INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

From left, Lynn Lu, Daisy Qiu, Cathy Wu walk through the streets of midtown Atlanta. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

International Admission Process

Complete the online application: www.brenau.edu/apply.

Submit 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.

  • Freshman Applicants: If you have completed less than a full academic year of college (45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours) you must request official transcripts from your secondary/high schools.These transcripts must be sent directly from the school(s) in separate sealed envelopes to the Office of Admissions.
  • Transfer Applicants Attending a College or University Outside of the United States: If you have completed 30 or more hours of college credit, you must have official transcript evaluations from all colleges and universities attended sent to the Office of Admissions. Credential evaluations of transcripts in languages from countries other than the U.S. must be completed by a professional service and student will bear the cost of this evaluation. Evaluations by an outside agency such as World Education Services or Education Credentials Evaluators are required to assure accuracy in determining U.S. equivalents. The student is responsible for payment of evaluation services. Information regarding these services may be obtained by contacting the admissions office.
  • Transfer Applicants Attending a United States College or University: If you are attending a U.S. college or university, you must have transcripts from all previous institutions sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Print out the SEVIS Transfer Verification Form (PDF) and have it sent directly to the Office of Admissions.

Submit official test scores: see English language requirement information below.

International student English language requirement: In addition to the regular freshman or transfer student admissions requirements, students whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. Proficiency in the English language can be proven through submission of a minimum of one of the following:

  • ACT English score of 19
  • SAT verbal score of 450
  • SAT evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 500
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 497 (Paper based test)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 170 (Computer based test)
  • Test of English as a Modern Language (TOEFL) score of 59 (Internet based test)
  • IELTS score of 5.5
  • or a grade of “C” or better in EH 101 & EH 102 from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university

English language placement: The Brenau English placement test will be administered to all 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 evaluation: 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 Citizen and Immigration Services: 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.

Enrollment Process

  • The director of international initiatives, Jordan Anderson, will send you an acceptance letter, official I-20 form, information on how to apply to a visa and your next steps.
  • To verify your intention to attend Brenau, please your complete your enrollment intention form and submit your tuition deposit through your applicant portal. Instructions are included in your acceptance letter.
  • Once you receive your acceptance packet take the official I-20 form to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate where your F-1 (student) visa will be issued.
  • Upon arriving at the port of entry in the U.S., you will present the official I-20 form to the USCIS.
  • To complete your student/exchange visit or registration, you must contact Brenau’s office of international initiatives within 5 days of your arrival.

Contact and Mailing Information

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

Jordan Anderson
Director of International Students and Programs
Phone: +1-770-534-6126
Email: janderson6@brenau.edu

General inquiries: info@brenau.edu or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions: admissions@brenau.edu or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100
Brenau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.