International Student Admissions

Bethune-Cookman University seeks to enroll students with the potential and desire to further their intellectual, spiritual and social development.  Each applicant is evaluated individually.  Your academic performance in high school is extremely important.  The University also considers the applicant’s character and personality as well as his or her ability and eagerness to achieve a college education.  We welcome the diverse experiences and viewpoints brought by students from outside the United States.

Requirements for Applicants

International students are encouraged to apply early.  Candidates must submit the following credentials:

1.  A completed application.

2.  SAT or ACT scores. Test scores should be forwarded directly to the University by using Bethune-Cookman’s CEEB code number, 5061; ACT code number, 0720. These are not required for acceptance; however, to be considered for an Academic Scholarship, they are required for consideration.

While there is no stated minimum test score, candidates should have achieved scores near the national averages of college-bound students.  The ACT English/Writing or SAT Writing sections are required for scholarship candidates.

3.  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score if the applicant’s first language is not English.  The University may consider a waiver of this requirement if the applicant has completed significant academic coursework in English.  Contact TOEFL or call (609) 881-7100 for information on the test.

4.  A translation and evaluation of all secondary and college academic credentials from a service such as:

  1. World Education Services (212-966-6311)
  2. Josef Silny and Associates (305-273-1616).The evaluation should include grade point calculations for each institution attended.
  3. Educational Credential Evaluators (414-289-3400)
  4. SpanTran: The Evaluation Company (305-749-0333)
  5. Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (301-421-4581)


5.     If admitted, applicants will be asked to provide a financial statement documenting verified sources of adequate financial resources required for attendance.  Students will receive the I-20 Immigration Form after they have been accepted for admission and submitted the financial resources form.

6.     Any questions, please email  


High School and College Credentials Evaluation

Please have your secondary school credentials (high school transcripts and other national certification exam scores) submitted to one of the evaluation agencies listed below. These agencies will provide us with a summary of your academic program and progress. If you have also attended a postsecondary institution, those credentials should also be submitted for translation if necessary and evaluation along with a GPA calculation. Please note that there is a fee for the evaluation service. Contact the agencies directly for further information. If you submit your credentials to Bethune-Cookman University without being evaluated by one of the agencies below, the credentials will be returned to you, causing a delay in your acceptance.

Educational Credential Evaluators

PO Box 514070

Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470


Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

3515-B Longmire Dr PMB 323

College Station, TX 77845


Josef Silny & Associate

7101 SW 102nd Ave

Miami, FL 33173


SpanTran: The Evaluation Company

2655 LeJeune Rd Ste 602

Coral Gables, FL 33134


World Education Services
P.O. Box 01-0506
Miami, FL 33101-5060
(305) 358-4411

International Students Forms

The forms listed below must be completed and mailed to the attention of the Office of Student Success & Retention Services at Bethune-Cookman University using the address below:


Attn: Office of Student Success & Retention Services

Bethune-Cookman University

640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd.

Daytona Beach, Florida, 32114


These forms must be completed by all international students in order to have an I-20 for their acceptance at Bethune-Cookman University.

You are required to provide a notarized affidavit of financial support. The affidavit must be from the individual that will be providing the bank statement and the actual funding of your educational expenses while attending Bethune-Cookman University. 

Any questions, please contact Ms. Debbie Dionne, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Services, 386-481-2611,