International Students

Fei Tian College is authorized under federal law to enroll F-1 international students. International students are an integral part of the Fei Tian College community. An international student is an applicant who does not hold U.S. citizenship or Permanent Residency. International students may be applying as first-year, transfer, or graduate students. Please check the descriptions below to see which best fits you.

First-Year Student

A first-year student is anyone who is currently in high school or has completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education but has not enrolled in a post-secondary degree-seeking program.

For first-year students, applications are evaluated based on the strength of high school coursework, grades, GPA, class rank, extracurricular activities, application essay, and recommendation letters.

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Transfer Student

A transfer student is anyone who has completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education and is currently, or has been, enrolled as a degree-seeking student at a college or university that is accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an international institution recognized by Fei Tian College.

Evaluation of transfer student applications focuses on the individual’s recent performance in college and high school as well as the application essay.

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Graduate Student

Graduate program applicants are expected to have completed prior undergraduate studies relevant to the program they wish to apply for. Graduate programs are designed for applicants who are interested in advancing their knowledge, skills, and experience in their respective fields of the arts and sciences.

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Proof of English Proficiency

Please note that in addition to the usual application information, certain international students will have to provide proof of English proficiency.

English proficiency is preferably demonstrated through an official score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), Code #C357. It may also be proven through performance on other tests and exams such as IELTS, SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section), ACT, or a combination of LEXILE (reading) and ACCUPLACER (writing).

Applicants who fall into the below categories do not need to provide additional proof of English proficiency:

  • Applicants whose primary language is English and who have graduated from a high school that uses English as the language of instruction.
  • Applicants who have studied for at least three years in a high school or college that uses English as the language of instruction.
  • Applicants who have earned at least three-semester credits of freshman English composition at colleges or universities accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with a GPA of at least 2.5 (on a scale of 4.0).

Applying for an F-1 Student Visa

Upon being admitted to the College, international students will receive in their admissions package important travel and F-1 information and an I-20 application form. If a student decides to enroll in Fei Tian under the F-1 visa classification, the student must submit to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid a completed I-20 application and required supporting documentation, along with a completed Intent to Enroll Form.

Upon review by the Office of International Services, the College will create an initial Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) record and issue an I-20 Form to the student. With the I-20 Form, the student can apply for an F-1 visa.

Additional Information

The following resources may be helpful for international applicants:

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