International Admissions Process

Application checklist

Submit your online application at www.brenau.edu/apply and complete the International Enrollment Packet (PDF).

Official transcripts

High school transcript or official high school diploma for students with no college credit.

If transferring from a college outside the U.S., official evaluation of all course work completed by a NACES accredited evaluation agency.

Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service and the student will bear the cost of this evaluation. Evaluations by an outside agency such as World Education Service or Education Credentials Evaluators are required to assure accuracy in determining U.S. equivalents, and the student will pay for that service. Information regarding these services may be obtained by contacting the admissions office.

If transferring from a college in the U.S., a SEVIS transfer verification form (included in application package).

Official Bank Statement and Financial Verification Form (included in application package)

All international students, residential and commuting, must have sufficient funds to pay full university tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses, transportation expenses, health insurance, and other incidental expenses while attending a university in the United States. Documentary evidence of means of financial support must be provided to Brenau for admission purposes and issuance of the Form I-20. This evidence is also required by the United States Embassy or Consulate when applying for a student visa to enter this country.

Official Test Scores: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT Score or Transcript with college equivalency.

International Student Admissions Requirements

International Student English Language Requirement: Proficiency in the English language can be proven through submission of a minimum of one of the following:

• ACT composite score of 19
• IELTS score of 6
• SAT total of 900 (verbal 450)
• Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 550 (Paper based test)
• Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 213 (Computer based test)
• Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (Internet based test).
• or a grade of “C” or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university.

The Brenau English placement test will be administered to all international students admitted on a student visa in order to place students in the appropriate English course. If the student has taken the ACT or SAT test, that score will be used to determine English placement.

Credential Evaluations: Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service and the student will bear the cost of this evaluation. Evaluations by an outside agency such as World Education Service or Education Credentials Evaluators are required to assure accuracy in determining U.S. equivalents, and the student will pay for that service. Information regarding these services may be obtained by contacting the admissions office.

Financial Requirements: All international students, residential and commuting, must have sufficient funds to pay full university tuition fees, textbooks, living expenses, transportation expenses, health insurance, and other incidental expenses while attending a university in the United States. Documentary evidence of means of financial support must be provided to Brenau for admission purposes and issuance of the Form I-20. This evidence is also required by the United States Embassy or Consulate when applying for a student visa to enter this country.

United States Immigration and Naturalization Service Laws and Regulations: It is the student’s responsibility to know and to comply carefully with all non-immigrant visa requirements as stated under the United States laws under Section 101 (a) (15) (F) (I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Contact Us

Brenau University
Office of Admissions
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville, GA 30501 U.S.A.

Phone: 770-534-6100 or toll-free 800-252-5119 ext. 6100

Email: admissions@brenau.edu

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6299 or (800) 252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu, (770) 534-6100 or (800) 252-5119 ext. 6100