International students who wish to enter the College must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.
All regular admission requirements must be completed before final acceptance will be granted, including evidence of financial resources sufficient enough to pay expenses while a student at the College. Welch College’s Certification of Financial Support must be on file at the time the I-20 is issued. International students will have the same financial policy applied to them as any other student. In addition, an advance deposit of $1,000 USD is held in escrow for the total period of enrollment. The deposit must be received prior to the issuance of the letter of acceptance. At the time of enrollment, the student must present an I-94, a visa and a passport.
Students for whom English is not the first language must take the TOEFL or provide appropriate documentation of competency from a recognized college or university or other reputable agency, and attain a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based assessment and on the internet-based test must score at least: Writing – 22; Speaking – 22; Reading – 21; Listening – 17; for a total of 82.
All applicants whose academic records are from schools, colleges and universities located outside the United Sates must provide a course-by-course report, as well as appropriate accrediting recognition of the college or university that issues the document. Based on recommendations from approval groups and the American Association of College Registrars and Academic offices, we do not engage in initial analysis of international transcripts.
Original transcripts from international colleges and universities are generally forwarded to a recognized agency engaged in transcript analysis. These agencies usually require a contract fee in advance. It is the responsibility of the student to contact the group he chooses to review the transcript and to furnish any information the agency may require.
To be deemed official, a report should be sent directly to the Welch College registrar from the evaluating agency. Under no circumstances should the student hand deliver these, since this would compromise the integrity of the document.
Failure to complete admission requirements or unresolved issues with the Business Office or Financial Aid may result in suspension of a student’s privileges.
Welch College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, national and ethnic origin, age, or disability in admitting students or in otherwise administering its educational policies and school-sponsored programs.