Admission Procedures for International Students in F-1 Student Status for Graduate Students

International students who need an F-1 Student Visa must present official documents by May 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester. In addition to the requirements of the specific program, the following items are needed to process an application for admission:

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or higher on the paper test or 79 or higher on the Internet-based test; OR an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test score of 6 or higher. Test scores must be from tests taken within the last three years. Students who are native citizens of countries whose principal language is English are not required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. A waiver of the requirement to provide evidence of proficiency may be granted to students who present evidence of at least one year of high-school or higher level education with English as the language of instruction, provided that the student’s performance was the equivalent of a GPA of 3.0 or higher and the English-language education was within the past three years.
  2. Transcript evaluation, overall and course by course, completed by:

    World Education Services
    P.O. Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    (http://www.wes.org)

    WES does require a fee for translation. Official evaluations must be sent directly from World Education Services to the office of graduate admissions in lieu of official transcripts from countries other than the United States.
  3. Georgian Court Financial Support Documentation
  4. Georgian Court Health Form
  5. Upon acceptance to Georgian Court, students must submit a nonrefundable tuition deposit of USD $250.00 before issuance of an I-20 form. Applicants must apply for full-time status (9 or more credits per semester). It is the responsibility of the student to verify that the graduate program in which the student wishes to enroll will offer enough credits for the student to maintain full-time status for the duration of the program. Upon receipt of the I-20 form, students must pay the U.S. immigration SEVIS I-901 fee. For more information on this fee, please go to http://www.fmjfee.com. The student must then visit an embassy or consulate to obtain the visa and receive any additional information. International students may take only one course online per semester if in the United States on a student visa.

This school is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.