International Students

Admission of International Students

The admission requirements for international students are essentially the same as for others, with these exceptions:

  • The requirement concerning “a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) in their undergraduate program” will be applied as much as possible, using standards appropriate to the country of origin within the guidelines of the Seminary’s accrediting bodies. The same applies to official transcripts.
  • International students whose first language is not English are required to pass the TOEFL exam with a minimum score of 530 (213 for the computer version) and to submit official evidence of that score, prior to any admission decision. (This requirement may be waived for students whose undergraduate degree was from an English-language college or university.)
  • International students should submit application materials at least six months in advance of any desired date of enrollment in order to allow for the processing of various forms required for international students and travel.

The Seminary Enrollment Office has a written set of guidelines describing the admission process for international students.