Admission of International Students

Trevecca welcomes students from other countries. International students who wish to enter the University must file their applications and complete certified copies of official transcripts, certificates, diplomas, and degrees translated to English well in advance of the semester for which they seek admission.

International students must show evidence of ability to understand and use English sufficiently well to succeed in their work at Trevecca. All international students must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

Submit a successful official TOEFL report.

  • A minimum TOEFL score of 500 is required on the paper-based test; or
  • A minimum score of 173 is required on the computer-based test; or
  • A minimum score of 61 is required on the Internet-based test.

The TOEFL requirement can be waived if:

  • A student has attended a school for at least two years whose medium of instruction is English and successfully passed English. The student must be able to provide verification that the school did teach in English and that the student was not enrolled in any English support courses, such as ESL classes, during that time; or
  • A student submits an official college-level transcript showing completion of course work at a "C" level (2.0 GPA) or better equivalent to Trevecca's English Composition (ENG 1020) from an accredited college or university; or
  • A student submits a successful official IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score report with a minimum score of 5.5.

The TOEFL examination is administered in many overseas testing centers. Students who wish to take the test should contact TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151 or

All regular admission requirements must be completed before official acceptance will be granted, including evidence of financial resources sufficient to pay expenses while a student is at the University. Trevecca's Certification of Financial Support must be on file at the time an I-20 is issued. International students will have the same financial policy applied to them as any other student. Unless there is documented proof of reading, writing, and math skills, international students will be required to register for developmental courses.

All students residing in the United States on an F-1 Student Visa and taking courses from Trevecca Nazarene University may take only one online class per semester during the period of their study. This is a requirement of the SEVIS program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.