International Students

There are two parts to the process of becoming a Centenary University international student. First of all, you must become an accepted student to the university. After that, you must comply with all the documentation necessary for us to provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20A) that you must present to the US Embassy or Consulate to apply for a student visa.

Centenary University accepts applications on a rolling basis. However, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Centenary University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Consult the academic requirements for your academic area of interest. Also, please be aware that admission to Centenary University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Applying for acceptance
After acceptance
  1. Complete an application to the university
  2. Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  3. Submit final end of schooling testing results, if applicable
  4. Submit your official TOEFL scores, if applicable

If documents are in a language other than English, submit official translation of all documents completed by companies that are members of NACES.

  1. Submit enrollment deposit of $100
  2. Provide evidence of financial support
  3. If transferring from another US educational institution, submit Transfer Eligibility Form
  4. Submit proof of health insurance and immunization records

If on-campus housing desired, submit housing deposit of $200 which can be submitted with your enrollment deposit for a total of $300

Note: Submit your documents by accessing your my.Centenary account or sending them by email to myapplicationsdocs@centenaryuniversity.edu

Admission Requirements

International Freshman

An international freshman student is an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States and in addition has never attended a college or university; is coming to Barry with less than 12 hours of transferable college credits; or is a high school student with advanced placement and college credits.

International Transfer

An international transfer student is an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States and has at least 12 transferable credits from a regionally accredited college or university. (High school students with advanced placement and college credits should apply as first-year applicants.)

Applying for acceptance to the University:

1. Complete an online undergraduate application.

2. Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services

Incomplete transcripts must be updated with final official transcripts as soon as all coursework is completed.

3. If applicable, submit final end of schooling results.

4. Submit your official TOEFL or IELTS scores. International applicants who do not give evidence of being native English speakers are required to submit either a minimum score of 79 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 550 on the paper version of the TOEFL or a minimum 6.0 on the IELTS.

Consideration may be given to waiving the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for an international freshman applicant who presents a composite SAT or ACT test score (English version) which meets the admission standard and also reflects a verbal score that demonstrates English proficiency.

For additional information about the TOEFL examination and application to take the test, visit www.toefl.org or write to:

The TOEFL Program
Box 899
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

5. Submit official translations of all documents and educational credentials if they are not in English. Centenary University requires that all documents be evaluated and/or translated by companies that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a complete list of accepted evaluation services, please visit: www.naces.org

6. We invite you to contact the International Admissions Office to set up a visit to Centenary University.

After Acceptance

1. Submit an enrollment deposit of $100(USD). The enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1st for fall admissions, and after December 1st for spring admissions. If you are interested in living in campus housing, you should submit a total of $300 ($100 enrollment deposit + $200 housing deposit).

2. After you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will be sent detailed information regarding your I-20 issuance..
Provide documentary evidence of a means of financial support by submitting an affidavit of support letter and a bank letter addressed to Centenary University. The bank letter must state that you or your sponsor have the funds available to pay the total cost associated with attending Centenary University for one year (two semesters).

Please note that the bank letter must bear a date within six months of the date it is submitted.

Medical Requirements

Once accepted, but before being registered for classes you must meet the following medical requirements through Centenary University’s Health Center.

It is assumed that you are in good health and able to maintain a serious program of study. Please see the Student Health Services section of the catalog or refer to http://www.centenaryuniversity.edu/student-life/campus-services/health-wellness/health-services/ for health requirements for international students.

Note: Students may not reside in University housing or register for classes without having met the requirements of Centenary University’s Student Health Services.

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