International FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the minimum test score requirements?

TOEFL (minimum 79 ibt) or IELTS (minimum 6.5) score.
SAT I or ACT scores required for all others.

Can I get scholarships as an International Student?

International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships based on their academic performance, which range from $6,000 to $15,500 per year. Each applicant is reviewed for eligibility. Please note: international students cannot qualify for need-based financial aid.

Will my credits transfer?

We require an English translation of your transcript if you are a transfer student. We accept evaluations by World Education Services, Josef Silny, or Academic Evaluation Services, Inc..

How do I get the Student Visa?

A student must be admitted, have completed financial documentation and must have remitted enrollment deposit before the university issues the I-20 form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status). The I-20 is then used to apply for an F-1 student visa. More information is available from the U.S. Department of State.

If transferring from a U.S. high school or university, you must complete the Transfer Eligibility Request Form, which will be sent to you from the Florida Southern Admissions Office.

Who can I talk to in my country to get help through the enrollment process?

For assistance in your region, we strongly recommend you contact your local advising center. To locate the advising center nearest you, visit Education USA.