Calling all international applicants! We are excited you’ve decided to apply to the College of Athens!
International Students interested in enrolling at College of Athens should follow the steps below to get started. Contact the Office of Admissions at 706-769-1472 or email@example.com with any questions.
Complete the online ADMISSIONS APPLICATION including your Personal Statement of Faith and submit the application fee of $35. Detailed instructions for completing your application portfolio are found at the link above. You can save your application and return to it during the process. Having some basic background information prepared beforehand will help you during this process.
Recommendations. Request that two references be submitted via the online Admissions Application (they must be in English). One reference should be faith-based, the other should address the applicant’s intellectual ability to be successful in a college-level ministry preparation program. References must have known the applicant for a minimum of one year.
Due to the difficulty in interpreting international transcripts, a SpanTran evaluation is required of all students who have studied outside of the United States. All official transcripts from non-US educational institutions high school as well as any post-secondary transcripts must be translated (if non-English) and sent directly to SpanTran by the issuing institution. This is a requirement before your admissions file will be considered complete. If you are applying for graduate programs, you do not need to submit a high school transcript. To order an evaluation, go to SpanTran Pathways – College of Athens. You should apply for the course-by-course evaluation if you have completed any university-level coursework by clicking here.
The financial affidavit is required of all F-1 international applicants. It is the applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that sufficient funding is available to meet all college and living expenses for his/her first year of study for the program. The College of Athens is required by United States government regulations to verify that international students have adequate funding to cover all costs. Therefore, CoA issues an I-20 only after this form is completed and returned with the necessary support documents. You will need this same proof to apply for your F-1 visa at the U.S. Consulate and should therefore keep a copy of this form and all supporting documents.
The current estimate of expenses for an international F-1 student at the College of Athens for one academic year is $25,000. Please submit the appropriate supporting documentation. All F-1 students accompanied by dependents (spouses and children under the age of 21) must have an additional $4,000 per year of support for the first dependent and $2,000 per year for each additional dependent. This is an estimate and subject to change without notice.
Click here to complete the financial affidavit form.
Provide proof of English proficiency. Students who are non-native speakers of English, who transfer from an institution of higher education outside the U.S. where English was not the language of instruction, are required to submit an English language proficiency exam score from one of the approved providers below along with their foreign credentials. ONE of the following conditions must be met:
–TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) score of 80/120. Our TOEFL Code is: C982.
–SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing score of 480, or ACT English score of 17, or ACT reading score of 17. The Designated Institution (DI) Codes for CoA are: ACT: 0675 SAT: 7066 AP: 7066 TOEFL: C982.
—A waiver of the English proficiency requirement can be applied to students who have successfully completed academic instruction in English. Successful completion can be demonstrated by one of the following methods: 1) Proof of degree at the secondary or collegiate level either outside or inside the U.S. where English is the official language of the academic instruction. 2) Proof of completion of the equivalent of English 1101 and/or 1102 with a grade of B or better in both courses, at an accredited U.S. institution.
–A passing score of 110 or higher on the Duolingo English proficiency test: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants
Our admissions department is excited to hear from you. We are open Monday thru Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm Eastern Standard Time.
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