What Can I Expect as an International Student Applying to Northpoint? – Amy Maranville, Online Contributor
- Submit to the Enrollment Office your complete application along with your pastoral reference, educator references, health certificate, immunization records, high school transcript, college transcripts (if applicable).
- All international applicants (except those from Canada) are required to take the TOEFL exam in order to verify the ability needed to study in the English language. The TOEFL identification number for Northpoint Bible College is 3942. Please contact the U.S. Embassy in your country, or their website toefl.org, to obtain more information about test dates, sites, etc. Minimum TOEFL scores for acceptance are: 500 on the paper-based exam, 173 on the computer-based exam, and on the internet based exam (iBT) a minimum of 61 with the provision that the writing subtest score be fair or above (17 or higher.
- After your file is completed with all the information listed above, the Acceptance Committee will review your file.
- If you are accepted, an acceptance letter along with a form (and instructions) that is called “The International Student Documentation of Finances” will be sent to you. This form must be completed by you, your sponsor or whoever is responsible for paying for your education. A bank statement must be attached to the “International Student Documentation of Finances” to verify that the necessary funds to study at Northpoint Bible College are in the bank account. After you, your sponsors, and bank representatives have signed this form, you must mail the form back to Northpoint Bible College along with the required deposit (50% of the semester’s tuition fees) in care of the Registrar’s Office.
- Once your International Student Documentation of Finances has been received, we will review it to ensure that you have all the necessary funds verified by the bank statement that you have provided. We will verify that your TOEFL scores meet our minimum requirement (see #2). A 50% deposit of the semester’s tuition and fees is also required.
- Once all of steps above have been completed, we will prepare and mail your I-20 with instructions. Upon receipt of your I-20, you will take all your acceptance documents, such as your Acceptance letter, International Student Documentation of Finances with bank statement attached, and your I-20 and your passport to the American Embassy to apply for a student visa (F-1 Visa). Canadian students do not need to visit an embassy, but simply bring all these documents to the US border crossing for approval. Please note that you will want to contact the Embassy to obtain a list of all the documentation you will need for your appointment.