Immersing yourself in a new culture while furthering your education is an extraordinary way to broaden your horizons and gain a competitive edge in your chosen area of study. Trinity Baptist College exists for the primary purpose of offering higher education grounded in scripture and moral principles. It is our hope and expectation that these core values will guide each student as they advance.
We are honored that you would consider us in your pursuit of higher education. As an international student at TBC, you will receive a quality education while developing multi-cultural skills which are increasingly valuable in our modern world.
If this approach to academia is something you are looking for in your collegiate studies and American culture experience, click the “Apply Now” button below to determine your eligibility.
Important Note Prior to Registration
Every foreign student must provide the College with their first academic year’s tuition, fees, and room and board prior to registration. All persons admitted to the United States on a student visa are required by law to be registered as full-time college students and be enrolled for a minimum of 12 (credit) hours per semester.
1. The completed application
2. $150 International Student Admissions Fee
3. The high school transcript or GED Certificate. Students who have been home-schooled must have proof of graduation.
If you are a transfer student, an official transcript from each college attended will need to be sent directly to Trinity Baptist College Office of Enrollment Management.
All Foreign Transcripts - official high school and/or college transcripts must be evaluated by one of the National Association of Credential Evaluations Service, Inc. (NACES) agencies for 1.) verification, 2.) translation, and 3.) evaluation. Post-secondary transcripts/records must include a course-by-course evaluation. The course-by-course evaluation must be submitted along with certified copies of the original official record/transcript. All records must be in English. http://www.naces.org/
4. ACT or SAT scores. (School code ACT: 4725 SAT: 5780)
5. Three References
6. Completed Evidence of Financial Support and Supplement for F-1 Applicant’s forms.
7. Hearing impaired students and/or foreign student (native language other than English) will be required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Each year, the federal government estimates the total cost of living for students attending Trinity Baptist College. This amount is not the cost of attendance to TBC, but rather an estimate that includes expenses such as tuition, fees, housing, meals, transportation, healthcare, entertainment, and other miscellaneous items. For this estimate, international students living in the dorms* are required to provide evidence of financial support in the amount of $24,300 USD annually. International students are also required by law to pay their first academic semester’s tuition, fees, room and board prior to registration. *Due to housing restrictions, dorms at Trinity Baptist College are available to students up to 25 years of age. Consequently, students over the age of 25 will be responsible for finding housing off-campus. Because of the costs associated with this, the government requires these students to provide evidence of financial support in the amount of $28,265 USD.
Undergraduate students must submit the official results of a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) unless the student attended a U.S. high school or college prior to enrolling at TBC for at least two years or they are a citizen of a country whose primary language is English. Arrangements can be made to take this test by visiting online at http://www.ets.org/toefl. Acceptable test scores must be submitted at least one month prior to enrollment.
The file will be reviewed after all of the above materials are received. Upon acceptance, the applicant will receive the I-20 from which is needed to apply for the student visa.
1. Obtain your I-20 from Trinity Baptist College.
- Fill out the Evidence of Financial Support. Students requesting an I-20 to apply for an F-1 Student Visa must show that enough money is available to pay for at least the first year of their degree program as well as the estimated living expenses for any dependents. It is assumed that this amount will be available for each additional year of study.
- Fill out the Supplement for International Applicants to make sure we have all the identification information to issue your complete and correct I-20.
- If you are currently studying at a different university in the United States on an F-1 Student Visa, please notify your admissions guide and fill out the Transfer-in Form.
2. Pay the SEVIS fee.
The SEVIS fee must be paid at least three days prior to your visa interview. The fee must be paid in U.S. dollars by credit card online, by check or bank draft drawn on a U.S. bank, or by Western Union Quick Pay. Go to www.fmjfee.com, and follow these instructions:
- Click on "Proceed to I-901 Form & Payment."
- Scroll to the bottom, and select I-20 and OK.
- Fill out the next page with your personal information.
- The form requires the "School Code," TBC's school code is MIA214F00661000.
- The form requires the SEVIS Identification Number on your I-20. This number is in the upper right-hand corner of the I-20 and begins with an N and has 10 digits.
- Check that the information is correct on the next page.
- Choose first-class mail or expedited delivery. The credit card form has a place for the cardholder's address. You do not need to fill this in; it is not a required field.
- PRINT AT LEAST 2 COPIES OF THE RECEIPT!
3. Apply for your visa.
All visa applicants are required to be interviewed. You must make an appointment with your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for an in-person interview as early as possible. Be prepared for the interview.
Be sure to take the following information with you:
- Passport. In order to enter the United States on a student visa, you must have a passport valid for at least 6 months past the expiration date on the I-20 form.
- Financial documents. You will need to prove to the visa officer that you have enough money available to pay for at least the first year of your degree program. The visa officer may ask you how you intend to pay for the rest of your education and expenses, as well.
- Acceptance letter
- I-20 form
- Copies of all educational documents you presented to Trinity Baptist College in order to be admitted.