International StudentsSt. Catharine College Welcomes Students from Abroad
St. Catharine College welcomes international students like you to our safe and friendly campus each year.
Your Enrollment Starts with These Steps:
1. Complete your application and submit with your $15 non-refundable application fee to Admissions.
2. Submit evidence of English proficiency if your native language is not English. Proficiency may be demonstrated by one of the following:
- Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and arrange for the official score report to be sent to St. Catharine College. The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admissions is 527 on the paper-based, 197 on the computer-based, and 71 on the internet-based. The school’s code is 1690. Information on these tests in available by writing TOEFL, Educational Testing Service (ETS), PO Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08541-6151 or by visiting www.ets.org. Applicants with lower scores may be considered by the Admissions and Scholastic Standing Committee.
- Satisfactory completion of one year of English instruction at another regionally accredited college or university of the United States.
3. Arrange for the Admissions office to receive an official and final transcript for all courses attempted and completed in secondary school showing graduation date (equivalent of U.S. High School). If the transcript is not in English, it must be accompanied by an authorized English translation.
4. Arrange for the Admissions Office to receive official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously and currently attended. You will be required to have your transcripts evaluated by World Educational Services. For more information on this service visit www.wes.org.
5. To be accepted to the College, an international student must show proof of suitable international insurance including repatriation benefit. The benefits will need to be delivered in English.
6. All international students are required to send the Admissions Office a bank statement showing their current account balance. Students from foreign countries are required to make a payment for the first semester in full by money order, credit card, or by check payable through a United States Bank before arriving at SCC. No student will be allowed to move into the residence halls without making payment in full.
*This is a United States Federal government requirement that allows the student to demonstrate financial support.
Upon receipt of the bank statement, St. Catharine College will issue the I-20 form needed by the individual to obtain a student visa.
7. It is preferred that persons whose native language is not English apply for admission in the Fall semester. Transfer students from other regionally accredited colleges or universities will be considered individually for Fall or Spring enrollment.
Note: Because American immigration, visa, and foreign student travel regulations and laws are in a state of change, non-citizen applicants are advised to contact both the College and the appropriate Embassy or Consulate to determine the most recent requirements.
If you have questions, please contact Admissions at 859-336-5082 or email us with your questions. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!
Please send your completed application to:
St. Catharine College
Attn: Office of Admissions
St. Catharine, KY 40061
Consider these options to consider your exploration of St. Catharine College:
- In the US already? Plan a visit to campus or participate in a Patriot Preview Day to see our new facilities, meet our faculty and learn more about our programs.
- Explore our degree and certificate program listings to learn more about how St. Catharine College can help you attain your career goals.
- Learn more about campus life, activities and culture and explore our Photo Gallery to "meet" your future classmates.
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