Applicant Types

Before submitting an application for admission, prospective applicants should review the categories below to understand how the application will be considered. The categories are not mutually exclusive.

First Year

First-year, or freshman, applicants for undergraduate admission typically either are in high school or have completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education but have not enrolled in a degree-seeking program.

Applications in this category are evaluated based on the strength of the applicant’s high school coursework, grades, GPA, class rank, and quality of instruction at the applicant’s high school. Strong performance in high school English and history classes is a plus; participation in extracurricular activities, especially in arts and culture, is also valued. In addition, the application essay is an opportunity for applicants to discuss what motivates them to pursue advanced studies at Fei Tian.

Admitted students in this category must present proper evidence of the attainment of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent by the time of initial enrollment.


Transfer applicants are individuals who have completed the equivalent of a U.S. high school education and are currently, or have 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 applications in this category focuses on the applicant’s recent performance in college and high school. In addition, the application essay is an opportunity for transfer applicants to discuss what motivates them to pursue advanced studies at Fei Tian as well as how they feel they can make a positive contribution to the College community.


Fei Tian College is authorized under U.S. Federal law to enroll eligible nonimmigrant students under the F-1 nonimmigrant visa classification for its undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Office of International Services is the primary resource for F-1 international students seeking advice on matters related to their F-1 status, including visas, passports, I-20s, and more. Each F-1 student is responsible for complying with F-1 regulations and consulting the Office of International Services when matters that may affect the student’s status arise.

Resumed Education

Applicants for resumed education are individuals whose formal high school or college education was interrupted for several years.

Admission in this category is based primarily on an appraisal of the applicant’s experience, maturity, commitment, motivation to complete a degree program at Fei Tian, prior training, and future academic and professional potential.

Readmission or Reinstatement

Students who have not registered for courses at the College for one full year or more (excluding those who are away on an approved leave of absence) must apply for readmission or reinstatement if they wish to re-enroll. (Consult the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for details.) An official transcript from any and all institutions of higher education attended since the last enrollment in Fei Tian College, as well as a written statement explaining the circumstances for non-enrollment, must be submitted with the application.

Second Degree

Second degree applicants are individuals seeking an additional degree at the same level but in an essentially different area of study, typically after conferral of the first degree.

Admission in this category is based primarily on the applicant’s audition or interview, recommendations, and motivation to complete a second degree program at Fei Tian. The application process is the same as that for transfer applicants.


Applicants for non-matriculated status are individuals seeking to take course(s) at the College but without being enrolled in a degree program. The College reviews applications for non-matriculated studies selectively.

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