International Students

Emory & Henry College warmly welcomes international students into its degree programs. Students coming to the college from outside the United States bring a fresh outlook to the classroom and to life on campus.

English proficiency: Since instruction, reading, and research are all in English, it is essential that all international students be able to understand and speak English fluently immediately upon arrival to campus. Students from countries in which English is not the native language and/or from schools where English is not the language of instruction must demonstrate their proficiency in English as one of the requirements for admission. This may be done by submitting results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service at the nearest examination center. A minimum score of 525 on the paper test, 213 on the computer- based test, or 78 (with no sub score below 18) on the internet-based test is required for acceptance. In lieu of TOEFL results, the college will accept a “Band 6” (with at least a score of 5 in each exam area) and above on the IELTS exam or completion of an accredited Level 9 English as a Second Language course, from an ESL Center in the United States. For more information concerning these tests, please visit or

Academic records: International applicants are required to submit certified, translated copies of all academic records prior to consideration for admission.

Financial responsibility: International applicants must establish their financial capability to meet the costs of an education at Emory & Henry College before consideration for admission. Each student must complete a Certification of Finances form, demonstrating the ability to provide United States dollars for the total amount of the costs of tuition, room, board, and health insurance, in addition to transportation, before the I-20 form will be issued.

Full-time status: International students admitted to the United States on an F-1 student visa status are required by federal law to be registered as full-time students, carrying a minimum of full-time credit hours of academic work each semester.