International Transfer Students
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A student who is neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident and has taken a college or university course after graduating from high school or secondary school.
International Transfers Admission Requirements
International students who are applying for admission and have completed courses at post-secondary institutions are considered to be transfer students and must meet the transfer student requirements outlined in this Bulletin under Transfer Admission. If the applicant has completed fewer than 30 semester hours of college-level work, s/he must meet both transfer and freshman entrance requirements. In addition to the application and fee, the international transfer student must submit:
- Complete official transcripts of college-level courses through the time of application; these are to be supplemented by final transcripts to reflect complete academic work prior to beginning classes at the University. Transfer students who have earned a degree or taken any courses in countries outside the United States must have an official transcript evaluated by a professional evaluation service. This evaluation must be forwarded directly to the USCB Admissions Office from the evaluation service. Students will not be considered for admissions until this evaluation is received;
- TOEFL scores (550 on the standard, 213 on the computer-based version or 77 on the internet based TOEFL); The TOEFL requirement will be waived for a transfer student if the student has completed the equivalent of USCB’s English 101 and 102 courses with a C or better at an accredited post-secondary institution in the United States.
- If the applicant has attempted less than 30 semester hours of college level work the
student must also submit:
- Official high school records must also be submitted. (If the high school is outside of the U.S. an evaluation of the high school grades need to be completed from a third party evaluation company).
- 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.
Transfer students who have earned a degree or taken any courses in countries outside the United States must have an official transcript evaluated by a professional evaluation service. This evaluation must be forwarded directly to the USCB Admissions Office from the evaluation service.
Mail all admissions documents to:
University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909
International applicants with college level work completed at a foreign school must have their foreign transcripts evaluated in a course by course format, and submitted with their application. The exceptions to this requirement are foreign schools that have an "Articulation Agreement" with USCB. Contact USCB to check if your foreign school has such an agreement. We will consider an evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The Web address is www.naces.org. Below is the contact information of the companies that provide evaluations:
Once your completed original application 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. 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.