International Students

Apply as an international student

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How to Apply as an International Student

  • Submit a completed online admission application. We recomment that you complete the application process at least three months prior to the semester you would like to start.
  • Submit an official copy of English proficiency results to admissions_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE. 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, a score of 173 on the computer-based version, or a score of 61 on the Internet based version.
  • Applicants must arrange to have at least $24,870 in United States currency for each academic year to cover education and living expenses. Bay College does not have financial aid for international students. Proof of funds can be accomplished with a statement from a financial institution that shows the name of the person on the account. Lines of credit and investment portfolios are not able to be used for proving funds. 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 and financial documents indicating same. Please send documentation to admissions_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE.
  • Students must send a high school transcript showing proof of graduation and any other college transcripts to www.wes.org or www.ece.org or www.ierf.org for evaluation and translation. WES, ECE, or IERF will send the final evaluated and translated transcripts to Bay College directly at admissions_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE. The evaluation must show a completed equivalent of a US High School Diploma. It is imperative that information is sent to the evaluation company after the equivalent to a high school diploma is completed. Please do not send transcripts to be evaluated before that time as we will have to request it be evaluated again.
  • If using IERF, please order the “Detail Report with Course Level Identification”
  • If using WES, please order the “Course-by-Course Evaluation WES ICAP”
  • If using ECE, please order the “High School and University Course-by-Course” package
  • Students who are transferring from another U.S. school must complete and submit the International Student Transfer Form.
  • International students must pay the 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. Learn more by visiting the U.S. Visitor and Exchange program website.
  • International students and their dependents are required to have medical insurance coverage with the following minimum benefits.
    • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
    • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
    • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the international visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
    • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness
    • Insurance to be in effect during the entire period of time that student will be in the United States

An insurance policy secured to meet the benefits requirements must be underwritten by an insurance corporation with an A.M. Best rating of “A-“ or above, an Insurance Solvency International Ltd (ISI) rating of “A-1” or above, a Standard and Poor’s Claims Paying Ability rating of “A-“ or above, or a Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or above. Alternatively, the sponsor may ascertain that the participant’s policy is backed by the full faith and credit of the government of the exchange visitor’s home country. For other options, see [22 CFR 62.14].

Students are required to show Bay College Admissions Director proof of insurance that meets the above requirements for the period of time student will be in the United States at least one week before the border into the United States is crossed. Please send the details of anticipated insurance coverage (plan benefits) to the Director of Admissions well in advance so an alert of any issues can be made.

  • Please email place of birth to complete an I-20 creation requirement to admissions_FROM_BAY_COLLEGE.
  • Submit a Housing Application and deposit if you plan to live on campus.
  • When an international student is accepted for admission, an I-20 will be prepared and mailed to the student.
  • Once admitted, students will complete placement testing in English Reading, Writing, and Math or submit ACT or SAT scores to determine course placement.
  • International students must be enrolled full time (a minimum of 12 credits) and will be assessed tuition and fees based on the international student rates.
  • Students are encouraged to have local sponsors or connections who will support the student while he/she is attending Bay College.
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