International

We welcome students from more than twenty countries around the world. Our small size and integrated approach to faith and learning makes us a perfect home for international students. Here, you’ll be safe to grow in a Christian community of support.

 

International admission requirements

First-time Freshmen

International applicants must be a graduate of a secondary school system or the equivalent, and must have sufficient proficiency of the English language to study at the college level. We are authorized to grant I-20 forms for the purposes of obtaining an F-1 student visa only. In order to receive an F-1 visa, you must be a full-time student.

1. An application for admission
2. An official, translated transcript of the student’s secondary school record, preferably indicating class rank and GPA. Montreat College highly recommends, and in some instances requires, that the applicant use a transcript translation and evaluation service (see list below) in order to determine international academic credentials. Standard admission requires
3. Test scores
a. SAT or ACT scores (for students who speak English as their first language)
b. TOEFL or iTEP scores* (for students for whom English is not their first language). International applicants may also elect to submit an official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score or an American College Testing (ACT) score.

*TOEFL minimum scores:
– Paper-based test: 530
– Computer-based test: 197
– Internet-based test: 71

*iTEP minimum score: 3.7

Students who do not meet these standards are required to submit a letter of recommendation, preferably from a current teacher, and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for possible conditional acceptance. These students will be limited to enrollment in 12-14 semester credit hours for their first semester.

Transfer Students

Standard admission requirements include:

  • An application for admission
  • Transcripts from all previously attended colleges
  • Test scores:
    – SAT or ACT scores (for students who speak English as their first language)
    – TOEFL or iTEP scores* (for students for whom English is not their first language). International applicants may also elect to submit an official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score or an American College Testing (ACT) score.

If you attended any college outside of the U.S., your college transcript(s) must be evaluated. We require a course-by-course evaluation that can be requested through the following websites: