All citizens of foreign
countries are encouraged
and welcome to apply for
admission to Thiel College.
Thiel College accepts
applicants for the four-year,
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
degrees. Thiel also offers the
two-year Associate of Science
(A.S.) and Associate of Arts
To begin the application
process, a prospective student must file a formal application with the Office of
International Admission. The student may file an application using either of the methods
• Online International Student Application (Preferred method)
• Thiel College International Student Paper Application (*pdf)
• Common Application Form
The Academic Year at Thiel College consists of two semesters: Fall 2013 and
Spring 2014. Thiel College adopts a rolling admissions policy and there is no set
application deadline. However, it is strongly recommended that an applicant complete
all admissions formalities and be accepted to Thiel, a minimum of six weeks prior to the
start of the semester in which the international student wishes to enroll.
Applicants must provide documentation to demonstrate their academic proficiency
and financial eligibility; all documents provided must be notarized (certified). The
following documents must be submitted before an application can be processed
(Translations are required for records in a language other than English):
1. Thiel College International Student Application for Admission
2. Passport Copy
3. Nonrefundable Application Fee: USD 50
4. Senior High School Transcript: A complete and official educational record of
grades, diplomas and certificates received. These documents must be attested to by the
5. University/College Transcript: Applicable only to international student applicants
planning to transfer credits from a college or university within or outside the United
6. TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/ACT Test Scores: It is required that you take either one of these
standardized exams and have the scores reported directly to us, by mentioning Thiel
College’s CEEB code (2910) when you take the exam.
7. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: It is required that you submit a minimum of two
letters. The letters must be written by people who have known you and experienced
your work in a professional setting related to the major of your choice. (e.g.: Professor,
Principal, Dean, etc.)
8. Statement of Objective (Maximum 500 words): You must submit an essay
describing your reason for desiring to study at Thiel. Additionally, mention your future
academic plans, career objectives and the motivation behind your intention to return to
your home country.
9. Official Bank Statement of Sponsor: The sponsor must document the availability of a
minimum of one year’s total costs.
10. Financial Certification Form or Sponsor’s Affidavit of Support (notarized): The sponsor must state their willingness
and ability to sponsor the applicant’s education and living expenses. Additionally,
the sponsor must list the various sources of income that will be used to support the
English Language Proficiency
Applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate their proficiency in the English language. The following may be submitted as proof of proficiency:
Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 503 (PBT), 177 (CBT), 62 (IBT)
Conditional (minimum) Academic Admissions Requirements: Fall 450 (PBT), 133 (CBT), 45 (IBT); Spring 477 (PBT), 153 (CBT), 53 (IBT)
Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 6.0 band
Conditional (minimum) Academic Admissions Requirements: Fall 5.0 band, Spring 5.5 band
• STEP EIKEN—
Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 2A
Conditional (minimum) Academic Admissions Requirements: 2
• SAT I—
Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 900/1600 scale
–The United States Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) requires that a
student document the availability of financial resources required to cover the total cost
of education, for a minimum of one academic year expenses, before an application can be
processed for admission or an 1-20 (required for an F-1 student visa) be issued.
–Admission is based upon evaluation of the required documents submitted. The
applicant must meet all admission criteria required of Thiel international students.
Once all the documentation required has been received, the applicant’s file will be
processed and a notice will be sent updating the applicant. If the applicant has been
accepted for admission, it is crucial that applicant send a registration deposit (USD 150) to reserve a place in the incoming class.
Thiel College is authorized by the United States Government to issue an I-20 Form
(Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimigrant [F-1] Student Status) to an accepted student. The
I-20 form along with the official letter of acceptance will be issued upon receipt of the
registration deposit. The I-20 must be used to secure an F-1 visa to enable the applicant
to legally enter and study in the United States. All students who obtain the F-1 visa are
required to initially attend the educational institution which issued the I-20 to them.
A complete physical examination and updated immunization records are required prior to registration for classes.