International Student Application Instructions (Non-U.S. Citizen)

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International students (non-U.S. citizens) must fulfill the application requirements for the individual program of interest, as well as the following requirements.

Language Proficiency Tests

International applicants from countries in which English is not the native language must demonstrate their proficiency in English by taking either the Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS). The required score on the TOEFL is an Internet-based score of 80. The required score on the IELTS is a 6.5. Cedarville University's institution code for the TOEFL is 1151. Either test must be taken within the last five years. This requirement may be waived if the applicant is able so show mastery of the English language as evidenced in the undergraduate transcripts by taking a full year of English at a U.S. university or college.

Official Academic Transcripts

If transcripts are in a language other than English or are from a non-U.S. college/university (graduate students) or secondary school (adult students), the original transcript must be submitted to a credential evaluation service. The original transcript should be submitted along with the official evaluation from the evaluation agency. The cost for credential verification and translation is the responsibility of the applicant. We recommend the following credential evaluation/translation services:

International Consultants of Delaware
World Education Services (WES)
Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
International Education Research Foundation

Affidavit of Financial Support*

All international applicants who are applying for a campus-based program must submit an affidavit of financial support, along with credible documentary evidence (e.g., bank statements, fixed certificates of deposit, etc.) that they have enough readily available funds to meet all expenses (i.e., tuition, room, board, fees, textbooks) for the first year of study without having to seek outside employment. International students are limited to on-campus employment only and cannot displace qualified U.S. citizens for such positions.

*Applicable only to campus-based programs, including the Master of Science in Nursing's Family Nurse Practitioner track and the Master of Ministry