Greetings to International Students

Welcome! We would like to tell you about Blue Mountain College (BMC) and how you can apply to our college. Regardless of age or nationality, the individual student is of utmost importance to BMC. Faculty and staff believe in the ability of each student to participate constructively in his/her educational development. In a family-like atmosphere, classes of 10-20 are common so that students can develop confidence that enables them to meaningfully engage in campus life.

The purpose of Blue Mountain College is to prepare students for graduate school, the job market and a more fulfilled life. Please contact me if you have any questions about the admission process.

Lynn Gibson

Vice President for Enrollment Services

 

 lgibson@bmc.edu 

                             


How do you apply to Blue Mountain College?

Complete our online application.

Provide official copies of all studies in each school attended beginning with secondary schools. These records should include all mark sheets, diplomas, and certificates issued during that time. They should also include an English translation and should be mailed directly from the institution issuing the transcripts.

The student must request a COURSE BY COURSE REPORT. The services BMC uses are:
World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org,
American Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admission Officers (AACRAO) www.aacrao.org and
Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) www.ece.org.

Transcripts from institutions located in the United States must be mailed from these institutions directly to the Office of Admissions.

Satisfactory standardized test scores must be submitted prior to enrollment.

BMC uses these services: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) www.toefl.org, paper based score 500, computer 173 score, iBT score 61 and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) www.ielts.org score 6.0.  IELTS is jointly owned by the British Council, IDP:IELTS Australia, and the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.

Affidavit of financial support that indicates adequate financial support and the source(s) of such support for year(s) of study at BMC.

Prior to enrollment, international students must, through BMC, pay the premium for a twelve-month insurance policy that provides medical, medical evacuation, and repatriation coverage.

An immunization certificate must be submitted.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

Application:

A completed application for admission at least one year prior to the desired date of entrance.

Official Transcripts:
International students must provide official copies of all studies in each school attended (both inside and outside of the United States), beginning with secondary school. These records should include all mark sheets, diplomas, and certificates issued during that time. They should also include an English translation and should be mailed directly from the institutions issuing the transcripts. These transcripts must be provided approximately six months prior to enrollment at Blue Mountain College.
 
Transcripts from Institutions Located Outside the United States:
The student must request a COURSE BY COURSE REPORT from an educational evaluating agency. Contact the Office of Admissions for a list of acceptable agencies.
 
Transcripts from Institutions Located Within the United States:
Transcripts from institutions located in the United States must be mailed from these institutions directly to the Office of Admissions at Blue Mountain College.
 
Standardized Test Scores:
Satisfactory standardized English proficiency test scores must be submitted prior to enrollment at Blue Mountain College. Contact the Office of Admissions for a list of acceptable English proficiency examinations.
 
Adequate Financial Support:
Affidavit of financial support that indicates adequate financial support and the source(s) of such support for year(s) of study at Blue Mountain College.
 
Expenses for Academic Year:
The student must have on deposit in the Office of Business Affairs at the College sufficient funds to cover expenses for one academic year. This includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, personal living expenses, and an insurance premium. In addition, the applicant must provide evidence of sufficient financial support for personal living expenses such as vacation room and board, educational supplies, and transportation. There may be some financial aid for eligible non-citizens.
 
Insurance Policy:
Prior to enrollment, international students must, through Blue Mountain College, pay the premium for a twelve-month insurance policy which provides medical, medical evacuation, and repatriation coverage with Blue Mountain College as the trustee beneficiary.

PROOF OF IMMUNIZATION

A. Measles, Mumps, and Rubella
Proof of immunization of measles, mumps, and rubella is required (two doses of the MMR vaccine) of all students, unless exempt because of (a) actual or suspected pregnancy (measles or rubella vaccines are not required for females who are pregnant; if pregnancy is suspected, a valid certificate of medical exception from a health provider is required until pregnancy is resolved), (b) medical contraindication, or (c) birth prior to 1957. Temporary waivers may be granted for students enrolled in distance learning courses and/or programs where their time on campus is limited to a minimum number of hours as determined by the admitting IHL institution.

B. HEPATITIS B
Proof of hepatitis B vaccination is required for students who are involved in health education programs that cause them to be potentially exposed to blood or other bodily fluids.

C. TUBERCULOSIS
Proof of test screening for tuberculosis by chest x‐ray and interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) performed in the United States prior to the start of classes is required for all international students.


BMC is authorized to admit international students on the F-1 (Student Visa). 
The Student Visa is issued by the US Department of State on the basis of a completed I-20 Form issued by BMC upon the formal admission of the student to the College.

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