Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Admission of International Students

The application deadline is May 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. The acceptance process must be completed by June 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester to allow sufficient time for the student to obtain an I-20 and student visa.

In addition to meeting the freshman or transfer acceptance requirements, an international student must send official copies of all education documents that are validated by school or national officials.  These should be in the original language, accompanied by a certified English translation.

Students for whom English is not their native language must demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • Minimum score on the TOEFL* (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 550 on the paper based test, or 225 on the computer based exam, or 75 on the internet based test or
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Minimum score of 3.9 on iTEP.
  • Minimum score of 80 on the Michigan* test or
  • Minimum score of 430 on the old SAT critical reading component or 23 on the new SAT Reading
  • Minimum score of 17 on the ACT English section or
  • Transfer of a minimum of 24 semester credit hours from a college or university where English is the language of instruction

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