Admissions Requirements for International Certificate Applicants
All Applicants Should Submit:
- An online graduate certificate application
- Banker's Letter
Letter should be written on the bank's letterhead stationery and provide support for the certificate of finances. It should indicate how long the person has been a member of the bank and if he/she has adequate funds to support projected costs for attending Lynchburg College.
- Certificate of Finances
To obtain this document and costs for your specific graduate program, please contact Sharon Walters-Bower, director of admissions, at 434.544.8439 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- TOEFL (minimum 71 Internet based test/ 197 computer based test/527-530 paper based test) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)
- Official transcripts
Lynchburg College requires international students to furnish verification of the BA/BS equivalency of their academic record (e.g., through an international transcript assessment service). For students for which the distribution of courses is not essential for admissions into, and course planning for, a graduate program, such an analysis only must confirm that the individual received the equivalent of an American four-year (BA/BS) degree from his/her home institution. In some instances (e.g., teacher licensure), the more detailed course-by-course analysis will be required.
Special considerations for international students with children.
Once admitted, international students may enroll with a J-1 VISA to complete a specific certificate program within a 24 month time period.
International Application Deadlines:
Fall Enrollment Deadline: June 1 (for the August to December semester)
Spring Enrollment Deadline: October 15 (for the January to May semester)
Summer Enrollment Deadline: March 1 (for May, June, and July summer terms)
Applications submitted after these deadlines will be considered based on space availability. Please keep in mind that international applications are time sensitive.