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International Student Admissions for Graduate or Extended Campuses

All applicants for admission must demonstrate their ability to participate in college courses where English is the language of instruction by achieving acceptable scores on one of the following exams:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), dated within two years of application
    Minimum Scores of:
    • 79 on the internet based TOEFL
    • 213 on the computer based TOEFL
    • 550 on the paper based TOEFL (taken before July 2017)
    • 57 paper based TOEFL (taken after July 2017)
  • Duolingo
    • Minimum score of 105
    • Minimum Score of 6.5

International students applying to The College of St. Scholastica must submit the following materials:

  1. A completed application for admission to the program of choice, including all supplemental materials required by the program on application checklist.
  2. Undergraduate only: Original or certified copies of all secondary school transcripts (if no university credit) with English translation.
  3. Post-secondary school transcripts:
    • American university transcripts: Official transcripts.
    • International university transcripts: Official Course-by-Course Evaluation from a NACES and AICES member evaluation organization. Other evaluation organizations may be accepted upon prior approval. Please contact your Admissions Counselor for more information.
  4. Admissions essay (if your program requires an essay for application, a second essay is not required.)
    • An essay on a significant event that has happened in your life and your reaction to it. Must be no less than three double-spaced pages in length.
  5. TOEFL test scores (including the TWE (Test of Written English) Essay Rating), IELTS Test Scores (if the student has these available) or Duolingo test score. For direct reporting of your TOEFL test scores, use code 6107.

Once these materials have been received by the College, admissions committee will review the application and recommend granting or denying admission to the College. Students will be notified via the applicant portal of their admission status as soon as possible after the committee review.

After acceptance into the program, student will be asked to submit the following documents:

Non-U.S. Citizens

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Copy of Visa or other immigration documentation

Non-U.S. Citizens applying for an F or J Visa (on campus approved programs only)

  1. Copy of passport
  2. Certification of Finances – with required additional documentation (supporting bank statements) as listed dated within 3 months of acceptance date. All documentation should be in English or with English translations showing evidence of adequate funds to cover one year’s tuition and fees, room and board, health insurance and personal expenses.

    Ensure that all funds are converted to US Funds:
    – or-
    I-134 Sponsor Form – with supporting bank statements
    Ensure that all funds are converted to US Funds:
  3. Copy of previous I-20s, if transferring from another college
  4. $500 Deposit

In general, international students who are admitted to the College are responsible for securing the funds necessary to attend The College of St. Scholastica from sources outside the College. 

  • Tuition (varies by program)
  • Health Insurance: $2,732 ( Billed all during fall semester)
  • Health Service Fee: $130 per semester if taking 6 or more credits. $50 per for summer semester if taking 6 or more credits.
  • Technology Fee: $80 per semester if taking 6 or more credits; $40 per semester if taking 1 to 5 credits.
  • Living Expenses: $6,396 per semester
  • Personal/Travel Expenses: $1,176 per semester
  • Books: (vary, but estimated at $600 per semester if taking 6 or more credits)
  • Dependent Expenses (spouse/child(ren) - if any) 

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