International Applicants

summer ecologySterling College welcomes students from around the world. In addition to the Admission application and fee, essay and two letters of recommendation, international students must submit the following:
  • Official English translation of all secondary school and university academic records, including original transcripts/mark sheets with the required English translations;
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and earn a score of:
    • 500 or higher on the paper-based test; or
    • 173 or higher on the computer-based test; or
    • 61 or higher on the internet-based test
    • Inquiries regarding the test should be addressed to: TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA or http://www.ets.org. Official TOEFL scores must be sent directly from the testing site to the Admissions office.
  • International Students are not eligible for federal financial aid and must submit a Certification of Finances to verify their ability to pay for their education and expenses. This should include:
    • Letter of support from the person(s) who will be financially responsible for the student; letter should include student’s name, intent to attend Sterling College and the amount of money available, must be in English and funds must be stated in US dollars;
    • Letter from the financial institution which holds funds of the person(s) financially responsible for the student; statement should be on official letterhead, indicate the sponsor’s and student’s names, the amount of money available for the student stated in US dollars and be in English;
    • Copies of current passport and immigration documents including current visa, Duration of Status (D/S) card, I-20, etc.

International students may be eligible for Institutional Aid and are eligible for Work Program credit.

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If your values lead you to commit to becoming an environmental steward and you want the rigor and challenge of working with both your hands and your mind, Sterling College could be the right place for you. We encourage you to schedule a visit to campus or sign up for more information.


Sterling College Office of Admission 

Email: admission@sterlingcollege.edu

Phone: 1-800-648-3591 (ext. 100) or 802-586-7711 (International)