Additional requirements apply to international students. International students must apply early in order to allow opportunity for the completion of both the admission process to the seminary and the requirements of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service. In addition to completing all necessary items for admission, international students should visit the International Students page on the HSU website for specific instructions and give consideration to the following information.
All international students must submit official copies of transcripts of all colleges, universities, and seminaries attended. In order for transcripts to be official, they must be sent directly from the college, university, or seminary to Logsdon Seminary. Each international student is responsible for obtaining an evaluation of international transcripts. The addresses of evaluation agencies can be supplied through HSU’s Office of Graduate Studies (325-670-1298). The student bears the costs of the evaluation. The evaluation results must be sent to Logsdon Seminary. An English translation of all courses and grades awarded must be submitted as well.
A student whose native language is not English typically must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and score a minimum of 79 for the internet based test, 213 for the computer test, or 550 for the paper test. Test results must be sent directly from the testing agency to the Logsdon Seminary Admissions Office.
Normally, international students must provide certification through a responsible person that the student’s finances are sufficient to sustain him/her during the educational process at Logsdon Seminary. One thousand dollars in U.S. funds (US $1000) typically must be posted with the Business Office. This deposit will be used toward final payment of the final semester’s expenses, and will not be released at an earlier date. International students will not be admitted, nor will an I-20 be issued, until the deposit is recorded on the university ledgers. In certain cases where an international student already has been granted an I-20 and is studying in the United States, this requirement may be waived. Requests may be directed to the office of the Associate Dean for Academics.
International applicants may not be given tentative admission status. All documents must be on file at Logsdon Seminary a minimum of one month before the first day of the term in which the student will enroll.
The Office of Graduate Studies will issue the I-20 when all above steps are completed. Any costs associated with the sending of the I-20 other than regular U.S. mail are the responsibility of the student.