Covenant College defines international students as anyone who is not a citizen of the United States of America. International applicants must submit the following in addition to standard admissions requirements:
A. The International Student Certification of Finances form prior to, or along with, submitting the application for admission. The form is provided here. The certification form must be supported with a copy of a bank statement or letter from a bank confirming the availability of financial resources to pay for educational expenses. If a third party sponsor or organization will be providing resources for the student, a similar confirmation of resources from an individual or a letter from an organization should be included.
One to two months should be allowed for processing certification of finances and two months minimum should be allowed to obtain a student visa.
International Student Certification of Finances– MAT Applicants
International Certification of Finances – MEd Applicants
B. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Syhstem (IELTS) — required for international students whose native language is not English. A minimum score of 577 (paper-based exam) or 233 (computer-based exam) or 90 (internet-based exam) is required for the TOEFL, and a minimum of 7 is required for the IELTS. 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 English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test. Information about the IELTS may be obtained www.ielts.org.
C. 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
D. A copy of the biographical page of applicant’s passport.
E. Note: college credits taken in the home country may not apply toward any Covenant master’s degree program.