In order to be evaluated for graduate admission at Carson-Newman University, please submit the following documents to Carson-Newman University - International Graduate and Adult Studies. Documents can be submitted individually; however, in order to expedite the process, please submit all documentation together.
This school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimmigrant students.
International Graduate Admission Requirements:
- Online Application: Apply Now
- Downloadable Paper Applications:
Business: Master of Business Administration
Counseling: Master of Science in Counseling
Religion: Master of Applied Theology
Sociology: Master of Applied Social Justice
- $50.00 Application Fee
3 Recommendation Letters (waived for Master of Education, EDD and EDS applicants)
- Recommendation letters from each of the following areas: Academic, Employment, Character:
- Complete ONLINE Recommendation Form
- Downloadable PAPER Recommendation Form
- One Official Transcript from each University or College you have attended.
- Evaluated Credentials: All transcripts from non-U.S. institutions require a professional credential evaluation from an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
- Credential Evaluating Agencies
Tests for International Students:
Minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79, IELTS score of 6.5, or PTE score of 53. Applicants scoring between 60 and 78 (TOEFL iBT), 5.5 and 6.4 (IELTS), or 44 and 52 (*PTE) may be admissible but must complete TESL 560, 563, 564 in addition to degree requirements.
Applicants without the required English language test score may be admissible but will be tested for English language proficiency upon arrival and may be required to complete additional English language study in the Carson-Newman English Language Institute before beginning full-time graduate studies.
International students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree at a United States college or university or who have successfully completed study in the Carson-Newman English Language Institute are exempted from the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement.
Application for Issuance of I-20
- Complete I-20 Application
- International Student Enrollment Fee ($500.00 will be credited to the Student's account)
Form I-20 will be issued only after acceptance for admission to Carson-Newman has been approved and the University receives the enrollment deposit of $500.00 and a current certified bank statement.
Certificate of Bank Deposit/Bank Statement
Certificate of Financial Support
Photocopy of Passport page with Photo and Full Name
Residence Hall Application
Certified Health and Immunization Records
All international students must submit proof of proper immunizations and health status prior to enrollment. The college requires proof of immunizations for measles of all incoming students. A doctor’s office record confirming the disease, or proof of measles immunization since 1980, is needed to satisfy this requirement.
Any questions or appeals due to extenuating circumstances related to immunization requirements must be filed with and approved by the Health Services University Nurse prior to the student’s enrollment. Immunizations can be obtained from a family physician or a local health department. A physician’s examination report is required. For significant health problems or those that would limit participation in physical activity courses, a physician’s report is also required.
- Complete Immunization Form
Health insurance is mandatory for international students in the U.S. All international students will be charged each semester for student health insurance. It will automatically be included in your bill at the beginning of the semester. Cost per month is approximately $132.00 .
Submit Official Transcripts and Application Materials to:
International Graduate and Adult Studies
CN Box 71985
Jefferson City, TN 37760
Phone: (1) 865.471.3224
Toll Free: (1) 855.481.6926
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