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2017-2018 │ADMISSIONS

International Students

Applicants who are not United States citizens applying for admission as full or part-time degree seeking or non-degree

seeking must provide the following to the Admissions Office:

All general application requirements and specific degree program requirements

International Credential Advancement Package (ICAP) evaluation by World Education Services (WES) for required

transcripts for schools attended outside the United States must be obtained. Academic records not written in English

must be accompanied by a certified translation.

Educational background form available

Official report of the score earned on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not the

applicant’s first language.

TOEFL score minimum:


Internet-based exam: 79


Computer-based exam: 213


Paper-based exam: 550

International Citizens Certification of Funds form as well as a bank statement certifying the funds listed must be

provided in order to validate proof of funds.

Proof of residency for students who are living in the United States and not on an F-1 Visa.

Following admission to the University, international students are required to submit a $7,000 (single students) or

$10,000 (married students) enrollment deposit and all necessary documentation for issuance of the student visa.

Non-Baccalaureate Students

Students without an earned baccalaureate degree may still be considered for admission to graduate and seminary programs

at Columbia International University. Parameters for non-baccalaureate students include the traditional admissions process

with additional parameters provided by the Admissions Office.

Notification to Graduate Applicants

Once all application materials have been received, the completed application will be reviewed and the applicant notified of

the admission decision. Admission decisions are made without regard to race, ethnic origin, nationality, gender, or disability.

CIU reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any applicant whose behavior or lifestyle is inconsistent with

biblical principles or with the lifestyle standards of the CIU community.

Enrollment Deposit

Applicants approved for admission submit a $100 enrollment deposit that is applied toward tuition (see “International

Students” for international enrollment deposit requirement) with the exception of online only students. Students are required

to submit the enrollment deposit to secure their place within the desired start term.

Required Immunizations

The University follows the CDC and American College Health Association's recommendations regarding immunizations for

college students. All incoming students are required to submit a completed immunization record and medical history form

by their orientation date or move-in day. Immunization requirements must be met and on file at Health Services or a hold

will be placed on the student’s registration for the next academic term.

Students may be exempt from the required immunizations on grounds of permanent medical contraindication, conflicting

religious beliefs, or enrolling in online only courses.

Provisional Acceptance

Entering graduate students who do not meet the minimum requirements for their desired degree program may be admitted

on a provisional basis. The Admission Review Committee will review the candidate’s performance in previous education,

work, or military training and determine if provisional admission is appropriate.

General Admission Policies

Official Transcript

An official transcript is a comprehensive record of academic progress, including transfer courses, credit earned by exam,

and earned degrees. High school, homeschool, and college transcripts must list the following:

Dates the student attended the institution

Titles of courses and examinations completed

Grades (marks) received

Credit, hours or units earned

any degree or diploma received