International Students

In addition to the standard admission and financial requirements, international students must meet the requirements listed below.

For more information and support for international students, visit International Student Services.


  • English proficiency: Students whose language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum scores.
  • Transcripts: Students have two options for submitting their transcripts.
    1. Having official transcript evaluations done through one of our approved credential evaluation agencies: WES, AACRAO or ECE. Evaluations must be sent directly from the organization us and must include:
      • At least the overall GPA
      • Degree title equivalent in the U.S.
      • Date the degree was conferred
      These are the guidelines you must follow if you use any of the approved credential evaluation agencies:
      • WES: Students who choose this organization must request the WES International Credential Advantage Package (WES ICAP) which includes verified copies of official transcripts. Students using WES ICAP will not need to submit additional copies of transcripts.
      • AACRAO: Students who choose this organization must also send official transcripts in both the original language and in English to the office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
      • ECE: Students who choose this organization must also send official transcript in both the original language and in English to the office of Graduate Enrollment Management.
    2. Sending transcripts directly from the university attended. Official, literal English translations of transcripts, along with the original-language documents, from institutions where English is not considered the official language.
  • Bachelor’s degree diploma: A copy of the literal English translation of the diploma, along with the original-language document may be sent by email. The copy of the Diploma is not needed if the transcripts come through an approved credential evaluation agency (WESAACRAOECE) listing the graduation date. Also, a copy of the diploma is not needed if the transcripts list the graduation date and degree conferred.
  • Secondary Documents: A copy of these Secondary Documents may be required where applicable.
    • Baccalaureate for the French system
    • Abitur Diploma for the German system 
    • A-level results for the British system
  • Summary of Educational Experience: Complete the educational summary form and submit to the Office of Graduate Enrollment Management.

The Office of Graduate Enrollment Management reserves the right to request additional documents at its own discretion.

Applying for a visa

International students must obtain an I-20 form before applying for a visa. The requirements for obtaining an I-20 form are:

  • Academic acceptance
  • Payment of $3,000 starting Fall 2013 (not required for citizens of Canada or Mexico, $2000 for Summer 2013)
  • Submit the Estimated Budget Sheet showing evidence of financial resources for one academic year. That evidence should include a notarized affidavit of support for all personal funds and/or sponsorships, as well as bank documentation for the previous 12 months.
  • A full semester payment in advance is required for all MDiv students, citizens of Kenya and Ethiopia.


Financial advisors are assigned based on the student’s last name.

& VA Students
Fares Magesa 269-471-3365
D-K Mersha Rowley 269-471-6597
L-Q Terrance W. Mann 269-471-6385
R-Z Qaisar Ayaz 269-471-6387


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