Intl Students

International Students - General Info

  1. An applicant must have English language ability adequate to enable the student to profit from instruction at the college level.  A student is not admitted solely for special training in English.  Adequacy of English proficiency is determined by a minimum 500 score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), administered worldwide by the Educational Testing Service, Box 6155, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6155; if the test is not available in the applicant's area, results of a standardized test administered at a U. S. consulate or other authorized test center may be substituted.
  2. An applicant must offer evidence of academic achievement equivalent to an American high school education with a B (above average) record in secondary school subjects and meet the minimum SAT and/or TOEFL score required for the program of his/her choice.  It is the student's responsibility to submit all transcripts translated into English if the originals are in another language.  The SAT and/or TOEFL should be taken prior to coming to the United States.
  3. All applicants must present an affidavit of support for him/herself and for all members of his/her family who will accompany him/her to Florence during the period of attendance at the College.  Estimated costs include:   the out-of-country tuition fee; living expenses; textbooks and supplies; transportation to, from, and in the United States; and miscellaneous expenses.  An applicant should anticipate tuition and living cost increases in subsequent years.
  4. At the opening of a semester, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age.   An exception to this is a graduate of an accredited United States high school.
  5. All international students who are accepted must take the College's placement tests.  Placement into the appropriate level of courses will be determined by the tests. International students must arrange to be on campus approximately one week prior to registration for the proposed term of entry.  Failure to complete placement tests may result in denial of acceptance into programs.