Admission Requirements – International Student

An applicant will be classified as an “International Student” if the school credentials he/she submits for evaluation are from schools or colleges outside of the United States. This applicant, in addition to meeting the admission requirements outlined in the previous sections, must also meet the following requirements:

  1. A non-citizen applicant is required to provide documentation from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) of permanent resident status by presenting his/her alien registration card. The school is not approved by the Department of Homeland Security to enroll non-immigrant (F-1) status students.
  2. The applicant must present official secondary and postsecondary (college or university) certificates, credentials, or diplomas. Official documents must bear authoritative signatures, seals and stamps. If possible, the institution issuing the document should send these. Certified original translation must accompany all documents not printed in English. Secondary grades should equal the equivalent of a “B” average. Applicants who completed postsecondary courses must have earned satisfactory grades in all courses attempted and be in good standing. The average score should be equivalent to a “C” or better.
  3. If the applicant’s native language is not English, one of the following must be submitted:
    • Georgia State Test of English Proficiency with the minimum progress of “Intermediate”.
    • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum subset scores for each test versions as follows:
      • PBT: 55 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
      • CBT: 21 (Reading, Writing, Listening)
      • iBT: 20 (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking)
      • Essay Writing/TWE (PBT, CBT) subscores should not be below 4.0

The TOEFL test must have been taken within the last two years to be acceptable.