International candidates who seek admission as graduate students must follow the application guidelines for the program to which they are applying. For all work completed in a college or university outside the United States, a detailed credential evaluation (showing English translation of courses, grades, GPA, degree equivalency, and more) must be sent directly to the Norcross Graduate School from a recognized, credentialed evaluation service. To be granted unconditional admittance, all graduate level international students must demonstrate advanced proficiency in English.
International applicants are required to submit the following documents, in addition to the other required application materials, listed below:
- International Graduate Student Profile Form
- Certificate of Financial Support
- Graduate Visa Clearance
- Certificate of Financial Support: All international applicants must provide proof of sufficient resources to cover educational and living expenses during their pursuit of the degree. A Certificate of Financial Support, outlining financial support available and verification of the support, must accompany the application for admission;
- Credential Evaluation (if applicable): For all work completed in a college or university outside the United States, a detailed credential evaluation (showing English translation of courses, grades, GPA, degree equivalency, and more) must be sent directly to the Norcross Graduate School from an appropriate agency (e.g., WES)
- Copy of your passport, visa or Permanent Resident Card
Proficiency in English
International students who are non-native speakers of English and have not received a degree from a college or university in the United States are required to have their official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores submitted by the testing organization in order to be considered for admission to the University. (For the TOEFL, use code 5293). The minimum TOEFL internet-based score is 79 (paper version score minimum 550). The minimum IELTS score is 6.5. TOEFL and IELTS scores must be no more than two years old. Individual graduate programs may set higher minimum TOEFL/IELTS scores and require an additional exam and/or interview in order to determine English proficiency*.
Graduate programs may offer conditional admission to students who do not demonstrate advanced English language skills. Contingent upon review of the candidate’s English language proficiency, candidates may be required to complete additional English language training prior to enrolling in graduate courses.
High Point University will issue the form I-20 only after the student is officially accepted and only after a nonrefundable matriculation deposit has been received. Under no circumstance should a student enter the United States with the intent to register at High Point University unless both a current I-20 and a current student visa are in hand.
International students are required to maintain full-time status.