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.
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.
PO Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Translation Fax: (305) 273-1984
All international students with fewer than 24 transferable postsecondary level credits must submit an SAT or ACT score report directly to Bethune-Cookman University prior to consideration. For more information on these examinations please contact the testing companies directly.
A $25.00 (US) application fee is required in order to begin processing your application.
You will need to complete and submit a Statement of Financial Support form (in PDF format; get the free Adobe Acrobat Reader HERE). While receipt of this form is not required prior to reviewing your file for admission, preparing it now will save valuable time if you are admitted and allow us to expedite the processing of required visa forms. Please note that Bethune-Cookman University does not offer need-based financial assistance to International students.
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.