International Students - Admission

Policy Name:  International Students- Admission

Policy Number: ACA-1014

Effective: Legacy

Revised: Not applicable

Policy Statement 

International Students – This school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.  International students seeking to study full-time at Holy Family University must present the credentials and admission forms required of all applicants.  All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by World education Services, Inc. (WES - www.wes.org) an official credit evaluation agency, before being admitted.  International students must demonstrate strong English proficiency as evidenced by scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), SAT I Test, or ACT Test and satisfactory achievement in their preparatory studies.  In addition, the student must meet all academic responsibilities and must demonstrate financial capability before arriving in the United States.  After the Admissions Office receives and reviews all the necessary documents required for acceptance, a letter of acceptance from the Admissions office may be issued.  Because of the complexities involved in the admission of international students, all must apply well in advance of the anticipated date of enrollment, preferably at least 5 months prior to the desired start semester.

Courses Available to Non-immigrant International Students – Non-immigrant international student course enrollment is limited to only full-time or blended programs. Non-immigrant international students are not permitted to enroll in fully online degree programs.