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Point welcomes international students who are interested in enrollment! An international applicant is a non-immigrant, seeking to obtain an F-1 visa (student visa) to enter the United States to study at Point University OR a non-immigrant currently studying in the United States on an F-1 visa, seeking to transfer to Point University. In addition to the regular admission process, all international students must provide the following:

Deadline for Fall Term (August) Admission: July 1
Deadline for Spring Term (January) Admission: December 1

TRANSCRIPTS

TRANSCRIPTS FROM OTHER (NON-UNITED STATES) COUNTRIES OR IN LANGUAGES OTHER THAN AMERICAN ENGLISH:  Applicants who graduated from foreign schools or attended foreign colleges (post-secondary) are responsible for the submission of certified, translated and evaluated copies of all final academic records (transcripts) for those educational institutions.  The official translation/evaluation must be performed by a recognized foreign credentials evaluation service that is selected by the applicant.  The foreign credentials evaluation service must be recognized as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://naces.org) or the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (http://www.aice-eval.org).

The translation/evaluation of each document must be in American English and provide each of the following with the recommended U.S. academic equivalence:

  1. Identification of the document (e.g., academic transcript, examination record, diploma, etc.), the issuing institution and its location;
  2. Explanation of the status of the institution, purpose of the educational program and level of study;
  3. Confirmation of each credential earned;
  4. A course-by-course evaluation that lists each subject studied by academic year with the level of study, credit or semester hours, and grade (A, B, C, D or F);
  5. The final cumulative (overall) grade point average on a 4-point scale for each educational program completed.

The applicant selects the foreign credentials evaluation service and provides the academic records to it for evaluation (and translation, if required).  The certified translation/evaluation must be mailed directly to Point’s Office of Admission by the foreign credentials evaluation service.  Applicants are responsible for paying all associated fees and costs and for ensuring the timely submission of the certified translation/evaluation.  Foreign credential evaluation services typically take three to six weeks (and sometimes longer) to provide evaluation reports.

 

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY

If English is not your first language, proof of English proficiency must be shown by submitting a TOEFL score of at least 80 on the iBt (with a minimum score of 20 in each section) OR score 550 on the paper based exam, OR score 213 on the computer-based exam. All score reports must be official. TOEFL scores must be less than two years old if the student has not been studying at an institution in the United States since taking the exam.

If English is not your first language, proof of English proficiency must be shown by submitting an official SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 470 or higher OR submit an official transcript showing that the equivalent of ENG 101 and 102 (Critical Reading and Writing or first-year composition class) have been passed with a grade of C or higher at an accredited institution in the United States.

CERTIFICATE OF FINANCES

Since international students are not generally permitted to hold a job off campus and may work only 20 hours on campus, evidence of financial ability to attend the institution must be supplied. The certificate of finances, detailing the means of support and amount of contribution of supporting parties, must be completed with original signatures, and notarized or certified by bank officialsClick here for the Certificate of Finances and Itemized Explanation.

 

FORMS FOR INTERNATIONAL ADMISSION

A checklist is provided for your reference.  Applications are not considered complete until all items have been received. Click here for the Point University Checklist for International Admission.

Application for Admission
Spiritual Reference Form
International Certification of Finances Form (with itemized explanation)
Affidavit of Financial Support
Immunization and Medical History Form

An I-20 form will be issued only after all documents have been received and final, regular admission is granted. Any international admitted to the United States on an F-1 visa is required by federal law to be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester.

Below are some helpful links for international students:

U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement: Arrival at a U.S. Port of Entry… What a Student Can Expect
U.S.Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
Foreign Consular Offices in the United States