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International Student Application For Admission

TERM / PROGRAM SELECTION

*Applying for

*Intended Major

*Housing Preference
On CampusOff Campus

APPLICATION STATUS

*I am applying as a
FRESHMANSOPHOMOREJUNIORTRANSFERTRANSIENT

SECTION 1: PERSONAL INFORMATION

*Full Legal Name (Please type your name exactly as it appears in your passport)

*Last Name (s)

*First Name (s)

Middle Name

*Date of Birth (Month/Day/Year)

*Gender

*Marital Status

LEGAL PERMANENT ADDRESS

*Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

*Your Email

Telephone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Mobile Number
(+)
(inlcude country code)

MAILING ADDRESS (if different from legal permanent address)

Street Address

City

State / Province

Country

Postal Code

SECTION 2: CITIZENSHIP

*City of Birth

*Country of Birth

*Country of Citizenship

*Country of Legal Permanent Residency

*Passport Number

*Passport Issuing Country

*Passport Issuing Date (Month/Day/Year)

*Passport Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year)

If you have a second citizenship, name of country

*Immigration Status
Student (F1)Exchange Visitor (J1)Other
If other, please specify:

If you are studying in the U.S. please provide the following:

School Name

Attended From (MM/YYYY)

To (MM/YYYY)

Do you Currently hold a U.S. Visa?
YesNo

If yes, what type of Visa?

Visa Issuing Country

Visa Issuing Date (Month/Day/Year)

Visa Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year)

Please forward a copy of your passport visas or upload when requested later in the upcoming section of this online application.

SECTION 3: ETHNICITY / RACE

Ethnicity

If other, please specify:

Religion

If other, please specify:

Benedict College is required to collect information on the ethnic and racial composition of its student body and report this information to the U.S. Department of Education. However, you are not required to report this information on this application.

SECTION 4: JUDICIAL RECORD

*Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
YesNo

If yes, please provide a detailed explanation including the nature of the charges.

SECTION 5: EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
Failure to provide complete educational background will result in dismissal of your application for admission

Secondary (High) School Attended

*Name of high school

*Address of high school

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

*Attended From (MM/YYYY)

*To (MM/YYYY)

*Graduated
YesNo

Graduation Date (Month/Day/Year)

Additional Secondary (High) School

*Do you have another high school to report?

If you attended an additional secondary institution (high school) we will also need information on that institution.

*Name of Other High School

*Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

*Attended From (MM/YYYY)

*To (MM/YYYY)

*Graduated
YesNo

Graduation Date (Month/Day/Year)

Colleges/Universities Attended

College/University Name

Address

City

State / Province

Country

Postal Code

Attended From (MM/YYYY)

To (MM/YYYY)

*Graduated
YesNo

Graduation Date (Month/Day/Year)

Degree/Diploma/Certificate earned

List all additional colleges or universities you have attended:

TEST SCORES

Complete the information requested for all applicable exams you have taken

Test Type
TOEFLIELTS

Test Score

Test Date (Month/Day/Year)

Is English your native language?
YesNo

If no, what is your native language?

Was English the primary language of instruction, or main language spoken at the schools you attend?

 
SAT

Critical Reading

Math

Writing

Date Taken (Month/Day/Year)

 
ACT

English

Math

Composite

Date Taken

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Students are encouraged to share extra curricular activities they have been involved in such as sports, employment and the arts. If OIP has information about your interests and skills we can seek out and suggest opportunities to further enrich your experience at Benedict College.

Section 6: PARENT / LEGAL GUARDIAN INFORMATION

*Are you under the custodial care of both of your parents, mother only, father only or is someone else your legal guardian?

