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, including including a one page essay on one of four topics detailed in the application.

2.    A $25 non-refundable application fee.

3.    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.  

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.

4.    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 www.toefl.org or call (609) 881-7100 for information on the test.

5.    A translation and evaluation of all secondary and college academic credentials from a service such as the World Education Services (www.wes.org; 212-966-6311) or Josef Silny and Associates (www.jsilny.com; 305-273-1616).  The evaluation should include grade point calculations for each institution attended.

6.    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.