International Admissions Requirements
Complete the requirements under First-Time Students.
If you graduated in a non-English-speaking country, you are responsible to provide a certified translation of transcripts. This certification must be made by (1) a commercial certifying organization or (2) an individual with appropriate credentials in the country where you attended school. If you graduated from a homeschool or nontraditional secondary education program, see the section for Homeschool Graduates above.
International students should allow a minimum of six months to complete application procedures. PCC is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. The regular application form should be completed and returned with the Application and Reservation Fees to the Director of Admissions. The application cannot be processed until these fees are received; all payments must be in U.S. currency. International students’ accounts will be charged any handling fees assessed by a foreign bank (e.g., transfer funds, etc.). It is required by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations that international students submit to the College all application forms, academic records, test scores, and proof of financial responsibility before the Immigration Form I-20 can be sent. In addition, the College requires international students to submit one semester’s tuition, room and board, fees, and one-way transportation charges from the College to the student’s home before final acceptance can be granted and the Immigration Form I-20 will be sent. Each semester must be paid in advance.
Prospective students should take either the ACT or the SAT. Non-English-speaking students are also required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Have your TOEFL test scores sent directly from the Educational Testing Service to the Director of Admissions as soon as possible. This is done automatically if you specify our college TOEFL number 5970 when you register for this test.
The expected minimum TOEFL score is as follows:
- 500 paper-based
- 61 Internet-based
The applicant whose TOEFL composite score is below the standard may be admitted as a provisional student under Academic Watch and be required to meet weekly with an academic advisor.
All payments must be in U.S. currency. International students’ accounts will be charged any handling fees assessed by a foreign bank (e.g., transfer funds, etc.). Each semester must be paid in advance.
Pensacola Christian College does not provide financial assistance for international students. Under normal circumstances, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service will not permit international students to be employed in the United States off campus to meet their financial obligations. Therefore international students should not depend on obtaining part-time employment to meet their educational expenses. International students should carefully assess their financial resources before finalizing their college plans.
If the international student is not granted admission, the tuition, room and board, and transportation payments are refundable. United States immigration regulations mandate that no international student should travel to this country without receiving his official letter of acceptance and