Instructions for International Students
Foreign Nationals who wish to attend Belmont College as F-1 nonimmigrant aliens
are subject to the following admission policy:
- Applicants must demonstrate that they have completed a secondary education prior
to attendance at Belmont College. Applicants must provide certified translations
into English of all secondary school records.
- Applicants must supply evidence of satisfactory command of the English language
as evidenced by a composite Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or better. TOEFL
may be waived if the student has graduated from a high school within the United
- Applicants who plan to enter the country to attend Belmont College must indicate
that they have sufficient funds for tuition, fees, books, room, board, etc. (Notarized Affidavit of Support). Before
an I-20 Form (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status) is issued,
applicants must submit to the Business Office sufficient tuition funds and the general
fee for one academic year (45 credit hours) at the foreign student tuition rate
in force at time of application. The College has no financial aid available to foreign
- Applicants must provide a notarized affidavit indicating that they have Accident
& Health Insurance in force while they are in attendance at Belmont College.
- Applicants who plan to transfer to Belmont College from other institutions must
supply documentation that they have been making satisfactory academic progress and
have not had disciplinary actions brought against them or must otherwise submit
to the criteria in items 1, 2, 3, and 4.
- Because Belmont College has no dormitory services, it can provide little help in
finding housing or boarding facilities.
- Each applicant must submit a completed application.
- Because many programs have limited enrollment, initial preference will be given
to Ohio residents.