International Student Admissions

Averett University is proud of our diverse learning community. Students representing more than 19 different countries study on our campus, participating in a valuable cultural exchange while also acquiring an excellent education.

To meet the needs of international students, our admissions office has a dedicated admissions counselor who works with you from the beginning of the application process. Additional support includes:

  • Assistance with immigration regulations
  • Campus orientation programs specifically for you
  • Cultural and social events that introduce you to Averett and American culture

How to Apply

To apply for admission to Averett University as an International Student, you must be able to provide proof of secondary education completion and evidence that you have sufficient English language proficiency, usually through TOEFL or SAT test scores. Additionally, if you are transferring from a university outside the United States, your transcript must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by World Education Services.

  • Submit your free online application by June 1st for fall admission or November 1st for spring admission.
  • Provide official translations for any supporting documents (e.g. diplomas, identification) not written in English.
  • Submit an official or certified copy of your secondary school transcript that indicates the courses taken and grades received. If applicable, the school leaving certificate must accompany your transcript.
  • Arrange for your TOEFL, IELTS, or SAT 1 scores be sent directly from the testing service (Averett’s code for the SAT and TOEFL is 5017, there is no code for IELTS). Averett requires a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (paper-based), 173 (computer-based), or 61 (Internet-based). Averett requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 for acceptance. The SAT will be accepted in lieu of a TOEFL or IELTS if a minimum critical reading score of 480 is achieved.
  • If you are transferring from a university outside the United States, you must submit an official or certified copy of your university transcript, and arrange for a course-by-course evaluation of your transcript to be completed and sent directly to Averett.

Averett only accepts evaluations from World Education Services.

World Education Services, Inc
P.O. Box 5087, Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Telephone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6120
Web Site:

Obtaining Your Student Visa

After you have been accepted and admitted to Averett, you need to provide proof of financial support in order to obtain your I-20 visa.

Submit a $1,500 USD enrollment deposit along with a completed Certification of Finances form. Bank transfers, money orders, or checks are acceptable. The enrollment deposit is deducted from your first semester tuition.

After the deposit is accepted, your I-20 can be issued.

Paying Fees with peerTransfer

flywire by peerTransfer is Averett University’s payment partner for international students. flywire by peerTransfer allows you access to highly favorable foreign exchange rates and, in most cases, will let you pay in your home currency. For most students, this results in a significant savings compared to other banks.

Contact Our International Student Admissions Counselor

Please feel free to e-mail Joel Nester, Director of Admissions and International Student Counselor, at with any questions you have about Averett’s international student policies.

For more information about Averett University and our programs, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!