International Applicants

International students whose first language is not English submit the TOEFL or IELTS. Please have an official score report sent to us (college number 6124). We require a minimum total score of 550 (paper-based), 215 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-based) for the TOEFL, or a minimum of 7 for the IELTS Academic test. International Students are also required to submit a copy of the biographical page of their passport.

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:

  1. 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
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test. Information about the IELTS may be obtained
  2. 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.

Charlotte, NC


Started 1981

Foreign Credentials Service of America


Austin, TX


Since 1987

Josef Silny & Associates

Miami, FL


Started 1987

World Education Services

New York, NY


Started approximately 1980

Educational Credential Evaluators

Milwaukee, WI


Started 1980

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

Offices in Texas, Mississippi and Virginia


Started 1990

Transcript Research


Offices in Lancaster, PA and Dallas, TX