International Students

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. For standard admission, we require:

  1. An application for admission
  2. An official, translated transcript of the student’s secondary school record, showing a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.75. Montreat College requires that the applicant use a transcript translation and evaluation service (we recommend www.foreigncredits.com) in order to determine international academic credentials.
  3. Test scores
    1. SAT or ACT scores (for students who speak English as their first language). Minimum score needed: 1080 (SAT Evidence-Based Reading + Math) or 21 (ACT)
    2. TOEFL, IELTS, or iTEP scores* (for students for whom English is not their first language). International applicants may also submit an official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score or an American College Testing (ACT) score, but not as a replacement of the TOEFL/IELTS/iTEP.

*TOEFL minimum score: 75
*IELTS minimum score: 6.0
*iTEP minimum score: 3.7

Transfer Students

Standard admission requirements include:

  1. An application for admission
  2. Transcripts from all previously attended colleges showing a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  3. Test scores:
    1. SAT or ACT scores (for students who speak English as their first language)
    2. TOEFL, IELTS or iTEP scores* (for students for whom English is not their first language; see minimum scores above). International applicants may also submit an official Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) score or an American College Testing (ACT) score, but not as a replacement of the TOEFL/IELTS/iTEP. The TOEFL/IELTS/iTEP scores can be waived if the applicant has successfully completed (with a grade of C or higher) college-level English I and II.

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:

Deadlines

Because it usually takes 4-5 weeks to obtain a student visa and prepare for arrival in the United States after an I-20 is received, please be aware of the following deadlines.

For Fall Semester

June 1: Application Deadline

July 1: Missing Information Deadline –All transcripts, transcript evaluations, and official exam results must be submitted along with housing form, financial obligation form, medical forms, and payment.

For Spring Semester

October 15: Application Deadline

November 15: Missing Information Deadline –All transcripts, transcript evaluations, and official exam results must be submitted along with housing form, financial obligation form, medical forms, and payment.