International Student Admissions Requirements

Academic Requirements

Our standard academic requirements include four years of high school English, three units of math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry), two laboratory science courses, two years of the same foreign language, and two years of social studies or history.

Admission staff will also evaluate academic performance in high school, including leaving tests scores, GCE and GCSE exam results. Strong emphasis is also placed on involvement and leadership in extracurricular and community activities.

Emory & Henry College has a diverse population of students from all around the world.

Application Requirements

To apply for admission to Emory & Henry College, you must complete our international student application. Use the transcript request form to request an official high school transcript and test scores from your high school. Specific application procedures are listed below.

The Office of Admissions must receive all necessary information by May 1 for the fall semester that begins mid-August, or by November 1 for the spring semester that begins mid-January.

The following items are required for all applicants:

  1. Complete and submit international student application for admission—along with the required $50 application fee. Applications can be returned by e-mail (as an attachment) or faxed to +1 276.944.6935.
  2. Official high school, leaving tests, national placement tests, or GCE or GCSE examination results. These must be translated into English. Send official transcripts of all school work completed beyond the eighth grade year of school - official records for the equivalent of American secondary school grades nine, 10, 11, and 12, and for any college or university work you have completed. Typically, you should request the principal officer of your secondary school and of your college (if you have done college work) to send the official transcripts to the Director of Admissions at Emory & Henry College. To be official, documents must be an original or a certified copy. Copies must be certified after the reproduction has been made.
  3. An official report of your test of English as a foreign language. Emory & Henry recognizes the IELTS, and the iBT TOEFL test. We require a minimum test score of 78/79 on the iBT TOEFL, and generally accept "Band 6" and above on the IELTS test. The TOEFL or IELTS are waived for students who spend one or more years as an exchange student in an American high school, or whose secondary education included English as a required foreign language and have achieved appropriate grade-point scores indicating competency with written, verbal and oral English language skills.
  4. At least one recommendation by a teacher, headmaster or guidance officer.
  5. You may submit the International Student Financial Aid Form. You must also send a notarized bank statement showing enough financial support to afford at least the first year of study after any scholarships have been applied (if you qualify).
  6. SAT or ACT scores are not required for international students, but may be submitted to strengthen their admission application. The SAT score CEEB code for Emory & Henry College is 5185.

Once these requirements have been met, your application will be reviewed. If accepted, you will receive e-mail notification of your acceptance.

Once you pay your enrollment deposit

We send the official acceptance letter, the I-20 student visa application, along with other information related to the next steps you will take to register for classes, arrange for residence hall assignment, and transition to life as an Emory & Henry College student. A non-refundable $200 enrollment commitment deposit is required of all new students. Note: We do not send the I-20 form until you have paid your enrollment deposit.


International students can qualify for a limited number of academic scholarships, which are determined at the time of admission. These scholarships range up to $20,000 USD per academic year. Emory & Henry College does not offer full tuition scholarships.

Scholarships can be renewed for up to four years of study provided students maintain good academic standing. Academic scholarships are awarded to students provided they live in campus residence facilities and subscribe to the College's meal plan (board).

Direct cost for the 2017-2018 academic year is $46,870.

Payment of Tuition & Fees

Once accepted, international students are required to pay the net cost of attendance for the first semester (less any scholarships you may be awarded) prior to enrolling. Invoices for tuition and fees are sent in July for the fall semester, and November for the spring semester.

For more information, contact the admissions office at 276.944.6133 or fax 276.944.6935, or e-mail o7.eIQ]?r\'XVUkCZ]#[QvvO9EG#ashA6^Q~P

International Tuition Payments
Emory & Henry College has recently partnered with PaytoStudy to provide international students a method for making enrollment deposits and tuition payments effectively and efficiently. Students using PaytoStudy to pay their deposits and tuition payments will save money on all international wire transfers, and are guaranteed better currency exchange rates than those available directly through banks or credit cards. This new program guarantees that your deposits or tuition payments will be received by Emory & Henry College within 48hrs. Both Emory & Henry College and the student will receive an email notification as soon as your payment has been received.
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