International Admissions

From our hilltop view of the largest freshwater lake in the world, we welcome you.

Marking you feel at home is Marshall's priority. Students perform best academically when they feel safe and cared for in school. Here, students can reach their full potential in the classroom, and beyond.

Marshall's 2017 graduating class earned over $6 million in college scholarships. Over 80% of our seniors were accepted at their first choice school.

Class sizes are small, teachers are attentive to students questions and needs, and the curriculum is broad. Marshall offers a wide selection of college preparatory classes, honors courses, and over 20 Advanced Placement courses.

Since 2008 more than 100 students from nearly 20 countries have made Marshall their choice for a program that positions students for acceptance at America's most top colleges and universities. We have earned a reputation for excelling both at academics and providing a home-like experience for international students.

For these reasons and more, Marshall School is the right choice for international students seeking an American education.

Here, you belong.

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International Admissions Guidelines

International Application Process and Timeline

Marshall's international application process is designed to evaluate the academic preparation, English language readiness, motivation, and objectives of each candidate. The goal of the international admissions process is to accept students who will be motivated to excel, to participate in community life, and who have goals and dreams for their Marshall experience and their lives.

Application Steps

1. Complete and submit Marshall's application.

2. Start Your Application Through the Cambridge Network Today (Students from China, Korea, and Viet Nam)

3. Schedule and complete an interview with Marshall's international admissions staff (usually conducted via telephone or SKYPE) by contacting Christa Knudsen, Director of International Programs, at

Tuition and Scholarships

Marshall’s 2019-20 international tuition and fees includes:

  • Room and board
  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Medical insurance
  • Books
  • Athletic and club fees
  • Class trips and school events

Scholarships are available on a limited basis through Marshall's Global Scholars program. Students must be able to demonstrate both financial need, and a high level of achievement, both academically and personally to qualify for a scholarship. For more information on the scholarship and application instructions, please contact Christa Knudsen at

Duluth, Minnesota

Marshall School is located in Duluth, Minnesota. This seaport city was voted "Best Town in America" and "Best Place to Live in the United States" by Outdoor Magazine in 2014 and 2015 and sits along the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world - Lake Superior.

Minnesota is ranked #3 in the US for quality of education, and is known for its pristine natural wilderness, clean water, and fresh air. Minnesota is also home to a highly educated population, with a large number of colleges and universities, and excellent health care.

Academic Life At A Glance

  • Accelerated programming in math and science
  • State-of-the-art classroom facilities
  • Student/Teacher ratio of 11:1, avg. class size of 18
  • SAT and ACT scores far exceed the national average
  • Technology integration across the curriculum
  • 30+ honors and 20+ AP courses offered
  • Student-centered teaching philosophy
  • All students have teacher mentors to guide their learning
  • 40+ student clubs
  • 23 athletic teams

Residential Life

Marshall House is a brand-new, 30-bed residence for international students. Most rooms (26) are single rooms. The residence features a private dining hall, where students are free to cook for fun. The residence also features the Global Learning Center, a library and study are for students, a large recreation room and outdoor courtyard, weekly field trips and activities, catered food service, a dedicated staff of four, all who live on campus, an in-dorm advisory program, quiet study hours, and daily mentoring. For more about the daily activities in Marshall House, visit us on Facebook @marshallhouseduluth!


International Programs Staff

Christa Knudsen

Director of International Programs
skype: christa_knudsen
phone: (218) 727-7266 ext. 220
fax: (218) 727-1569

Bettina Keppers
Residential Program Director