International Students

Applicants should possess the equivalent of 12 years of elementary and secondary education, and must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language and the ability to meet the financial costs of attending college. Accepted students receive an I-20 form or a DS-2019 form enabling them to obtain, respectively, an F-1 (student) visa or a J-1 visa from the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home country.

All international students must enroll in a group health insurance plan available through the college unless they carry a health insurance policy that provides comparable coverage and the plan is approved by the medical director of the Weigel Health Center. The premium is subject to change each year. There also are rates for coverage during any semester. Please see International Student Health Insurance in the Finance section for information regarding premium amounts. The insurance premium must be paid to the Student Accounts Office, Moot Hall. International students must take their receipts to the International Student Health Insurance Office in Weigel Health Center 201 to prove they have paid for the College Student Health Insurance and to have their enrollment in the plan processed. Failure to do so will automatically cancel registration.

Approximately $35,225 USD a year will be necessary to cover all expenses. Financial bank statements are required to show financial support prior to issuing the I-20 or DS 2019. International students who reside on campus may live in the international residence hall, which remains open during the holidays, or in any other residence hall, provided they move out of the residence hall during holidays. (See International Student and Scholar Services for additional information regarding international students.) This college is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.