International Students

Muskegon Catholic Central admits two types of international students:

  1. Exchange students who come to MCC through CIEST-approved exchange programs for one academic year or less. These students experience life in an American high school by fully participating in academic and extracurricular activities. These students generally come to the U.S. on a J-1 visa and are eligible to participate in varsity-level sports according to the rules of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Exchange students are not eligible to receive an MCC diploma, but may participate in graduation activities. Most exchange students are placed in the senior class.
  2. International students who come to MCC either through CIEST-approved exchange programs or through private placement for one or more years with the intention of earning a high school diploma. These students must meet all MCC and State of Michigan graduation requirements, including religion classes and service projects. These students come to the U.S. on a F-1 visa and are eligible to participate in varsity high school sports under limitations of the Michigan High School Athletic Association. Private placement students are not eligible for varsity-level sports under MHSAA regulations. All International students must attend a high school in the United States for at least two years in order to earn a diploma from Muskegon Catholic Central.

In all other respects, the policies for Exchange Students and for International Students are the same.

Tuition: $12,000 per year for 2022/2023 (subject to increase annually). Tuition includes registration costs, loaned books, technology fee, pay-to-play fee, and the graduation fee. Tuition does not include uniforms, school lunch, or optional extracurricular activities.

Language skills: At this time, MCC does not require a minimum SLEP or TOEFL score, but all students must possess an English proficiency suitable to not cause an abnormal burden to the school. Both Exchange students and International students are expected to earn a C grade or better in all classes after a reasonable period of adjustment.

Home stay: Muskegon Catholic Central does not arrange home stays for Exchange students or International students. Although the school will help advertise for host families, no Exchange or International student will be accepted at MCC until a host family has been arranged and has been approved by the school.


Partners for Global Diplomacy - Medallion Program9-12 Student enrollment: 165


  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey
  • Wrestling
  • Softball
  • Soccer


  • Choir
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Band
  • School Musical
  • Full studio arts curriculum

University acceptance rate: 96%

Mean Composite ACT score: 22.8

Countries of Exchange/International students in the recent past:

  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam