International Graduate Admissions
An International student is defined as a student who is a non-U.S. citizen. Piedmont College welcomes international students in the graduate programs and degrees. International students are urged to complete the application file at least one month before the semester application deadline due to additional required documents for acceptance consideration.
In addition to the application requirements for the degree described in the catalog, the following special admission documents must be submitted before an international student will be allowed to enroll.
1. All official, final, and sealed transcripts from colleges that you have attended. Transcripts from foreign schools must be received by Piedmont College in English. Transcripts must also clearly state degree equivalency. Applicants must obtain an evaluation utilizing the services of an acceptable evaluating service such as:
World Education Services, Inc.
Education Credentials Evaluators, Inc.
2. An official score report from the GRE, GMAT or MAT. See the requirements for the degree program you are applying for. Non-native English speakers must provide a satisfactory score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOE FL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELT S). A satisfactory TOE FL score is 550 or higher on the paper-based version, 213 or higher on the computer-based version, or 79 or higher on the Internet-based version. A TOE FL score more than two years old will not be accepted. A satisfactory IELT S band score is 6 or higher.
3. International students must submit a financial statement showing sufficient availability of funds and the source of these funds for one year of graduate studies. Before an I-20 can be issued for an admitted international student, the student must place on account with the College an amount equal to the first year’s tuition, room and board, book charges and funds for return air fare to his/her home country.
4. All tuition and charges must be paid in U.S. dollars at the beginning of each semester.
5. All international students will be assessed a one-time charge of $100.00 which will be added to the first semester tuition charges to recover special international admission processing costs.