Admission Process for International Students

Spring Hill College welcomes students from around the world to be a part of our community. We hope you’ll take the time to explore how Spring Hill can help you achieve your academic and professional goals while also providing you with an opportunity to experience living on a vibrant campus in the heart of the Gulf Coast region of the United States.

Who is considered an international student?

  • Any student who does not have United States citizenship, or is not a permanent resident of the United States
  • Any student who is "in process" to receive U.S. permanent residency (obtain a Green Card)
  • Any student who may live in the country without appropriate immigration documentation

Admission Procedures

International Freshman Applicants Requirements

All documents must be officially translated into English

  1. Application for admission and personal essay
  2. Letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or an academic instructor
  3. Secondary school academic records, both in the original language and certified English translation. The original language records must be official school records - sent directly to Spring Hill College by the school - and must bear the official stamp or seal of the school. Certified copies, if sent by the school and bearing the stamp or seal of the school, are acceptable.
  4. Proof of English proficiency.*
  5. Proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses for your first academic year at Spring Hill College.**
  6. Non-refundable US $35 application fee.

International Transfer Applicants Requirements

All documents must be officially translated into English

  1. International Application and personal essay
  2. Letter of recommendation from the Dean of Students at last attended institution.
  3. List of current courses.
  4. Transcripts from all colleges and universities attended or currently attending. These records must be official school records - sent directly to Spring Hill College by the school - and must bear the official stamp or seal of the school. Certified copies, if sent by the school and bearing the stamp or seal of the school, are acceptable. All college and university courses taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated by an approved evaluation service (recommended: World Education Services - www.wes.org).
  5. Secondary school academic records, both in the original language and certified English translation are required if student has less than 20 credit hours and, or a cumulative GPA below 2.5.
  6. Proof of English proficiency.*
  7. Proof of financial resources showing your ability to cover expenses for your first academic year at Spring Hill College.**
  8. Non-refundable US $35 application fee.

Notes

* Official test results and a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL (SHC's code is 1733) or equivalent. Students applying from other English speaking countries are required to submit either an ACT or SAT score.

** Proof of financial resources include one of the following:

  1. An affidavit of support and a confidential bank statement from yourself, a relative or personal sponsor showing that sufficient funds are available.
  2. A sponsorship letter from a government agency, organization, institution or school.