Resources for International Applicants
Applications from international students are welcomed for our on-campus degree program offerings.
Generally, immigration regulations allow three online credits to count toward full-time requirements for F-1/J-1 students. For immigration purposes, hybrid classes are considered in-person classes. However, for some sponsors hybrid classes are considered online classes. Many sponsors have strict policies and limits regarding the number of online or hybrid classes a student can take throughout their degree program at Prescott College. If you fail to adhere to sponsor policy, you may be responsible for the cost of those classes. Additionally, you may encounter diploma authentication issues with the Ministry of Education of your home country after graduating.
English Language Proficiency
International applicants whose primary language is not English, or who attended school in a non-English speaking country, must prove English proficiency. Applicants must demonstrate the following minimum scores taken within the last two years to demonstrate their English proficiency to demonstrate academic readiness to pursue their undergraduate or graduate level studies at our institution.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 on the paper-based, 213 on the computer-based, 79 on the Internet-based, or 20 in each section of the revised paper-delivered test.
- IELTS academic band score of a 6.5
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (ESOL) score of a B or higher
- PTE score of at least 53
International Educational Evaluation
Transcripts from other countries must be evaluated by an international credential evaluation service. Original or certified educational documents of high school and/or college transcripts and proof of a conferred degree is required. All international applicants or students who are U. S. citizens who have obtained high school or college/university credit from an institution outside of the United States must submit official transcripts for an evaluation by an approved and accredited NACES agency, click here for a full listing.
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- International Educational Research Foundation
- Josef Silny
- World Education Services
A course-by-course evaluation report is required. Since the evaluation process may take several weeks to complete, please your application completion process accordingly to our priority deadlines.
Demonstrated Financial Support
All accepted international students (including students living in Canada and Mexico) must demonstrate ability to meet educational expenses while studying at Prescott College for the first year. This is called “financial certification.” This is the same standard that consular and Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) officers will use to determine a student’s financial stability. Students should anticipate that they will be required to present documentary evidence of financial support at the time they apply for a visa and again to the CIS when they arrive in the United States. Funds may come from any dependable source, including scholarships, fellowships, sponsoring agencies, personal funds, or funds from the student’s family. Documentation of personal or family funds should be on bank letterhead stationery, or in the form of legally binding affidavit from CIS. It may be wise to get several sets of original financial documents.
All accepted international students will be required to proof of their identity through a valid passport to apply for a F-1 student visa. Students with a current active F-1 student visa from another U. S. college or university may request a transfer through the institution’s designated school officer. Additional information on the F-1 student visa process can be found on the U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement web site.