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International Students

Tennessee Wesleyan welcomes international students! 

How do you apply?

To be considered for admission to Tennessee Wesleyan, international students must submit:

  • The completed international application for admission
  • Official copies of ACT and/or SAT I scores
  • Completed statement of financial support form (provided by Tennessee Wesleyan), serving as evidence that you will have the necessary financial support throughout your studies at Tennessee Wesleyan

If you completed your education outside of the U.S., you must have your credentials evaluated by World Education Services, who will provide Tennessee Wesleyan an official record of academic equivalents. We also accept evaluations from Education Credentials Evaluators

English language proficiency is required for all international students. All international applicants whose home country does not have English as an official language must submit one of the following:

  • Official TOEFL scores, which must be at least 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) to gain admission to the institution
  • Completion of an approved ELS English language program

When you have been admitted and financial arrangements have been made with the Business Office, the college will file form I-20. If you use this form I-20 to enter the U.S., you're obligated to attend Tennessee Wesleyan University. Once you enroll at Tennessee Wesleyan University, you're obligated to stay for at least one year; otherwise you may be subject to a financial penalty. You must also maintain a full course of study (at least 12 semester hours per term).

Health Insurance

Effective August 1, 2016, health insurance coverage is mandatory for all international students who are in F-1 or F-2 status and enrolled in classes at Tennessee Wesleyan University (TWU). 

F-1 and F-2 students enrolling in classes at TWU will receive automatic insurance coverage through International Medical Group (IMG), regardless of their course load.  The charge for the insurance coverage will be added to the student’s invoice for tuition and fees.  It will be listed separately on the invoice and will be billed on a semester basis.  The coverage period for the mandatory insurance is August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017.

The following are coverages provided within the mandatory insurance:

  • Plan Maximum - $250,000 per illness or injury with a lifetime maximum of $5,000,000.
  • Deductible - $100 per illness or injury
  • Coinsurance - No coinsurance
  • Treatment period maximum – 60 days for chronic conditions
  • Athletics – optional add-on rider that is included in mandatory coverage
  • Policy specifics – located on attached sheet

A student may opt-out of the mandatory coverage if they can provide proof of insurance each semester (prior to registration).  In order to opt-out, the coverage must be comparable to the mandatory policy coverage.

The opt-out form is available in the TWU Business Office and must be returned to that office. Students may also download the opt-out form here