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International Freshmen

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 and evaluated prior to being sent to the USCB 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.

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274
Phone: 212-966-6311
FAX: 212-966-6395
Email: info@wes.org
WWW: http://www.wes.org

Educational Credential
Evaluators, Inc.

PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-289-3400
FAX: 414-289-3411
Email: eval@ece.org
WWW: http://www.ece.org

Josef Silny & Assoc., Inc.
International Education Consultants

7101 SW 102 Ave
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: 305-273-1616
FAX: 305-273-1338
Email: info@jsilny.org
WWW: http://www.jsilny.org


 Offices in Houston, TX; New York, NY; Miami, FL' Los Angeles, CA

Please see website for address and phone numbers

SpanTran Application for USC Beaufort


International Education
Res. Foundation

PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231
Phone: 310-258-9451
FAX: 310-342-7086
Email: info@ierf.org
WWW: http://www.ierf.org


















  • 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 or the IELTS is required for all international students except those whose native language is English.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores (6.0 or higher).  This test or TOEFL is required for all international students except those whose native language is English.

The following countries are exempt from the TOEFL  or IELTS requirement:

American Samoa
Canada (note: Quebec students must take the TOEFL)

Grand Cayman
New Zealand
Sierra Leone
United Kingdom






  • Information about these tests 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.  Information on IELTS may be found on their website www.ielts.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 880 combined Evidence Based-Reading and Writing (ERW) with the Math section for tests taken after March 2016 or a score of at least 800 combined on Critical Reading and Math for tests taken before March 2016 or a score of at least 17 Composite on the ACT is required.

  • Submit certificate of support.
  • Mail all admissions documents

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. Once you are accepted and have paid the enrollment deposit, you will be issued an I-20 form.  The I-20 form is an immigration document stating that you have been accepted into a degree program here at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Once you receive your 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.