International Students

International Students:

Please review the guidelines below for International Admission to Bay College.

  • Submit an application for admission to Bay College. Go to online application. This includes providing placement scores from ACT or COMPASS assessment.
  • Submit an official copy of English proficiency results. Applicants whose native language is not English must have successfully completed three academic years of English in high school and obtained a score of 500 on the TOEFL Test of or a score of 173 on the computer based version or a score of 61 on the internet based version.
  • Before admissions, applicants must arrange to have at least $15,000.00 in United States currency for each academic year to cover expenses.  Bay College does not have financial aid for international students.
  • Before international students are permitted to register they are required to carry an approved medical insurance program to cover major medical expenses. 
  • Students must send a high school transcript and any other college transcripts to www.wes.org or www.ece.org or www.ierf.org for evaluation.
  • Students who are transferring from another U.S. school,  must complete and submit the International Student Transfer Form.
  • International students are required to provide documentation that they have access to at least $15,000.00 in American currency for each academic year to cover educational and living expenses. This can be accomplished with a statement from a financial institution. If a local sponsor will be responsible for all or a portion of the educational and living expenses for the international student, the sponsor must also submit a letter indicating same.
  • International students must be enrolled full time (a minimum of 12 credits) and will be assessed tuition and fees based on the out-of-state tuition rate.
  • International students must pay a $200 SEVIS fee which is required by the United States government. This fee is payable before a student goes to the United States embassy or consulate for the visa interview. Visit the I-901 SEVIS website at www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq.htm.
  • Students should have local sponsors who will be responsible for the student while he/she is attending Bay College.
  • When an international student is accepted for admission, an I-20 will be prepared and mailed to the student.
  • We recommend you complete the application process 3 months prior to the semester you would like to start.
  • Questions? Contact Cindy Carter, Director of Admissions at 906-217-4134.