FRESHMAN STUDENTS

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ADMISSION & ENROLLMENT

  • Go here to create an account.
  • Complete the contact information section. 
  • Complete the address information section. 
  • Select "Undergraduate" as your level and "Freshman" as your student type.
  • Create a secure password following the instructions.
  • Click on “Create My Account.”
  • Once you log in, the system will show you the “My account” page. 
  • Click on “Applications,” located in the menu in the top right corner of the “My account” page.
  • Select the type of application you will be completing. 
  • Be sure to have the contact information for two non-family references (principal, guidance counselor, teacher, pastor, etc).
  • Complete and submit the application. 
  • Pay the nonrefundable $30 application fee. 

Please note: During the application process, you may pause and then resume your online application.

 

  • After an application is submitted, the “My account” page will show the option to “Submit supplemental items” at the bottom of the page to review any additional materials.
  • Click on “Submit supplemental items”
  • Upload all admission documents listed such as test scores, transcripts, etc.

Please note: Complete your application by July 15 for the fall semester, November 15 for the spring semester.

  • Once your application is complete, our admissions team will review all your documents and make an admission decision. 
  • After the decision is made, we will send your admission decision letter.
  • Upon admission, we’ll share the continuing steps you’ll need to take before your registration process is complete. 

Please note: An admission decision may take four weeks or longer for applications requiring a committe evaluation.

UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly into the application system during the application process.

For educational institutions outside the United States, prospective students must upload both original language and word-for-word English translation (unless transcripts are routinely issued in English by the institution).*

*The Enrollment office reserves the right to request external credential evaluations for international transcripts.

Important notice:

  • If you haven’t finished high school yet, you can send a partial transcript (completed through your Junior year) for an early decision from us.
  • All admitted students are required to submit official final transcripts after admission decision.

 

ADMISSION GPA

You must have a high school GPA of 2.50 or higher (or an overall GED score at the 50th percentile or higher).

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY COUNTRY

International credentials requirements may be different from country to country for more information visit our International Credential page.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS

An official transcript is an academic record that has been received from an issuing institution or a secure, authenticated designated party. It must bear an institutional validation (such as seal, logo, or watermark), date, and appropriate signature. Transcripts received that do not meet these requirements will not be considered official.

Official Transcript Accepted Practices:

  • Transcripts processed by the High School attended and mailed directly to the Enrollment office in a sealed envelope.

Undergraduate Admissions

Andrews University
4150 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs MI 49104-0740

Additional International Transcript Accepted Practices:

  • A certified (true) copy of the original transcript attested by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, Justice of the Peace, etc.)

  • Official transcripts hand-delivered to the Enrollment Office in an official institutional envelope, sealed by the issuing institution.

  • If an official transcript cannot be provided, an original transcript hand-delivered to the Enrollment Office may be accepted.  

 

ENTRANCE EXAMS (ACT, SAT, and PSAT)

We look for:

  • ACT/SAT is not required for international students.
  • ACT with a minimum score of 20 on each subject test or
  • SAT scores of at least 530 Evidence Based Reading & Writing and 520 Math.
  • Juniors in high school may be eligible for early admissions with a PSAT composite score of 1100 or higher and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 after the first semester.

 

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS

English is the language of instruction at Andrews University. International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. English Proficiency tests must be taken within two years prior to admission.

Minimum Englsih Proficency tests scores:

English Proficiency Test Minimum Scores Required
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)* 80
IELTS (Academic) 6.5
PTE (Academic) 54
Duolingo English test (Certified)** 110

* Paper-based TOEFL is only accepted when administered by our Center for Intensive English Programs.

** Duolingo is only valid when certified and received directly from Duolingo. Accepted for students applying for Summer and Fall semesters 2020 in response to COVID-19.

Our campus also offers the services of ESL classes,  however, please remember that an academic acceptance for our ESL program does not guarantee future admission into degree seeking programs. To learn more about the Center for Intensive English programs please visit the CIEP webpage.

WELCOME HOMESCHOOLERS

If you have been homeschooled, you have the same requirements as a prospective freshman who has been in a traditional school.

  • You will need to submit a transcript with a cumulative GPA, completed and signed by the person who directed your program.A GED certificate is needed if a transcript is unavailable.
  • Our distance learning program, Griggs International Academy, is a secondary education program. Griggs will work with homeschool students who take a minimum of their last three high school courses through Griggs to develop and grant a high school diploma. 

Need help?  Call 269-471-6343 or 269-471-6718 for additional info on making a transcript and/or other issues. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

FINANCIAL REVIEW/I-20

All international students who attend Andrews University will need to document that they have adequate financial resources to cover at least one year of overall annual costs at Andrews University.

The following are the I-20 requirements:

  • Copy of passport and mailing address to send the I-20 form.
  • Estimated Budget sheet form showing evidence of financial resources for one academic year.
  • Financial statements showing your ability to cover your first-year expenses.
  • $3,000 International Student Deposit (not required for citizens of Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada or Mexico)
  • $100 non-refundable International Student Fee.
  • $6,000 advance payment for first semester tuition & fees.

For complete details on the I-20 process, see here. If you have additional questions, please email isfs@andrews.edu.

 

YOUR VISA INTERVIEW

Once all the I-20 requirements are submitted the Office of International Student Services will process and mail to you the I-20. 

When you receive your I-20 document, you will be ready to schedule an appointment at the closest U.S. Embassy or Consulate office. Ideally, you’ll want to plan to have your U.S. Embassy/Consulate interview no later than one to two months before the date classes begin.

  • After receiving the I-20 form, please pay your I-901 fee and print a copy of the receipt.
  • Book your embassy appointment and apply for an F1 student visa or other appropriate visa (email iss@andrews.edu for details). 

You can find a full set of guidelines to help prepare for your visa interview here. After your student visa is approved, you are ready to travel to the United States of America!

 

 

TRAVELING TO ANDREWS

When you enter the United States for the first time as a student, by air or by border crossing, you must present your passport with student visa and your I-20.

  • Please request all documents inspected by customs officers to be returned as they are your property and you are required to show them at each port of entry.
  • For a complete review of the steps and documents needed, see here.

For more information on how to get to our campus, see here. Don't forget to stop by International Student Services office as soon as you arrive at Andrews University as we will need to sign your I-20 and make a copy of your student visa.

SOME FINAL STEPS TO TAKE TO PREPARE FOR ANDREWS UNIVERSITY

We want your final steps to be smooth and enjoyable! Each of these eight final steps is important to your final preparation to come and study with us.

  1. GET CONNECTED. Activate your Andrews username. You can learn about how to activate your user name by watching this video.
  2. STUDY PLAN. You can see your advisor's contact information on your iVue page.
  3. HOUSING – DINING - INSURANCE. Review options for housing, dining, and insurance. You can learn about housing by watching the following videos: Housing Options and Housing Application
  4. REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT. Visit Registration Central to register and complete your housing, dining, insurance and financial plans.You can learn about how to register by watching this video.
  5. FINANCIAL PLAN. Clear financially with your financial advisor. You can learn about how to financially clear by watching this video.
  6. BOOKS AND MATERIALS. Purchase textbooks and a great selection of supplies and University merchandise at the bookstore.
  7. STUDENT EMPLOYMENT.  Find current positions posted at Student Employment. Find out more about  student employment on campus if you are interested in part-time work while you study, and review current job openings here. Please note that international students who wish to work are limited to 20 hours of work per week, and may only work on campus.
  8. TRANSPORTATION. Arrange transportation and pick-up at the South Bend airport and other local transportation depots.

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