FATHER

*Father's First Name

Father's Middle Name

*Father's Last Name

Father's Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Father's Mobile Number
(+)
(include country code)

Father's Highest Education

*Father's Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

Father's Email Address

MOTHER

*Mother's First Name

Mother's Middle Name

*Mother's Last Name

Mother's Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Mother's Mobile Number
(+)
(include country code)

Mother's Highest Education

*Mother's Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

Mother's Email Address

FATHER

*Father's First Name

Father's Middle Name

*Father's Last Name

Father's Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Father's Mobile Number
(+)
(include country code)

Father's Highest Education

*Father's Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

Father's Email Address

MOTHER

*Mother's First Name

Mother's Middle Name

*Mother's Last Name

Mother's Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Mother's Mobile Number
(+)
(include country code)

Highest Education

*Mother's Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

Mother's Email Address

LEGAL GUARDIAN

*Guardian's First Name

Guardian's Middle Name

*Guardian's Last Name

Guardian's Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Guardian's Mobile Number
(+)
(include country code)

*Guardian's Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

Guardian Email Address

SECTION 7: EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Please list the name of two persons whom we can contact in case of emergency that are not your parents or legal guardian.

EMERGENCY CONTACT 1

*Specify Your Relationship With This Contact

*First Name

Middle Name

*Last Name

*Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

*Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Email Address

EMERGENCY CONTACT 2

*Specify Your Relationship With This Contact

*First Name

Middle Name

*Last Name

*Street Address

*City

*State / Province

*Country

Postal Code

*Phone Number
(+)
(include country code)

Email Address

1. Completed Application

Download the digital application form and fill it out completely. The form is available at http://www.bcoip.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BENEDICT_OIP_ADMISSION_FORM_editable.pdf. This form can be completed on a computer with Adobe Acrobat. Save the changes you make to the form then upload it here.

2. Personal Statement

Write and submit a 300-word essay in English, stating why you would like to study at Benedict College and what are your future career aspirations. Be sure to include your full name, your date of birth, your country of origin, and the name of your high school at the upper left hand side of your essay. Upload a .doc or .pdf file below.

3. School Records

Mail official school transcripts from your high school and any colleges you have attended directly to the OIP. Applicants may upload copies for preliminary review. If your high school and college records are issued in a language other than English, have them translated into English by a certified translator. The original translations must accompany the original school transcripts.If you are in your last year of high school at the time you apply to Benedict College, you must scan and upload your Mid-year high school records below.

4. Test Scores (Scholastic Attitude Test, SAT, or American College Testing, ACT)

Take either the Scholastic Attitude Test (SAT), or the American College Test (ACT). If you take the SAT, please designate Benedict College as an official recipient using the school code 5056. If you take the ACT, use the school code 3834. Upload a copy of your scores below.

5. Proof of English Language Proficiency

Note: The U.S. Department of State requires all students coming from non-English speaking countries demonstrate English language proficiency.If you come from a country where English is not the language of instruction, you must demonstrate English language proficiency by taking a standardize language assessment test such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). When taking either one of the above tests, designate Benedict College as the score recipient. For more information on the TOEFL and IELTS tests go to: http://www.ets.org/toefl, and http://www.ielts.org respectively, or visit U.S, embassies of consulates in your country. You may also demonstrate English language proficiency by submitting a certificate from a reputable English language teaching institution showing that you have taken, at least, one year of continuous English language instruction. This document must be written in English.

6. Proof of Sufficient Financial Resources

The United States Immigration law requires every institution to certify that each student admitted has adequate funding to attend school. Student must be able to show proof of sufficient financial resources to cover 12 months of expenses at the College. Please click on the Proof of Sufficient Financial Resources link, have your parents, guardians or sponsors fill out the form and mail originals to the OIP along with other required original documents. Copies may also be submitted below.

7. Proof of Admission Payment

This can be a completed Credit Card Authorization Form, a scanned copy of draft or, the transaction number of wire transfer provided by your bank. The Credit Card Authorization form is available at http://www.bcoip.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CC-Authorization-Form.pdf.

8. Copy of Current Passport

Scan the picture page of your passport and upload it below.

