If you are applying for international student admission and an F-1 student visa, you must meet both the program-specific admission requirements and those outlined below. With the additional steps, it is important that you plan ahead to ensure that the Office of Admissions receives all application materials by the deadline.
International Student Application Requirements
- Complete and submit an Application for Admissions, and fulfill all regular application requirements
- Satisfy the English proficiency standards
- Provide, if necessary, translated and evaluated transcripts from all secondary education institutions
- Submit a completed International Student Evidence of Financial Support form and all required financial ability documents
- Pursue proper student visa requirements (see Recommended Resources for further information)
Demonstration of English Proficiency
- Submit official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test results. You must receive a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) and 79 on the internet test. Request your official TOEFL test score be sent directly to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. To find a TOEFL testing center in your country, contact the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate, or U.S. Information Service in your country.
- Or submit a test score for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must receive a minimum score of 6.0 (on the Band Score spectrum). Request your official IELTS score to be sent directly to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. Refer to ielts.org to locate a testing center and test options.
- If you’ve completed education in the United States or Canada, this requirement may be waived. E-mail your Admissions Counselor if your background may exempt you from this requirement.
International Admission Score Requirements
If you had schooling in a country other than the U.S. or Canada (except Quebec), you must request two official transcripts from each of your academic institutions. Have one official transcript sent directly to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology by the academic institution(s). If transcripts are not in English, they must be translated to English by certified translators. Also, request that a second official transcript be sent directly to a credential evaluator. The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology requires certified translations and evaluations of international documents. You may select a credential evaluator from the following website: naces.org
Please note if you are applying to any The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology graduate degree program, you are required to have a four-year degree equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree.
To satisfy visa application requirements, international students must demonstrate adequate funds to cover their educational and living expenses for their intended period of study at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, a total of $32,496.
International Student Estimated Budget for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
|Tuition and Fees
|Books and Supplies
|Housing and Meals
|Therapy (for MACP students only)
- Complete the International Student Evidence of Financial Support form and required documentation of your ability to pay the educational and living expenses for your program. Examples include bank statements, loan documents or other written evidence of resources.
- As an international student you are not eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. government.
- If you are accepted to one of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology’s degree programs, you will receive the necessary U.S. immigration forms to apply for a student visa through the U.S. consulate in your home country. Admission to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology does not guarantee that you will receive a student visa. If you do not receive a student visa in time for your program start, you may contact the Admissions Office for assistance in changing your admission to a later term.
- It is important to note that as an international student with a student visa you must be enrolled full time each quarter. In general, your student visa does not allow you to be employed while in school.