Providence Christian College welcomes students from around the world. We want to offer international students education and training from a Reformed perspective, so they can bring their newfound knowledge and skills back to their home country to provide leadership to churches and other ministries. We are seeking students with strong academic performance, proven English skills, and a clear sense of purpose for serving God. If you think God is calling you to Providence, we invite you to apply.
International students are encouraged to read through the International Student Handbook prior to applying to Providence.
International Student Admissions Process
To apply to Providence, international students must complete the following:
- Providence Christian College Application for Admission (International Student)
Complete the application either by typing or by printing legibly in blue or black ink. Be sure to sign the last page of the application.
- Student Data Form for SEVIS
This form must be completed along with your application.
- Nonrefundable $25 USD Application Fee
If the complete application is received by December 31st, this application fee is waived. Otherwise, send the funds by money order.
- Completed Essays
Two essay questions are found on page 6 of the application. Please type your responses (double spaced, 1 inch margins, size 12 font).
- Official High School Transcript and/or National Exam Test Results
If your school is outside of the United States or Canada, please have your transcript evaluated by a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). We require a course-by-course report. Please visit naces.org for more information.
- Official Transcripts for Any/All Colleges Attended
If you have attended a college or university, have an official transcript sent it to Providence. Again, if it is outside of the United States or Canada, please have it evaluated by a current member of NACES.
- Educational History Form
Complete this summary of your educational history. Follow the directions given on the form.
- Proof of English Language Proficiency
At this time, Providence does not offer English courses for non-native speakers. If English is not your native language or your secondary education was not conducted in English, you must demonstrate proficiency in English either by (1) a minimum IELTS band score of 7.0 (Academic or General Training) or by (2) a minimum TOEFL score of 563 (paper-based test), 223 (computer-based test), or 85 (web-based test). Students need a minimum of 21 on the writing portion and the reading portion of the web-based TOEFL. In addition to the TOEFL test, you would be required to have a telephone interview.
- ACT or SAT Reasoning Test Results
Typically, you must preregister for the tests at least one month in advance of the test date. The results of either test are used for admissions as well as class placement. Currently, a copy of the results is sufficient as we do not yet have a school code for direct reporting. You will find more information online about testing locations and test dates for the SAT or ACT.
- Academic Reference
Providence requires an academic reference from a teacher, counselor, or administrator who knows your academic abilities well. The reference should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. Providing an addressed and pre-stamped envelope is suggested.
- Pastoral Reference
This reference may be completed by either your pastor, youth pastor, or an elder at your church.
- Financial Resources Statement
International students need to provide financial evidence that shows you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition and living expenses during the period of your intended stay. As there are limited funds available, it is essential for you to start looking early for sponsorship if you are unable to completely fund your tuition and living expenses. You may want to check with your church, various government agencies, or international organizations. Official documentation that supports the information provided on the form is required. This includes, but is not limited to, an official letter of employment to verify income, an official bank statement to verify resources, and a signed and notarized letter from each sponsor. You will also need this information when entering the United States at a port of entry (POE)
- Letter Requesting Financial Aid (optional)
The possibility of limited funds may be available for international students in the form of grants and scholarships. If there are extenuating circumstances that have not already been covered in the application process, you may write a letter detailing your need and what grants and scholarships you think you might be eligible for. See the course catalogue for more details on grants and scholarships.
International Student Tuition Payments