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International students must meet similar requirements as freshmen or transfer candidates, as the case warrants. Additionally, international applicants, including transient students, need to submit the following materials:
- A completed International Student Application and Confidential Financial Statement - International transient students currently attending U.S. institutions need to submit the following materials:
- The Transient Student application.
- An official letter of good standing from the Academic Dean or Registrar of the college or university in which the student is enrolled.
- A photocopy of the front and back of the current INS Form I-20-ID (Student) or DS-2019, visa and I-94
- International transient students sponsored through a Jacksonville University approved program need to submit the following materials:
- Academic Records - Certified true copies of the original, official transcripts and diploma or leaving certificate are required, accompanied by original, certified true English translations where necessary. Records must include a copy of the official grading scale used at each institution.
- An official letter of English proficiency from the Chair of the English Department at the host institution.
- Academic Records
- Certified true copies of the original, official high school transcripts and diploma or leaving certificate are required, accompanied by original, certified true English translations where necessary. Records must include a copy of the official grading scale used at each institution. Selected international transcripts may need to be submitted by the applicant to a professional evaluation service.
- Demonstrated English Proficiency
- Demonstrated English proficiency is required of all international students. Students whose first language is not English or who are from a country where English is not the official first language may demonstrate proficiency by submitting original copies of score reports, certificates or transcripts of the following:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of either 540 on the paper-based exam or 207 on the computer-based exam.
- The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum of a band six (6).
- Exceptions to the English language proficiency testing requirements described above may be made on an individual basis. English language proficiency may be demonstrated through a combination of other assessments, including, but not limited to the following:
- Completion of high school (secondary school) where English is the language of instruction and at least one year of English language study was completed with grades of “C” or higher.
- Completion of at least 15 semester credits at an accredited college or university in the United States, including English composition or equivalent courses, with grades of “C” or higher.
- Completion of the College Board SAT writing and critical reading tests with acceptable scores.
- SAT or ACT Scores
- Scores are requested but not required of students whose first language is not English.
- Official SAT or ACT score reports are required of students whose first language is English. Exemptions to this requirement include transfer students who have completed at least 30 semester credits at an accredited college or university in the United States.
- Applicants intending to play intercollegiate sports at JU must submit SAT scores and the Educational History form.
- Letter of Recommendation
- One letter of recommendation may be submitted by the headmaster, principal, director, president or dean of students at the previously attended institution, or by another educator able to evaluate the applicant’s ability to succeed at Jacksonville University. All recommendations must be in English or be accompanied by an original, certified true English translation.
- Transfer Verification Form
- A photocopy of the front and back of the student’s I-20 or DS-2019, F-1 visa, I-94 card, and identification page from the passport are also required.
- SAT/ACT scores and high school transcripts are not required if a minimum of 30 semester credits have been completed in the United States.
- U.S. high school transfer (Extension of Stay) – INS regulations concerning Extension of Stay require that applicants who are on a student visa (F-1), with a “date-certain” period on their I-94, at a high school in the United States, should either depart the United States after their high school program or submit an application for an extension of stay and transfer of schools to INS before the ending date on their I-94.
- Confidential Financial Statement
- International students at JU are required to show financial resources of slightly more than the minimum cost for tuition, living expenses and insurance during an academic year (nine months). Also, international students are not permitted by U.S. law to work off campus. This restricts international students to on-campus jobs that pay only minimum wage. However, JU does offer scholarship awards to new international students for academic excellence. No application for financial aid is necessary. A determination of award is made after a review of transcripts and test scores. Some scholarships are also available to international students excelling in art, dance, music, theater and athletics. It may be possible to find additional sources of support in Funding for U.S. Study, which is published by the Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017-3580, USA.
Transfer of Credit from Foreign Institutions - To transfer credits from a foreign institution, applicants must submit official transcripts or certified true copies from each institution attended and an original, certified true English translation, if necessary. In addition, transcripts must be accompanied by an original, official transcript evaluation.
The outside agency of choice for evaluation of foreign credentials is World Education Services (WES). A WES application will be mailed to the applicant if requested. Applicants may, however, use the services of any member of the National Association for Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The applicant is responsible for the cost and the timeliness of the credential evaluation.
Applicants may be granted admission to JU and permitted to register for classes without an official evaluation, but transfer credit will not be awarded until the official evaluation is received in the Registrar’s Office.
Applicants should note that all documents become the property of Jacksonville University and will not be returned to them.