Materials necessary for international applicants are:
- An official admission application.
- An official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report sent directly from the Educational Testing Service. Paper based score should be 550 or higher; computer based score should be 213 or higher; Internet based score should be 80 or higher with subscores of 20nor higher in each of the four subsections.
- An official course-by-course evaluation by World Evaluation Service of education.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- An essay or goal statement of why you want to attend Saint Joseph's College.
- Financial statement and sponsorship letter. (For information about obtaining a student visa, contact the U.S. Department of State Visa Services.
- $35.00 (U.S.) application fee (Fee is waived if you apply online).
- Change of School Report is required for all programs if student is currently attending a school in the U.S.
Saint Joseph's College has a rolling admissions policy. Admission decisions and notifications are sent beginning September 1st, and continue through August of the following year.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Is the World Education Service evaluation required?
A course-by-course evaluation is required. For additional Information visit the World Education Service website at www.wes.org. The evaluation takes the international education and places it into the American education structure, providing a cumulative grade point average, which is necessary for the admission decision.
- From whom should the letters of recommendation come?
Three letters of recommendation are required for international applicants to our programs. The letters should be written by an academic or professional reference.
- What is the cost for international applicants?
International applicants must prove that they have the following amount of money available:
- One full year of tuition: tuition per credit hour
- Living Expenses
- Insurance and books
- Total: Tuition + Living Expenses + Insurance and books. Also, at this time any international student applying for an F1 study visa at an American embassy will be charged a processing fee.
Yes. If the international applicant has a family member to live with upon arrival in the USA, up to $5000 can be subtracted from the total above. However, notarized proof of the living arrangement must be presented
An international student cannot begin their studies until an F1 visa is issued.
An F1 visa will not be issued without an I-20 form from SJC.
An I-20 form will not be considered or issued without financial papers.
Thus, financial papers are essential to admission.
Yes. On-campus housing is available for international students.
No. All international students holding F1 visas must attend on a full-time basis.