Covenant defines international students as anyone who is not a citizen of the United States of America.
In addition to completing all admissions procedures, international applicants must complete the International Student Certification of Finances form. We will not process an international student’s application for admission until we have received a written guarantee that the student’s finances will be covered while he or she is a student at Covenant, and we cannot issue paperwork for a student visa without a guarantee of finances. Two months minimum should be allowed to obtain a student visa.
College credits taken in the home country may not apply toward any Covenant master’s degree program.
International Student Certification of Finances – MAT Applicants
International Student Certification of Finances – MEd Applicants
Additional requirements for international applicants include:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – required for international students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 550 (paper-based exam) or 215 (computer-based exam) or 80 (internet-based exam) is required. An official score report should be submitted to Covenant College (code 6124). Information about the TOEFL may be obtained from the Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA or www.ets.org/toefl.
- International transcripts submitted for admission must be evaluated and authenticated. The following organizations are reputable such that Covenant College will accept a course evaluation and a degree confirmation. All are well established and have different fee structures and time lines of services so the applicant may select the organization they prefer to utilize.
International Education Evaluations, Inc.
Foreign Credentials Service of America
Josef Silny & Associates
World Education Services
New York, NY
Started approximately 1980
Educational Credential Evaluators
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.
Offices in Texas, Mississippi and Virginia
Offices in Lancaster, PA and Dallas, TX