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International Students

Students from around the world are invited to make Thiel College their choice of educational institution for the pursuit of a world class baccalaureate degree in the United States of America. Thiel College is a private, four year, co-educational college that specializes in challenging you to build and achieve your dreams.


Start your Thiel journey by applying!

Application Deadlines
The Academic Year at Thiel College consists of two semesters: fall and spring, and entrance is accepted to both terms. Thiel College adopts a rolling admissions policy and there is no set application deadline. However, it is strongly recommended that you complete all admissions documents and be accepted to Thiel a minimum of six weeks prior to the start of the semester in which you wish to enroll.

Required Documentation
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 (50 USD)
  4. Senior high school transcript: A complete and official educational record of grades, diplomas and certificates received. These documents must be sent directly from the institution attended to Thiel College.
  5. University/College transcript: Applicable only to international student applicants planning to transfer credits from a college or university within or outside the United States.
  6. TOEFL/IELTS/SAT/ACT test scores: It is required that you take one of these standardized exams and have the scores reported directly to us.
  7. Two (2) letters of recommendation: A minimum of two letters is required. They 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 of 500 words): Submit an essay describing your reason for desiring to study at Thiel. Additionally, mention 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 (tuition, fees, room and board, etc.). 
  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 applicant.

* The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 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 a Form I-20 (required for an F-1 student visa) be issued.

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 Semester – 450 (PBT), 133 (CBT), 45 (IBT); Spring Semester – 477 (PBT), 153 (CBT), 53 (IBT)
    • Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 6.0 band
    • Conditional (minimum) Academic Admissions Requirements: Fall Semester – 5.0 band, Spring Semester – 5.5 band
    • Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 2A
    • Conditional (minimum) Academic Admissions Requirements: 2
  • SAT I
    • Unconditional Academic Admissions Requirements: 900/1600 scale

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 (150 USD) to reserve a place in the incoming class, and start the registration and enrollment process.

Thiel College is authorized by the United States Government to issue a Form I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimigrant [F-1] Student Status) to an accepted student. The Form I-20 will be issued upon receipt of the registration deposit. The Form 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 Form I-20 to them.