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You must meet certain requirements to apply to Presbyterian College’s four-year degree program or to transfer to PC as an international student. Please do not attempt to apply for acceptance as an international student if you hold a U.S. passport (including dual citizenship), are a permanent resident of the U.S., or have applied for a Green Card to live in the U.S.

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Please follow these steps when applying as a four-year degree-seeking international student:

Application Deadlines

Your application will be considered at any time of the year you send it. The two intakes, or entrance times, for all international students are Fall and Spring.

Applications are reviewed daily, and students are accepted for both intakes during any time of the year. If you are applying for the fall semester, you must submit your application by June 15. If you’re planning to enroll at PC for the spring semester, you must submit your application by November 1.

Your I-20 will be generated and mailed within two weeks of the date you pay your enrollment deposit.

Cost of Attendance for 2021 – 2022

*Itemized costs in US Dollars

Tuition *****
General Fee *****
Technology Fee *****
Room: Double *****
All-Access Meal Plan *****

Total

$53,220

*This cost is only for four-year degree-seeking international students or international students seeking to transfer to PC and complete their degree in the U.S.

These costs are divided into two semesters. Payment for the fall semester is due in mid-August, and payment for the spring semester is due in mid-December. Students and their benefactors may optionally begin a payment plan, which allows monthly installment payments. Acceptable methods of payment include check, cash, and credit card.

Additionally, a non-refundable escrow deposit is required of all incoming students in order to secure a space in the class as well as housing. This deposit will be credited to the student’s account upon graduation or official withdrawal.

Note: In order to receive a Form I-20 from Presbyterian College, international applicants must show proof of funds exceeding the cost of attending PC for an academic year.

Please follow these steps when applying as a four-year degree-seeking international student:

1. APPLY

Please use the following application when applying as a four-year degree-seeking international student:

2. PASSPORT

Photocopy your passport for our records. Copies must include all pages, and identifying factors and be emailed to admissions@presby.edu. Please note your application will not be completed without these documents.

3. OFFICIAL TRANSLATED TRANSCRIPTS

Send your Official Evaluated Transcripts by a NACES-accredited evaluation agency such as World Education Services, Inc. or  Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. Evaluations must be course-by-course from a NACES agency. If you are graduating high school this year, you will need to send your official high school transcripts. If you have already started college, you’ll need to send official transcripts from each college you have attended.

4. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Provide proof of English Language proficiency. Scores and acceptable documentation include one of the following:

  • ACT 21 (English Subsection)
  • Duolingo 105
  • ELS/112
  • IELTS 6
  • SAT 510 (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing )
  • TOEFL 80/IBT (*The TOEFL institutional code for Presbyterian College is 5540.)

English Proficiency Exempt List

Presbyterian College will grant an English proficiency waiver to students applying from one of the following countries upon request. If your home/current country is not on this list, one of the approved English Language Proficiency documents will be required to complete your application.

American Samoa Dominica Liberia
Australia Grenada New Zealand
Bahamas Grand Cayman Sierra Leone
Barbados Guam Trinidad/Tobago
Belize Guyana United Kingdom
Bermuda Ireland
Canada * Jamaica
*(residents of Quebec students must take the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE)

5. FINANCIAL STATEMENT

This form must be accompanied by three months of bank statements from the responsible party’s bank showing the amount of money guaranteed. They must also show current bank amounts equal to or exceeding current cost of attendance exchanged to USA. (53,220 USD) Without the appropriate supporting documents, your application will not be considered complete, and you will not receive the immigration form I-20. If you are sponsored by a private or government agency, provide an official copy of your award. Please note that official proof of funding cannot be more than 90 days old at the time of application and funding must be to be in liquid assets only

immigration form I-20. If you are sponsored by a private or government agency, provide an official copy of your award. Please note that official proof of funding cannot be more than 90 days old at the time of application and funding must be to be in liquid assets only.

Note: In order to receive a Form I-20 from Presbyterian College, international applicants must show proof of funds exceeding the cost of attending PC for an academic year.

International Student Checklist

Conditional Admission

Presbyterian College offers conditional acceptance to international applicants who have met the academic standards for admittance but who need to improve in the area of English language proficiency.

Applicants eligible for the conditional acceptance offer:

  •  Have taken a TOEFL test but have not earned a score equal to or above 80 IBT.
  •  Have taken a TOEFL test but not earned a score equal to or above 213 CBT.
  •  Have taken an IELTS test but have not earned a score equal to or above 6.0.
  •  Have not completed ELS level 112.
  •  Have not taken any language tests.

International applicants who have not met the language requirements can still receive Form I-20 with conditional acceptance.

Alternatively, applicants may complete their English language courses at another institution. Those students may need to secure a Form I-20 from the alternate language instruction provider.

PC offers three intensive English programs to immerse students in American culture and help to improve English skills. Students who are scheduled to take one of the programs before academic course work begins must arrive in time to take a placement exam. On-campus housing is provided to students enrolled in the programs. Contact the Office of International Programs at oip@presby.edu or 864.833.3777 for more information about these programs.

Applying for Your Visa

You can begin making arrangements to obtain a visa after you receive the appropriate form. Once admitted to PC, you will receive either a

  •  Form I-20 (for degree students on an F-1 student visa) or a
  •  Form DS-2019 (for exchange students on a J-1 exchange visitor visa)

Student (F-1) Visa – Application Checklist:

  • Signed and completed Form I-20 from PC, with pages intact
  • Official acceptance letter from PC. For example, you might explain that you have close family ties in your country, that you plan to return to work in your family business, that you plan to return to your professional career, etc.
  • Proof that you have sufficient financial resources to support your studies in the U.S., including the documents you submitted to PC with your application (Financial Statement for International Students, statements from your or your sponsor’s bank, etc.)
  • Visa fee (separate from the SEVIS I-901 fee). Check with the U.S. embassy or consulate in your area to find out the amount of this fee.
  • SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt
  • Passport

Please visit the U.S. Department of State webpage for the most up-to-date information on student visa regulations.

Exchange Visitor (J-1) Visa – Application Checklist:

  • Signed and completed Form DS-2019, with pages intact. PC does not issue the Form DS-2019. You will receive this document from your sponsoring agency.
  • Documentation, such as a letter from your sponsoring agency or Presbyterian College, proving your status as an exchange visitor
  • Visa fee (separate from the SEVIS I-901 fee). Check with the U.S. embassy or consulate in your area to find out the amount of this fee.
  • SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt
  • Passport

Please visit the U.S. Department of State J-1 webpage for the most up-to-date information on exchange visitor visa regulations.

Students from Canada:

Canadian citizens do not need a visa. To enter the U.S. as a student, present the following documents to the immigration officer at the border:

  • Form I-20 or Form DS-2019
  • Proof of financial support
  • SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt

DO NOT enter the U.S. on a visitor (tourist) visa.

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