For the purpose of applying to Jacksonville University, an international applicant is defined as a citizen of a country where English is not the official first language, or someone who has attended a foreign institution. International students who are not on the list of countries where English is the official language may be required to prove English proficiency.
In addition to the standard application components, based on their programs of interest, international students must also adhere to the following requirements to complete the full admissions process or to continue beyond one 8-week term:
An original course-by-course certified credential evaluation for all international transcripts from any agency that is a member of NACES. The outside agency of choice for evaluation of foreign credentials is WES. Applicants may, however, use the services of any member of NACES.
Official international transcripts must be provided unless the credential evaluation service indicates their evaluation was completed from an official transcript. In that case, photocopies of the transcripts that were utilized to perform the evaluation are required. If the evaluation does not include a copy of those transcripts, official transcripts will be required. The transcripts should be signed, stamped, and placed in a sealed envelope by your school or the Department of Education in your home country. You may then place the sealed envelope with your documents in another larger envelope for mailing purposes.
If your documents are not in English, please be sure to provide a certified translation. A copy of the certified translation is acceptable as long as the official transcript and official credential evaluation has been provided.
Please note: international students with a U.S accredited associates degree, who have extreme difficulty in obtaining their international transcript (i.e. war torn and devastated countries, destroyed by a known natural disaster, etc.), have the option to waive foreign transcripts and must submit (emailed or faxed copy acceptable) a signed statement with the below information:
- Name of international school attended
- Timeframe of attendance
- Efforts made to try and obtain the transcript
- Statement that they forfeit all credits from that institution
- Must be signed and dated