International Students

Cottey College welcomes applications from qualified international students and advises prospective students to communicate with the Office of Enrollment Management at least six months in advance of their proposed entrance. There is a limited amount of financial aid available for international students, so if financial aid is needed, this fact should be made clear in initial correspondence. The decision to admit international students is based on a thorough review of the application and supporting materials International applicants need to submit:

  1. Online Application
  2. Non-refundable application fee.
  3. If you wish to apply for financial aid, click here to complete your profile. Cottey’s CSS code is 6120.
  4. Secondary School Transcripts – Course by course evaluation completed by a member of or InCRED. A GPA equivalent to at least 2.6 is required for admission.
  5. Certified records of external examinations.
    1. Students whose first language is not English must furnish Cottey College with official scores from one of the following tests:
      1. TOEFL – at least 68 overall score minimum (17 for all subscores)
      2. IELTS – 5.5 overall band score minimum
      3. EIKEN (Jitsuyo Eigo Gino Kentei in Japan) – Pre-1 Grade minimum
    2. Students whose first language is English will be required to furnish Cottey College with official scores from either the ACT or SAT.
      1. ACT – at least a 21 composite scores (17 for all subscores)
      2. SAT – 1060 total in critical reading and math (no writing)
  6. Non-refundable Tuition Deposit

If you are an international student, but also a transfer student who has studied at another institution in the US, you will use the international student application above. Please also see for information on how your US credits will transfer and other information specific to transfer students.

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