Upon review of the above documents, if you meet the criteria for admission, a letter of acceptance will be sent to you within three weeks of receipt of all admission documents.

CERTIFICATION OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT

The U.S. immigration laws require every educational institution to certify that each student admitted has adequate funding to attend school. The student must be able to show proof of financial resources for 12 months of expenses in US dollars. This form has been developed for the purpose of financial certification at Benedict College only. The U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country may require additional documentation in order to issue the entry visa. You should use this form if you are self-supported, or supported by family members or friends. The link to the form is provided below for your convenience. You may submit it separately, independent of the application and application supporting documents.

SOURCE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Sources of financial support can include personal funds; personal assets or pieces of property that are readily convertible to cash; pay from work that you do as part of a fellowship or scholarship; or specified funds from other persons or organizations. As part of the application process, you will need to gather documents that will supply evidence of the existence of these things. For example, you might show evidence of:These items can be brought to the recycling center for redistribution. This is much better than throwing them out.

  • Personal or family funds, such as copies of bank statements or stock certificates. Combine this with a list summarizing your total cash assets. Note that if a bank statement shows a recent deposit but a low average balance, the U.S. government will want an explanation. Attach something in writing (your own statement or an official document showing the source of the new cash) to the copy of the bank statement. Your goal is to overcome any suspicion that the money was borrowed from a friend to pad the account and make the financial situation look better than it is.
  • The employment status of family members who will support you, such as a letter, on company letterhead, from their employer (explaining the person’s job title, salary, and that it’s a permanent position); or copies of their income tax statements.
  • Assets held by you or your family members that can be readily converted to cash. (The conversion must be done in a country whose currency is traded on the international exchange.) For example, real estate (land) is a good asset to show. The immigration authorities will want to see whether the property is owned free and clear or whether it carries any debt or lien (so you’ll want to attach bank or other receipts that show to what extent any loans or mortgages have been paid off). If the ownership papers don’t make the value clear, or show a value that seems too low, you can hire a professional appraiser to prepare an estimate and report.
  • Any scholarships, fellowships, assistantships, grants or loans from your school, government or private sources. Although these will also be listed on the Form I-20 that you receive from the school that accepts you, you must provide independent confirmation of them. Usually a copy of the notification letter you received is best.

If your family members will be supporting you, they can use a USCIS Form I-134 to indicate that they not only have the income and assets you’ve shown, but they are willing to spend them on your studies and living expenses.

SUPPORT FROM NON-FAMILY MEMBERS

If individuals who are not members of your family are willing to support you, use any of the types of evidence mentioned above for family members, including a Form I-134 Affidavit of Support. The person who decides whether to issue your visa will wonder, however, why someone who is not related to you will want to pay for you to get an expensive U.S. education. For that reason, non-family members should also write a sworn statement explaining why they are so willing, able, and motivated. The statement should mention that the person understands that he or she is not just a “backup” if other sources fail, but will be immediately responsible for paying all or part of your tuition, fees, and expenses.

STUDENT DECLARATION

This is the end of part 1 of the the online application submission process. In addition this questionnaire, applicants must submit supporting documents. The requested documents can be uploaded on the next page. You will be taken to part 2 to upload the requested documents after you check the box below as an indication you accept the following statement.

I certify that I have provided complete and accurate statements on this application. To the best of my knowledge, all official documents are authentic, unaltered records that pertain to me. I understand that all official documents submitted in support of this application become the property of Benedict College and cannot be returned, copied, or transferred to a third party. I understand that failure to list all colleges attended or falsification of official documents may result in denial of admission or disciplinary action.

I have been informed that my application fee of $75.00 is non-refundable.

I authorize the release of any information submitted by me in connection with this application to any person, firm, corporation, association, or government agency, but only to verify or explain the information.

I have been informed that I must submit all requested documents in order for my application to be reviewed by Benedict College.

CHECK HERE IF YOU AGREE (Required in order to submit this portion of your application.)