Students who receive their education outside of the United States must demonstrate their ability to perform college level work in the US by submitting official academic credentials from the country where they received their education. Students, whose native language is not English, must score at least 109 in an ELS Language Center, take the ACT test, take the SAT test, or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). International students who take the ACT or SAT may be eligible for an academic scholarship. A native language is that language acquired naturally during childhood and is spoken in the home. Scores must be sent directly from the testing organization. Photocopies are not acceptable. The minimum TOEFL scores are: 520 (paper-based test), or 190 (computer-based), or 68 (internet-based test). A list of cities and specific details for the TOEFL is available on the TOEFL website. The minimum ACT score is 18 and participating countries can be found on the ACT website. The minimum SAT test score is 840 and students can register for the test on the CollegeBound website . All test scores and transcripts must be submitted by May 1 for fall enrollment or October 1 for spring enrollment.
All students educated outside the United States or Canada will enter Rochester College on academic alert (see page 44 for information concerning “alert” status). Issuance of an I-20, as a citizen of another country, requires a notarized bank certification that funds are available to pay for at least the first year of college. A Rochester College Financial Worksheet must be filled out, signed and submitted, along with your first payment. The first payment amount and payment schedule for the rest of the year will be outlined in the Financial Worksheet. The bank certification, Financial Worksheet, and initial payment must be received by the college by June 1 for fall enrollment and November 1 for spring enrollment, to ensure adequate processing time related to issuance of a student visa. The payment, credited to the student’s account, may be refunded if the student does not attend Rochester College.