Steps to Admissions for International Students

Piedmont International University celebrates diversity and welcomes international students. Throughout our history students have represented 83 countries and have studied on our campus and online.  An international student is defined as a student in non-immigrant status who is not a U.S. citizen or does not have U.S. permanent residence. Follow the steps below to submit your information. We look forward to hearing from you.

Undergraduate International Students

Undergraduate international students are welcome and may come study on campus or live at home and study with our online courses.

Steps to apply

  • Submit an application and include a $39 application fee. You may start and resume the application any time.
  • Submit your salvation testimony through this form
  • General references will be required as well as a  pastoral reference
  • Request your high school and all college transcripts to be sent to the Admissions Office (translations may be required)
  • Submit  your TOEFL, (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to Piedmont if English is not your first language. Our TOEFL school code is 5555. Scores must be submitted to Piedmont before issuance of the I-20. The minimum score for admittance is a paper-based score of 500, computer-based score of 173, or internet-based score of 61.
  • Email a current headshot photograph in JPEG format to your Admissions Counselor

Additonal Steps for Undergraduate International Students desiring to become residential students

  • After all application forms and information have been received, the Admissions Committee will make the decision regarding acceptance. If accepted, Piedmont must receive on deposit the funds in US dollars to cover the cost of the first year’s education (fully refundable). This amount may be obtained from the Piedmont Financial Aid Office and will include: tuition, room and board, fees and books. Once these funds are received, a final acceptance letter will be mailed to the student along with the I-20 form.
  • The I-20 and the acceptance letter will need to be submitted to a United States Consulate or Embassy to obtain the “F-1” student visa, (The I-20 immigration document DOES NOT guarantee the issuance of the “F-1”student visa.)

Graduate International Students

Graduate students are welcome and may only study online at this time.

Steps to apply

  • Submit an application and include a $39 application fee. You may start and resume the application any time.
  • Submit your salvation testimony
  • General references will be required as well as a pastoral reference.
  • Request your college transcripts to be sent to the Admissions Office (translations may be required)
  • Submit  your TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores to Piedmont. Our TOEFL school code is 5555. The minimum score for admittance is a paper-based score of 500, computer-based score of 173, or internet-based score of 61.
  • Email a current headshot photograph in JPEG format to your Admissions Counselor
  • Program specific requirements also apply