College of the Marshall Islands

P.O. Box 1258 Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands MH

+692 625-3394

College Transfer and Career Opportunities Center

The College of the Marshall Islands continues to increase enrollment, develop new programs, and expand services that support career development and success across the RMI.  Research has consistently shown that students who have developed and are committed to their educational and career goals are more likely to persist in school and earn their degree.  Helping students identify career goals and interests early can increase commitment and ultimately, improve academic achievement and success.


In Spring 2012, CMI opened the Tilmaak Resources and Career Center (TRACC), a new program for the purpose of assisting students and adults in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable a successful transition from school to work.  TRACC will offer a broad range of career services that empower students to explore, define, and realize their career goals.  Some of the services offered are:


  • one-on-one counseling appointments
  • standardized testing preparation
  • internship opportunities
  • college transfer
  • scholarship inquiries
  • career planning workshops and activities

Our goal is to provide lifetime tools and skills for academic achievement, educational exploration, professional development, job search success, and career satisfaction.


TRACC will also be the RMI Advising Center for Education USA.  Education USA is supported by the U.S. Department of State which actively promotes U.S. Education by offering students from around the world accurate, comprehensive, and objective information about educational opportunities in the United States. We have resources from around the globe and are able to support pursuits worldwide. The EducationUSA center is located in the Career and Transfer Center at CMI and provides free information to people interested in studying in the U.S. Students, teachers, parents and community members are welcomed to make an appointment or stop by to meet with an adviser. Contact details are included at the end of the page.


US Standardized Test for Academic Year 2016-2017:


The College Board has released the test dates for the next round of SAT tests. The SAT is an admission test     for US undergraduate study. To register go to  


The TOEFL is an admissions test that measures English language proficiency.  This paper-based test measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write English while performing academic tasks.  The cost is $170.  Register at the TOEFL website here


Graduate Record Exam (GRE)


The GRE is a test used by admissions or fellowship panels to supplement your undergraduate records, recommendation letters and other qualifications to demonstrate that you are ready for graduate-level work.  The test measures the following:


Verbal Reasoning

Measures your ability to analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it, analyze relationships among component parts of sentences and recognize relationships among words and concepts.


Quantitative Reasoning

Measures problem-solving ability, focusing on basic concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and data analysis.


Analytical Writing

Measures critical thinking and analytical writing skills, specifically your ability to articulate and support complex ideas clearly and effectively.


American College Test (ACT) 

The ACT is an admission test for undergraduate study in the U.S. It is an alternative to the SAT and is accepted by all US universities. The ACT is curriculum-based. It has four sections – english, math, reading and science plus the writing component.  The cost for the test is $49.00. Register at the ACT website here


Test Schedule

US Standardized Test Schedule 2016-2017 Academic Year


College Transfer & Search Info:

With thousands of accredited U.S. colleges and universities in the United States, how do you find the one that is right for you? EducationUSA Advisers around the world offer information,orientation, and guidance as you search for higher education institutions in the United States that fit your needs. EducationUSA makes applying to a U.S. college or university clear with your 5 Steps to U.S. Study

  1. 1. Research Your Options

    1. Define your priorities

    2. Familiarize yourself with U.S. degrees

    3. Learn about search options to explore thousands of accredited U.S. institutions

  2. 2. Finance Your Studies

    1. Develop a budget

    2. Find ways to reduce educational costs

    3. Search for scholarships and other financial aid

  3. 3. Complete Your Application

    1. Manage the application timeline

    2. Tackle application requirements, including required tests

    3. Write personal essay or statements of purpose

  4. 4. Apply for Your Student Visa

    1. Understand which forms are needed

    2. Outline the visa application process

    3. Feel prepared for your interview

  5. 5. Prepare for Your Departure

    1. Know what to expect when you arrive

    2. Ease into your new academic environment

    3. Adjust well to U.S. culture and your new community

The Common Application

The Common Application is a free online application form accepted by over 400 US colleges and universities. Previously students were unrestricted in the length of their essay, but administrators found that with no set limits they were becoming too long and poorly written. The essay component of the US undergraduate application is a way for colleges to become acquainted with the student as a person. It demonstrates your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself.


Affiliated Institutions

  • UH Hilo

  • Chaminade University

  • University College of the Caribbean

  • University of Guam

  • University of Maine Fort Kent

  • University of the South Pacific - ONLY a pilot program to provide the Bachelor of Education: In service to eligible CMI students graduating with an Associate in Science degree.


Scholarships and Other Grant

National and State scholarships are available for students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and Palau. The Financial Aid Office at CMI provides assistance to interested applicants in filling out the State Scholarship Application forms, then completes and certifies the expense section of the forms and forwards the applications to each respective scholarship office for review and action. The Financial Aid Office can also assist students with applications for other scholarship programs, including the Australian Scholarship, Robert C. Byrd Scholarship, the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship, and the Mobil Scholarship.


Scholarship Deadlines

Australian Scholarship  March 31
RMI (Marshall Islands Scholarship, Grant, and Loan Board Program)  
Summer April 1
Fall June 30th
Spring November 15
Mobil Oil Scholarship June 15
FSM States (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap)  June 30
Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship August 15
Palau National Scholarship August 15                                  

Recipients of the Australian Scholarship must continue their college education at an institution located in Oceania under the RDS program. See Financial Aid Director for further information.


Scholarships Forms