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BikeGuidelines for Guidance Counselors on Counseling First-Year International Students

Counselors in the United States

Requirements for international students in U.S. schools:

  • Must submit SAT or ACT score if in a U.S. high school for two or more years.
  • Can submit a TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test score in place of SAT or ACT if in U.S. high school for less than two years that meets our English Proficiency Requirements.
  • Must meet Minimum Course Requirements for NC if in U.S. high school for two or more years.
  • GPA middle fifty percent is 3.8-4.4 weighted.
  • Must submit one letter of recommendation from a core teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Must meet domestic first-year deadlines or November 1 for Early-Action or February 1 for Regular Decision.

International Counselors

Requirements for international students living abroad:

  • Must submit TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo English Test (DET) if English not first language with a 71, higher on the TOEFL or 6.0 or higher on the IELTS or a 54 on the DET. Scores must be sent directly from TOEFL, IELTS or DET in order to be official.
  • SAT or ACT can replace TOEFL or IELTS is student has 450 or higher on critical reading of SAT or 20 or higher on reading section of ACT.
  • Transcripts must be in English and sent directly from the school or an approved NACES evaluation company in order to be official.
  • One letter of recommendation is required from teacher or guidance counselor.
  • Must have a 2.5 minimum GPA on a U.S. 4.0 scale; we will convert GPA.
  • Deadline to apply for fall semester is April 1 and the deadline to apply for spring semester (international students living abroad only) is October 1.