International Student

Application Checklist

Jacksonville College is a small, friendly campus where students from all nations are welcome.

Jacksonville College is a two-year Christian college offering the basic foundation courses for all major fields of study.

All of the courses taken at Jacksonville College will transfer into 4-year degrees at other colleges and universities.

It’s affordable and personal, and students receive a quality education in a caring atmosphere.

Step 1: Apply
Step 2: Provide Documentation
Step 3: Insurance Requirements
Step 4: Financial Requirements
Step 5: Plan Arrival Dates

Step 1: Apply

  • Deadline for application: July 1st for fall term and October 15th for spring term​

Step 2: Provide Documentation

  • Deadline for all documents:  July 15th for fall term and November 1st for spring term

  • Proof of high school/secondary school completion

    • The certification of your secondary education will be performed by INCRED (International Credential Evaluations). Visit to create an account and enter your information. INCRED charges a fee of $95 (US) for this service and a credit card is required. When INCRED has completed your evaluation, they will notify you, and their evaluation will be forwarded to Jacksonville College.​

  • Official transcripts of any high schools and/or colleges attended in the United States

  • Official ACT or SAT scores, if available

  • Evidence of meningitis vaccination within the last 5 years for all students 21 and younger

  • Proficiency in the English language

    • Some of the ways proficiency in the English language can be demonstrated are listed below. If you have taken other types of English language exams, ask the Director of Admissions about using them.

      • ESL, level 109 certificate

      • GED, English version

      • TOEFL = 50 on the iBT version

      • IELTS = 5.5

      • iTEP = 3.0

      • Duolingo = 80

      • English 3 On Demand = 57

All documents except official U.S. transcripts should be uploaded to your Empower account or emailed to

International students who graduated from a U.S. high school or are transferring from another U.S. college or university must provide official transcripts from these schools. They should also provide the name and contact information of their current international student advisor.  Jacksonville College will contact the advisor, confirm the student is maintaining student status, and set up a transfer date in SEVIS. Once that date has arrived, a transfer I-20 to Jacksonville College will be issued. 

Students requiring a U.S. student visa, must complete the following steps:

  1. Provide a clear copy of their passport identification page

  2. Provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover one year’s educational and living expenses

  3. Pay the $600 advance fees once they are clear to receive the I-20: $500 non-refundable international fee and $100 room reservation fee paid via Empower.

When the I-20 has been issued, it will be sent via DHL Courier Service. Along with the I-20 will come instructions on paying the SEVIS fee, obtaining a visa interview appointment, and what to expect at that interview. Notify Jacksonville College immediately of the result of the interview.

Step 3: Insurance Requirements

Every international student must have medical coverage while enrolled in school. Details on the type of policy, costs, and dates of coverage are available on the International Student Insurance Policy. Athletes will also have coverage for sports-related injuries. Int’l Student Insurance policy 2.14.19

Step 4: Financial Requirements

Jacksonville College offers every international student financial assistance.

For an international athlete student, a Performance Discount is awarded per year, and the offer of the discount comes directly from the coach of the sport which you expect to play. The coach will send you the necessary paperwork for being awarded the Performance Discount. To determine how much available money you must document to receive the I-20, a financial worksheet will be emailed to you upon receipt of your application for admission.

For an international non-athlete student, Jacksonville College automatically awards an International Scholarship up to $4,000 per year. To determine how much available money you must document to receive the I-20, a financial worksheet will be emailed to you upon receipt of your application for admission.

All amounts are based on the expectation that the student will live on campus. Assistance for students who choose to live off-campus will be reduced.

Step 5: Plan Arrival Dates

Plan your arrival date no later than the move in / registration dates for the fall or spring terms as listed on the academic calendar.

“I completed the application checklist. What now?”

Be sure to check with Admissions a few business days after completing the checklist to verify everything was submitted properly and nothing is missing. A single missing document can prolong admittance, so be sure to complete the checklist in a timely manner.

Unofficial documents may be mailed, uploaded to Empower, or scanned and emailed to the contact information below. Official documents must be sent directly to Jacksonville College (ATTN: Admissions) from the originating organization.

Other Application Checklists

Transfer Students

If you would like to transfer to Jacksonville College from another college.

First-Time Students

If you’ve never attended a college or university.

Non-Degree Seeking

If you just want to take a few classes without pursuing a degree.

Dual Credit Students

If you’re a high school student and want to take classes for dual credit.

Contact Admissions

Have more questions?
Contact our Admissions Office.

Hours of Operation
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Will Cumbee
Director of Admissions

Norman Building