All international students (except U.S. Permanent Residents/Resident Aliens) should apply for admission as accelerated undergraduate or graduate students by the application deadline of March 1 for fall admission and September 1 for spring admission. Applicants should submit completed applications, including all required documents, as early as possible and always before the deadline. Decisions are released in writing on a rolling basis. Applications completed after the deadline will not be considered for that semester, but may be reviewed for the following semester upon receipt of a new application.
Admissions Requirements for International Students:
All International students applying as either accelerated undergraduate or graduate students must submit the following:
- Application for Admission.
- English proficiency. International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Any student whose native or official language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (computer-based); 80 or higher (Internet-based) or 550 or higher (paper-based). Students who have earned a score of 520 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading test may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement. The website for TOEFL information is www.ets.org. International students who have completed courses equivalent to English 151 and 152 at Stevenson University with a grade of "C" or better may be exempt from providing TOEFL scores.
- Transcripts and certificates of all previous academic work. International students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary school institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions before being considered for admission. Students who have completed post-secondary course-work outside of the U.S. must submit these records for evaluation directly to either World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or the American Association of Collegiate and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) www.AACRAO.org. Transfer students who have completed fewer than 30 credits (as determined by an evaluation) will be required to submit an official secondary school transcript and evaluation.
- Documents Required for International Students Currently Attending a U.S. Post Secondary Institution: A legible and high quality copy of the following valid documents is required to be submitted: visa, passport I.D. page, I-20 (if any), I-94 (if any), and a letter from a school official from the current U.S. institution indicating eligibility to transfer/attend.
- Financial Resource Statement. All applicants holding or intending to seek an F-1 student visa MUST complete the Certification of Finances form. This form is downloadable from the Admissions website. Neither a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) nor an admission decision will be released until this information is provided.
All international students accepted to Stevenson University must then submit the following:
- Enrollment Deposit. The enrollment deposit of $300 is applied to the accepted student's tuition bill. This deposit is non-refundable after May 1 for fall entrance and December 1 for spring entrance.
- Official Bank Statement. An official statement from the international student's bank verifying the student's financial resources for the entire cost of attendance for one year must be submitted along with a literal English translation if necessary. The cost of attendance for international students for 2008-2009 can be found on the Admissions website. International students must also submit documentation projecting the ability to cover the cost of attendance for the remainder of their subsequent years at Stevenson University.
- Stevenson University Health Form. This form, which is downloadable from the University's website, must be completed in its entirety and mailed to the Stevenson University Wellness Center before June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Residential students will not be allowed to move into the residence halls and begin classes, and non-residential students will not be allowed to start classes, until all required immunizations have been received and this form submitted. Proof of medical insurance is required for all international students attending Stevenson University.
- SEVIS Fee. Accepted international students are responsible for paying the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. See www.fmjfee.com.