immediate repayment to Study Group USA Higher Education LLC. We understand that this Agreement cannot be modified except in writing signed by Study Group USA Higher Education LLC.

Applying for a visa

Once a student has been accepted, s/he will be provided with an I-20 from the United States Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS), issued by the participating college or university. This form will be sent upon receipt of deposit. An I-20 is required to start the process of obtaining a student visa to enter the United States. You will also be required to present financial documentation to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) consular office in your country. We advise you to have a letter from your parents/guardian, financial sponsor or other source of support stating their responsibility for your expenses throughout. A bank statement or letter verifying their financial ability to cover your expenses should also be provided. The bank statement cannot be a copy; it must be original (per immigration law). The bank statement must be notarized and no older than six months. Also, in addition to the bank statement, we require an affidavit of support, which is an original letter from the student’s sponsor (such as parent or guardian), claiming financial responsibility for the student. This affidavit must also be notarized. If the student is self-sponsored, no affidavit is required. In the case of government sponsored students, the Financial Guarantee serves as both the bank statement and the affidavit. We recommend that all students apply for their visa as soon as possible, and notify Study Group USA Higher Education LLC directly once your visa status is known. Please notify your academic enrolment advisor when you have made an appointment, and notify your counselor with the outcome of that appointment.

Study Group USA Higher Education LLC
330 7th Avenue – 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

1 (212) 497-0050


These Terms and Conditions were last updated April 29, 2015

Information about US student visas

Once you have been accepted on a program and paid your deposit,  Merrimack College will issue an I-20 from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). You can then apply for a visa to study in the US.


Merrimack College is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Your I-20 document is issued by the University and is valid for the entire duration of your studies.

Contact the nearest US Embassy or Consulate in your country to find out what the procedure is for applying for a student visa. You may need an appointment, or walk-in hours may be available.


The following information is adapted from the US Department of State:

1. What is a visa?

A visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a US port-of entry and request permission from the US immigration officer to enter the United States. It does not guarantee entry into the US.

2. What type of visa do I need to become an academic student in the United States?

Most non-US citizens who wish to study in the United States will seek an F-1 (non-immigrant) student visa, but there are other visa types that are sometimes authorized for those who study in the US. The F-1, or Student Visa is the most common for those who wish to engage in academic studies in the United States. It is for people who want to study at an accredited USA university or to study English at a university or intensive English language institute.

3. When should I apply for a visa?

It is best to apply early for the visa to make sure that there is sufficient time for visa processing. We recommend that all students apply for their visa as soon as they have all the required documentation. Notify us directly once your visa status is known. Please tell your Student Enrollment Advisor when you have made an appointment, and notify them of the outcome of that appointment.

4. How do I apply for a visa in my country?

In order to apply for a visa at a US embassy or consulate in your country, you must first have an I-20 document issued by Merrimack College. You will be required to submit the I-20 when you apply for a visa. 

Merrimack College will provide you with the appropriate SEVIS-generated form only when you have been academically admitted to the International Study Center, and your deposit payment has been received.

You then need to make an appointment for your visa interview.

Most of the procedures and requirements for applying for a student visa are standardized but some vary from country to country. For example, how to pay the visa application processing fee and how to make an appointment for an interview. Visit the website of the Embassy or Consulate where you will apply to learn more.

6. Preparing for the visa interview

Prior to meeting with US Embassy officials you will need to pay a $100 SEVIS fee to the US government, and a visa processing fee (the procedure will differ from one US Embassy/Consulate to another). You should also make sure you have all the documentation you will need when you go for the interview:

  • your passport
  • the visa-qualifying document (I-20)
  • documentation of your financial ability to support yourself*
  • proof that you have ties to your home country
  • proof of payment of the SEVIS and visa fees
  • a completed visa application form (follow Department of State procedures carefully to ensure you complete it correctly)

* A bank statement or bank letter verifying your or your sponsor's financial ability to cover your expenses should be provided. The bank statement cannot be a copy; it must be original (per immigration law). The bank statement must be notarized and no older than six months. We advise you to have an original letter (Affidavit of support) from your parents/guardian, financial sponsor or other source of support claiming financial responsibility for you as a student. This affidavit must be notarized.

If you are self-sponsored, no affidavit is required. In the case of government-sponsored students, the Financial Guarantee serves as both the bank statement and the affidavit.

7. Key information about visas and entering the United States

The US Embassy/Consulate cannot issue an F-1 more than 120 days before the actual start of the academic program in the United States. However, visa applicants are encouraged to apply for their visa as soon as they are prepared to do so. Thus, if the university to which you have been admitted states on the I-20 that the program will start on September 1, a visa cannot be issued before May 1.

Even if you have been issued a visa to enter the United States, you will not be allowed to enter the country more than 30 days before the start of your program, if you are an initial entry student. Returning students do not have this requirement. Using the earlier example, if the program of study starts on September 1, you will not be permitted to enter the United States until August 1 or later.

8. What to do when you arrive at University in the US

Once you arrive on campus, the Pre-master's Program Center will help you with any questions or concerns you may have about immigration rules and regulations. Merrimack College International Student Services must report your arrival within the SEVIS system. If this report is not submitted, you may be considered to be in violation of your status in the United States. During international student orientation, you will be given information about maintaining your visa status.