Intercultural and cross-cultural experiences help prepare persons for living as world citizens and for accepting one another as equal members of the human family. In understanding another culture, one can better understand oneself and their place in the created order of our Creator.
Anderson University and the School of Theology are registered with and approved by U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services, for the attendance and enrolling of students into degree programs who are citizens of other countries, and the issuance of authorization form I-20 for F-1 type visas.
A limited number of international students may enroll. Each applicant for admission is considered individually on the merits of education, citizenship, and basic religious faith; as much information as possible is gathered to determine the suitability of Anderson University and the School of Theology to the student's needs, as well as the student's suitability to the institution. The student's plans and past activities in home, community, school, and church are considered in the admissions process.
Application forms and all documents including transcripts must be on file with the School of Theology Office of Student Development before June 1 for August/September admission. Applicants are required to participate in the orientation program if admitted. It is recommended that international students allow at least 12 to 15 months from first correspondence for completion of the necessary filing and financial assurance requirements prior to desired beginning of study.
Completed application and admission process is required from all applicants prior to acceptance by the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee and issuance of the I-20 form for Student Visa F-1 status. English proficiency is required when home language is non-English; TOEFL scores of 550 (paper-based), TOEFL scores of 213 (computer-based) or above, or Michigan test of English scores are accepted as such documentation of proficiency.
Financial assistance is quite limited, including on-campus employment, and is usually not available before the student's second year on campus. The various forms required are processed through the Anderson University Office of International Student Services.
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