International Admission Process

Application Process

  1. Complete the application - Apply online or download a printable version of the application (PDF).

  2. High School Transcript – All international applicants must submit authenticated copies of all academic records to the Office of Admissions through the World Education Services credential services clearinghouse.

    Applicants must order the WES ICAP (International Credential Advantage Package) evaluation package and verified transcript. (BASIC evaluation packages will not be acceptable. You must order the ICAP.) If an applicant has completed post-secondary coursework, a Comprehensive Course-By-Course Report is required. If no post-secondary coursework has been completed, then a Document-By-Document Report is acceptable. When completing the WES Credential Evaluation Application, Asbury University must be selected as a recipient institution.

    Applicants may access this service and submit a U.S. Credential Evaluation Application at

    Applicants are responsible for paying the Credential Services Fee of $195 USD for the WES ICAP Course-By-Course Evaluation, as well as the appropriate delivery fee ($7 USD for standard delivery for each recipient) to the World Education Services through the above website.

    Fees are not refundable and are subject to change. Under certain circumstances, additional administrative fees may be charged.

  3. English Proficiency Tests: International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - International students must demonstrate their English proficiency to Asbury University. Applicants must present a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL before they can be admitted. For the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS), applicants must present a minimum score of 6.5. If the applicant is a native speaker of English and is a citizen of Great Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the British West Indies, SAT or ACT scores are required instead of the TOEFL or IELTS.

    If the applicant has studied as a full-time student in one of the countries mentioned above within the last two years (or at a school where English is the language used in classroom teaching), has taken at least one English class with a grade of B or better, and has a good academic record at the school attended, he or she has the option to submit SAT or ACT scores to determine whether the English Proficiency Test may be waived.

    TOEFL and the IELTS

  4. Statement of Financial Responsibility - Applicants must submit a confidential Statement of Financial Responsibility showing ability to pay for their education at Asbury. They must also submit a certified document from their parents' bank stating the current balance in USD (dollars).

  5. Christian Character Reference (Highly Recommended for all students)
    The Christian Character Reference (Online Form or PDF) can be completed by anyone who can speak about your character and your relationship with Jesus Christ, if you have one. This person should send the completed form directly to the Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope.

Final Acceptance

Once all admission materials are received and reviewed, Asbury University will notify applicants of their admission status.

Tuition Deposit and Form I-20

Upon notification of acceptance, international students must submit a tuition deposit equal to one semester of full time costs, less any financial assistance. Students will receive detailed information from the Coordinator of International Admissions regarding the tuition deposit and the issuance of the Form I-20. If you have any questions regarding the international admission process or the status of an application, please contact Mr. Brandon Combs, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Coordinator of International Admissions.

International Student Scholarship

Each year a number of new international students are selected to receive partial scholarships from Asbury University. The purpose of the scholarship is to serve the international community through the education of young leaders, to provide qualified international students the opportunity of an education at Asbury and to maintain an awareness of international concerns through the presence of students from other countries on campus.

The selection for the scholarship is based on academic standing, recommendations, and other information available to the committee. To be eligible for this scholarship students must apply by January 1 of the year in which they intend to enroll. This scholarship may be renewed for a total of four years or eight semesters.