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Policies & Requirements for International Student Admissions | Print |

International Student Admissions

Jefferson College is authorized under federal law to enroll international students. Admission inquiries should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Records. All individuals who have questions regarding the application and enrollment of international students should contact the Office of Admissions and Student Records at least 60 days prior to the date classes begin. 

Semester Application Deadline
Fall 2014: June 18, 2014
Spring 2015: November 13, 2014



All submitted documents must be translated to English before submission to the College. International students must complete the application process which includes:

1. International Application for Admission

An International Student Application must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. The form must specify full-time enrollment status (12 or more credit hours). Students who indicated a desire to complete the Associate of Arts transfer degree will be issued an F-1 visa. Students who indicate a desire to complete an Associate of Applied Science two-year degree will be issued an M-1 visa.

2. The Signature Page and $25.00 US application fee must be submitted with the International Student Application.

3. Evidence of English Proficiency through one of the following (scores must be withing the past two years):

- A minimum score of 475 (paper-based) or 152 (computer-based) or 52 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

- Completed ELS level of 109.

- A minimum band score of 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

- A minimum ACT English score of 18.

- A diploma from a secondary institution in an English speaking country (United States, Canada, England, Republic of Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand) with a minimum of two years of successful full-time study with English as the medium of instruction.

- Score COMPASS ESL - Level 3.

4. Transcripts - Applicants must submit certified official transcripts of all secondary (high school) and college grades, certificates and diplomas.  Transcripts from U.S. high schools, colleges, or universities should be sent directly from that institution to Jefferson College's International Student Advisor. Transcripts must:

-be certified and translated into English

-contain descriptive titles of courses studied

-contain final grades in each course

-provide an explanation of the grading system

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5. Certification of Finances

- Applicants must complete an International Student Financial Support Form

- Applicants must provide documentation from a banking institution showing financial support sufficient to cover all cost/expenses and return transportation without the need for local financial assistance or employment.  This financial documentation must be notarized (have official signature or seal) and not be more than four months old.

(If a student will be receiving an athletic scholarship, the Letter of Intent from Jefferson College's Athletic Director must be provided to show what expenses are being covered. The student is still responsible for showing financial proof for any remaining expenses not covered by the scholarship, such as the mandatory health insurance.)

6. Proof of Medical Insurance – All international students must have health insurance. International students can either enroll in a group health insurance plan through Jefferson College or can be insured through a private agency. Premium payments for 12 months through Jefferson's insurance plan will be charged to students' accounts and will be due at the time of enrollment. Students insured through another agency must provide proof of insurance upon arrival at Jefferson College.

7. If an international student is TRANSFERRING from another US university or college, please submit the following in addition to the items above: 

- Applicants transferring from an educational institution in the United States must complete the International Student Transfer Supplemental Form, have a 2.0 grade average, have been enrolled as a full-time student at the previous school and furnish a copy of their Form I-94.  Applicants who have earned in excess of 45 semester hours from another college or university may be denied admission. Applicants enrolling at Jefferson as part-time students, who are currently attending other institutions on student visas, must provide the following: an Admissions application, proof of English proficiency, and a letter from the international student advisor at the institution where the applicant is currently attending that indicates the student is in good standing.

                                            Additional Information

Payment of Tuition - Tuition must be paid in full at the time of enrollment each semester.

Falsification - Falsification of any required information or documentation will cause the application for admission to be rejected, or may result in immediate dismissal if the student is already enrolled.

Satisfactory Progress - To retain F-1 status, a non-immigrant student must  complete a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above and complete a certificate or a degree program in six semesters.

Financial Support - F-1 and M-1 students are not normally eligible for federal financial assistance  programs.  Jefferson College has no scholarships for international students.  An international student should not plan on working, either on or off campus, to help pay college expenses.

For questions regarding this information, please contact Stacy Dean at (636) 481-3216, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 June 2014 )
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