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A student who is neither a U.S. citizen or a U.S. permanent resident and is completing or has completed high school or secondary school and has not taken a college or university course after high school completion. These are transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur, or other school certificates. These records should include an official English translation of the subjects you have studied and the grades you made in each subject. It is very important to explain the grading system of each school.
International Freshmen Admissions Requirements
- Official School Records - The successful freshman applicant will demonstrate his or her potential for success by completing a College Preparatory Curriculum with a cumulative average of 2.0 on the defined preparatory courses. For more information see the College Preparatory Curriculum. Official school records, including official high school and college transcripts, must be translated into English prior to being sent to the Admissions Office. All transcripts issued by high schools and colleges not located in the U.S. must be sent to a third party evaluation company.
- Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores (550 on the standard, 213 on the computer-based version or 77 on the internet based TOEFL). This test is required for all international students except those whose native
language is English.
- The following countries are exempt from the TOEFL requirement:
- American Samoa
- Canada (note: Quebec students must take the TOEFL)
- Grand Cayman
- New Zealand
- Sierra Leone
- United Kingdom
- Information about this test can be found at many schools or at U.S. embassies, consulates or offices. If information is not available in your country, you may write to TOEFL, Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA. Their website is www.toefl.org.
SAT or ACT scores; The SAT and ACT tests the students ability to complete college based courses. SAT or ACT is required for all students. A score of at least 800 combined on critical reading and math on the SAT or a score of at least 17 composite on the ACT is required.
Mail all admissions documents to:
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
Once your application is complete with a copy of your passport, original bank certification, original transcripts and course by course evaluations have been received and processed, you will be issued a letter of acceptance or denial. If accepted, you will be issued an I-20 form, an immigration document, stating that you have been accepted into a degree program here at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Once you receive this I-20 and pay your SEVIS fee, you must apply for a student visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate. This visa stamp in your passport shows the visa status you will hold while here in the U.S. You are permitted to enter the country within 30 days of the start of your program stated on your I-20, but no earlier.