International

As an international student, your admissions process will be a little bit different, with a few additional steps to take. Here are some important things to consider as you move forward with the application process:

A student is considered an international student if they are a citizen of a country other than the U.S., hold a passport from that country or are not a U.S. resident alien (Green Card holder).

Applicants whose primary language is not English must prove proficiency in English by submitting one of the following:

• Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 61.
• TOEFL computer-based exam score of 173,
• TOEFL written exam score of 500,
• ACT English score of 17,
• SAT Critical Reasoning score of 415,

Students taking the TOEFL can visit the web site, www.toefl.org, to find out more information regarding the test. Students can also find additional information through a U.S. Consulate.

Before an international student will be considered for acceptance, the following must be received in the Office of Admissions:

1) Completed application for admission available online;

2) Complete academic credentials (certificates, diplomas, matriculation examination results, degrees, etc.) carrying the seal or stamp of the issuing educational institution;

3) TOEFL scores (if native language is not English); Freed-Hardeman University's code is 1230;

4) FHU Personal Reference Form, available online;

5) FHU Financial Certificate proving financial resources to enroll at FHU, available online;

6) International Student Health Form completed by an authorized medical professional;

7) Official ACT (FHU code is 3962) or SAT (FHU code is 1230) score;

8) Tuition deposit of $9,000 (U.S.).

Once the tuition deposit is received, and applicants are sent a letter of acceptance, the I-20 Form (Certificate of Eligibility) is issued. The I-20 Form, a valid passport and financial certification must be presented at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the student’s country of citizenship or permanent residence to obtain the F-1 student visa necessary for study in the U.S..

Students admitted to the U.S. on an F-1 student visa must attend the university on a full-time basis to maintain status. International students may not engage in unauthorized employment. All international students must purchase and maintain health insurance through the university.