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International Students

Virginia Intermont College encourages cultural diversity by welcoming international students to our campus community. In order to be considered for admission, the Office of Admissions must receive the following materials:

1. A completed application for admission;

2. Official transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary work.  All post-secondary transcripts must be translated and certified prior to submission to Virginia Intermont College. Post-secondary transcripts can be sent to the World Education Services for evaluation. Please be aware this service could take anywhere from six to eight weeks;

3. If English is spoken as a second language, submit official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 500 on the paper version, 173 on the computer version, or 63 on the Internet version; or a band score of 6.5 on IELTS (International English Language Testing System);

4. A certified bank statement showing available funds of at least $32,391.00 plus living expenses.  First year’s tuition must be paid, in full, prior to issuing of the I-20;

5. Additional materials – such as a letter of recommendation, personal essay, interview, portfolio review, or audition – may be required to process applications.

International students receive academic advising and have access to student support services, which includes skill-building and content-based tutoring. In order to ensure that students are enrolled in classes appropriate to their abilities and educational preparation, the college requires placement exams in English and math.

International students are not eligible for federal aid, but are eligible for Virginia Intermont academic merit and performance scholarships.