Welcome International Applicants
Students from around the world come to Prescott College and take advantage of our unique experiential education in sustainability, social justice, and liberal arts.
The information below will help you with the application process. Be sure to check the requirements and deadlines specific to your program.
Receive a rigorous education and earn a degree, all without leaving home. Our groundbreaking bioregional approach to distance learning allows you to apply what you learn immediately and directly to your local community. And whatever your interest–sustainability, economic development, wilderness education, energy production, food systems, social justice, counseling, or anything you desire–you’ll be able to customize your degree while developing skills in leadership, group organization, and conflict resolution.
*Note: Post-bachelor teacher certification programs are not available to international students at this time.
How it Works
Generally, immigration regulations allow three (3) online credits as part of your total enrollment to count toward full-time requirements for F-1/J-1 students. For immigration purposes, hybrid classes are considered in-person classes. However, some sponsors consider hybrid classes as online classes, and sponsors have strict policies regarding the number of online or hybrid classes a student can take throughout their degree program at Prescott College. Check with your sponsoring agency to confirm their policy on online coursework. If not, you may be responsible for the cost of those classes, or encounter difficulty authenticating your diploma with the Ministry of Education of your home country after graduating.
If you have studied at a high school, college, or university in a country where English is the native language, click here to find out if you are eligible for a waiver of the English language proficiency requirement.
If you’re native language is not English, you may demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting the required minimum score on one of the following tests, taken within the past two years:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 550 on the paper-based, 213+ on the computer-based, 79+ on the internet-based, or 20+ in each section of the revised paper-delivered test.
- IELTS academic band score of at least 6.5
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (ESOL) score of B or higher
- PTE score of at least 53
All international applicants must send their official transcripts to a recognized NACES agency, listed below. The type of evaluation required depends on the level of education completed outside of the United States.
Undergraduate applicants who have completed high school or equivalent outside of the United States, but have not taken college or university-level credit, can request a high school equivalency report.
International applicants seeking to transfer college/university credit from an institution outside of the United States, regardless of the degree, will need to request a course-by-course equivalency evaluation of all university work completed. Once the evaluation is completed, a copy of the report must be sent from the evaluating agency directly to our admissions office.
- Educational Credential Evaluators
- International Educational Research Foundation
- Josef Silny
- World Education Services
- Full listing of recognized providers
Process: The evaluation process may take several weeks to complete. Start the application early and pay close attention to the priority deadlines of your desired program.
Cost: The cost of the transcript evaluation services is the full responsibility
In order to receive an I-20 form, which will allow you to apply for an F1 student visa, accepted international students (including students living in Canada and Mexico) must demonstrate ability to pay for tuition and living expenses for one year of study at Prescott College. Funds may come from any dependable source, including scholarships, fellowships, sponsoring agencies, personal funds, or funds from the student’s family. Documentation of personal or family funds should be on official bank letterhead stationery, dated within the past six months, be from an individual bank account, and show funds that are accessible and transferrable immediately. Credit card statements, business accounts, property value documents, solvency statements, statements of income, and insurance policies may not be submitted as sources of financial support. If you are receiving financial support through an outside scholarship or sponsoring agency, such as the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission, Kuwait Cultural Office, a recent copy of your support letter is required stating the amount of support and duration of the award. Photocopies, faxes, and scanned documents are accepted. Keep several sets of original financial documents if possible.
All accepted international students must provide a photocopy of the identification page of their passport. This ensures that the name and date of birth listed on your I-20 is accurate. The name and date of birth on your application for admission must also match those listed on the identification page of your passport. If the names on your admission letters, I-20 form, and passport do not match, you may have difficulty during your student visa interview or when you enter the U.S.
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