International students can easily assimilate into the spirit of their new U.S. school with support from school faculty and student leaders. An International Students’ Advisor is available at most schools to assist students in adjusting to their new environment and to guide them through any required paper work and new governmental requirements.
International students can help avoid delays in the processing of their applications by giving attention to the following requirements:
1. International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and submit the scores to the Admissions Office, unless they are residents of English-speaking countries. For information concerning the time and place where the test will be given, the prospective student should write to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 09549.
2. International applicants will be expected to have successfully completed all national or regional school examinations, school qualifying examinations, and university entrance examinations.
3. International applicants are also required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test if they will enroll as freshmen. This test should be taken in time to allow the results to be sent to the respective Admissions Office prior to consideration for admission.
4. An International student must file an Affidavit of Support indicating who will be responsible for his/her expenses while attending school. In addition to the Affidavit of Support, a Financial Resource Statement (a recent bank statement) indicating the ability of the sponsor to support the applicant is required. The Immigration Form 1-20 will be a part of the formal acceptance packet. International students may compete for academic scholarships. However, only citizens of the United States are eligible to receive Federal Financial Assistance.