Admission Requirements for International Students on F-1 Student Visas

International students who need an I-20 form 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 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. The submission of a lower than minimum TOEFL score would be considered when accompanied by an SAT score above 1000 or an ACT score above 22.
  2. 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 2.5 or higher and the English-language education was within the past three years. Students who are not required to provide evidence of English language proficiency must submit their official SAT or ACT scores.
  3. Transcript evaluation, overall and course by course, completed by:

    World Education Services (WES)
    P.O. Box 5087
    Bowling Green Station, New York, NY 10274-5087
    Telephone: 212-966-6311 or 

    WES does require a fee for translation. Official evaluations must be sent directly from World Education Services for the specific academic program in lieu of official transcripts from countries other than the United States;
  4. Georgian Court University Financial Support Documentation; and
  5. Georgian Court University Student Health Form.
  6. 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 (12 or more credits per semester).
  7. 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 The student must then visit an embassy or consulate to obtain the visa and receive any additional information. Further information can be found at International students may take only one course online per semester if in the United States on a student visa.

Georgian Court University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.