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International Student FAQs

Preguntas? Fragen? Spørgsmål?

Below are some of the most common questions. We are happy to help you discover if USCB is the right fit for you.


What is the recommended application timeline for international students?

Although the Fall semester application deadline is July 1st, international students are encouraged to begin the application process as early as January.


Is there anything special I need to do with my international transcripts?

Yes, all international transcripts must be evaluated through an evaluation service such as SpanTran and Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., or any agency certified through NACES.


Do I have to take the TOEFL or IELTS?

If you are a first-year student, you are required to take the TOEFL or the IELTS. The only exceptions are if your native language is English or you have attended a school where the primary language of instruction is English.

The minimum scores required on the TOEFL:

  • 550 Paper Test
  • 213 Computer-Based
  • 77 Internet-Based

The minimum score required on the IELTS is a 6.0.  


As an international transfer student, will my courses transfer?

The process of evaluating transferring credit is the same for international students.


Who should I contact if I still have more questions?

Our Admissions Office, will be happy to answer your questions about applying to USCB as an international student.

Contact the Office of Admissions

Mailing Address:

University of South Carolina Beaufort
Office of Admissions
One University Boulevard
Bluffton, SC 29909

Phone (843) 208-8055
Fax (843) 208-8290
Email admissions@uscb.edu

Admissions Staff