Our academic requirements include four years of high school English, three units of math (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry), two laboratory science courses, two years of the same foreign language, and two years of social studies or history.
Admission counselors will also evaluate academic performance in high school, including the senior year curriculum, GPA, class rank, and standardized test scores. Strong emphasis is also placed on involvement and leadership in extracurricular and community activities.
To apply for admission to Emory & Henry College, you must complete our international student application. Use the transcript request form to request an official high school transcript and test scores from your high school. Specific application procedures are listed below.
The Office of Admissions must receive all necessary information by May 1 for the fall semester that begins mid-August, or by November 1 for the spring semester that begins mid-January.
The following items are required for all applicants:
- Complete and submit international student application for admission. Applications can be returned by e-mail (as an attachment) or faxed to 276.944.6935.
- Official high school or leaving school transcript(s). These must be translated into English. Send official transcripts of all school work completed beyond the eighth grade year of school - official records for the equivalent of American secondary school grades nine, 10, 11, and 12, and for any college or university work you have completed. Typically, you should request the principal officer of your secondary school and of your college (if you have done college work) to send the official transcripts to the Director of Admissions at Emory & Henry College. To be official, documents must be an original or a certified copy. Copies must be certified after the reproduction has been made.
- An official report of your test of English as a foreign language. Emory & Henry recognizes the IELTS, and the iBT TOEFL test. We require a minimum test score of 78/79 on the iBT TOEFL, and generally accept "Band 6" and above on the IELTS test. The TOEFL or IELTS are waived for students who spend one or more years as an exchange student in an American high school, or whose secondary education included English as a required foreign language and have achieved appropriate grade-point scores indicating competency with written, verbal and oral English language skills.
- At least one recommendation by a teacher, headmaster or guidance officer.
- You may submit the International Student Financial Aid Form found on the College Board's website. You must also send a notarized bank statement showing enough financial support to afford at least the first year of study after any scholarships have been applied (if you qualify).
- SAT or ACT scores are not required for international students, but may be submitted to strengthen their admission application. The SAT score CEEB code for Emory & Henry College is 5185.
Once these requirements have been met, your application will be reviewed. If accepted, you will receive e-mail notification of your acceptance. Once you pay your enrollment deposit, we send the official acceptance letter, the I-20 student visa application, along with other information related to the next steps you will take to register for classes, arrange for residence hall assignment, and transition to life as an Emory & Henry College student. An enrollment ($250 USD) and housing deposit ($150 USD) is required for all students. Note: We do not send the I-20 form until you have paid your enrollment deposit.
International students can qualify for a limited number of academic scholarships, which are determined at the time of admission. These scholarships range up to $15,000 USD per academic year. Emory & Henry College does not offer full tuition scholarships.