Admission - International Students

F-1 and J-1 Visas

The College of Coastal Georgia values the contributions international students make to our campus community. International students provide the College with a diverse population through which differences in race, ethnicity, religious conviction, and cultural background may be celebrated. Because additional processing time is required, international students should submit the admissions application and all supporting documents at least ninety days prior to the desired semester of enrollment. The College determines admissibility of international applicants only after all required admissions documents have been received. The certificate of eligibility (Form I-20) cannot be forwarded to an international student until after an offer of acceptance has been extended by the College.

Note: Policies and procedures concerning international students are subject to change without notice.

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Information Request Form

Application Process

  • Submit an Application of Admission & Application Fee;
  • Submit official transcripts from any institution of learning attended either in the United States or home country or certified copies of educational documents that have been translated to English by a reputable credential evaluator that can be deemed generally equivalent to U.S. college preparatory studies or college level work (Silny Company, World Education Services);
  • Proof of English proficiency for all students whose first language is not English (including permanent resident aliens) and whose language of instruction throughout secondary school was not in English. Non-native speakers of English must successfully complete the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with minimum score of 523 for the paper exam, 69 on the online exam or 193 on the computer-based; or must have successfully completed a qualified English training program at a US college; or must have university or successfully completed college-level English courses at a previous US college or university;
  • SAT or ACT scores, meeting the college SAT minimum of at least 350 on Verbal and 350 on Math, or ACT minimum of 14 Composite and 14 on each section;
  • COMPASS placement testing, unless exempted by TOEFL or SAT/ACT scores;
  • Certificates of Immunization to include verification of immunity against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus-Diphtheria, and Varicella (Chicken Pox) - students under the age of 19 must also provide proof of the Hepatitis B series;
  • Applicants seeking an F-1 Visa must show sponsorship and financial independence by submitting a financial affidavit from a banking institution (College of Coastal Georgia requires all first-year students from outside a 40 mile radius to live on-campus); and
  • The applicant seeking an F-1 Visa must show that they will be adequately covered by health and accident insurance, or they will be enrolled in the University System of Georgia group health program at additional cost.

Point of Contact

Connie Toler

Office of International Education
College of Coastal Georgia
One College Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520 USA
Phone: (912)279-5785

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