Freshmen/International/Transfer Students

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Criteria for Admission

The student who gains admission to Greensboro College has demonstrated by his or her performance during high school and/or college a commitment to learning, leadership and promise of success. Admissions decisions are based on many factors. The most important factor is the student’s academic curriculum.

A recommended high-school curriculum that provides good preparation for Greensboro College includes:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics (4 units, must include Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2)
  • Science (3 units, of which one must be a laboratory science)
  • History (3 units)
  • Foreign language (2 units of the same language)
  • Electives (music, art, physical education and/or social science)

A college curriculum that provides good preparation for Greensboro College includes coursework in:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • History

Other factors include the student’s grades, the profile of the student’s high school or college, standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or TOEFL), extracurricular involvements and the “Opportunity for Expression” (also known as the application essay). Interviews are not required but are strongly encouraged. Letters of recommendation are optional but always welcome.

For Freshmen Applicants

A completed application for admission to Greensboro College includes:

  • $35 Application fee (currently waived)
  • Application for admission completed and signed by the student
  • Official High School transcript
  • Standardized test scores (SAT code = 5260, ACT code = 3104, or TOEFL)
  • Opportunity for Expression (optional)
  • Letters of Recommendation (optional)


For Transfer Applicants


A completed application for admission to Greensboro College includes:

  • $35 application fee (currently waived)
  • Application for admission completed and signed by the student
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended (if a transfer student has earned fewer than 24 semester hours while enrolled at other institutions, the student is required to provide a final high-school transcript reflecting graduation and standardized test scores)
  • A Dean’s Form from the last college/university attended.

Admissions and Enrollment Information for international students

Admissions requirements

Greensboro College welcomes applications from qualified international students. With the exception of test requirements, the required application credentials are the same as those for secondary school graduates or transfer students. A completed application for admission consists of the following items:

  • A completed application
  • $35 application fee
  • Official high school and/or college transcript(s)

To fulfill admissions test requirements, international students must prove English proficiency in one of three ways:

  1. satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) or American College Testing (ACT).
  2. an Internet-based score of 76 with minimum section scores of 18 for Reading,18 for Listening, 20 for Speaking, and 20 for Writing on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
  3. successful completion of the 109 level course at an ELS Language Center
  4. Minimum score of 76 on MELAB (the College will also assess oral proficiency post-admission for the purpose of placement)

  5. Successful competition of level 5 at the American Language Academy

All admitted students are required to submit a $200 enrollment fee to hold space in the entering class and in the residence halls. This enrollment fee must be received before the I-20 is issued. This enrollment fee is refundable if requested by May 1.

Admissions Questions? Contact Julie Schatz, Dean of Admissions, phone 336-272-7102, ext. 5389, or email

Determination of eligibility for issuance of an I-20

After admissibility is determined from an academic standards viewpoint, the next phase of the enrollment process is the determination of eligibility for issuance of an I-20 (Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Status). This phase of the process requires assuring compliance with federal regulations regarding international student enrollment and the issuance of related documents. To that end, Greensboro College provides you with the following information:

  • All Applicants: U.S. government regulations require Greensboro College to obtain financial verification for all foreign applicants who are (or will be) F-1 visa holders. Greensboro College complies with these laws and regulations by requiring applicants to complete the Affidavit of Support/Certification of Finances. Please note that if your funding will come from more than one source, you should copy the form as needed for each sponsor. The totals from all sponsors, family funds and any aid from Greensboro College must total the estimated cost of tuition, fees and other expenses as listed on the affidavit. Successful documentation of these funds, acceptance to Greensboro College and payment of the $200 enrollment fee will result in the issuance of an I-20. The I-20 is required to participate in a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in your home country OR for the processing of your transfer from another U.S. college/university.
  • All Applicants: All visa applicants are required to have a visa interview at the U.S. Embassy in their home country. In addition, in order to validate the I-20 issued to you by Greensboro College, you are required to pay a SEVIS Fee (form I-901). This may be paid online via credit card and verification of payment must be made before a visa will be issued to you.
  • Transfer Applicants: Students wishing to be considered for transfer to Greensboro College from another U.S. college/university must submit: (1) a Transfer Clearance Form; (2) a copy of current I-20 and/or I-94; (3) an official transcript from their current/previous institution(s) and a current Affidavit of Support/Certification of Finances. Good academic standing and maintenance of full time status at your current/previous institution(s) will be verified. Please be aware that Greensboro College encourages participants in the Youth for Understanding Program to return to their home countries to comply with the two-year home stay requirement prior to making application to our institution.
  • High School Applicants: students who attended high school in the U.S. must provide copies of all immigration paperwork at time of application. Specifically, we are looking for an I-94 (Evidence of Lawful Presence) and/or other data that provides visa type and duration of stay restrictions. A copy of your I-20 or IAP-66 will also be helpful.
  • Resident Aliens (green card holders): Non-U.S. citizens currently residing in the U.S., who have secured a Resident Alien card from the U.S. Department of Justice-Immigration and Naturalization Service, must submit a photocopy of the front and back of their Resident Alien card. This information is shared with our Financial Aid Office, as resident aliens are eligible for federal aid under the same guidelines as U.S. citizens.
  • All Applicants: Prior to, or upon arrival at Greensboro College, you must submit all applicable Enrollment Handbook forms to the Office of Student Development. Included in those forms is an immunization record. International students must be compliant with all immunizations and are required to receive a tuberculosis test in the Student Health Center within their first two weeks at the College.

Eligibility Questions?

Visit: International Programs Webpage,

Contact: Cathryn Bennett, Director of International Programs, at

The Admissions Staff

Current high school students may determine who their admissions counselor is by the state in which they attend high school. If you attend a North Carolina high school, then your counselor is determined by your high school’s zip code.

Julie Schatz
Dean of Admissions
336-272-7102, ext. 5389


Andrea M. Humble '95

Andrea Humble
Admissions Data Manager
336-272-7102, ext. 5388

Counselor for traditional students seeking re-admission.

Becky Quigley
Admissions Counselor
336-272-7102, ext. 5210

Admissions counselor for all adult students including online and masters programs.

Lindsay Simmons
Director of Recruitment and Communications
336-272-7102, ext. 5391

Interim ​​admissions counselor for transfer students and freshmen from the following areas and states: NC zip codes 275-279 and 283-285; AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MA, MD, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY

Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith
Admissions Counselor
336-272-7102, ext. 5348

Admissions counselor for freshmen from NC zip codes 270-274 (not including Forsyth, Guilford, Alamance counties), 280-282 and 286-289; GA, SC

Megan Whitcomb
Admissions Counselor
336-272-7102, ext. 5391

Admissions counselor for incoming traditional freshmen from the NC counties Forsyth, Guilford, and Alamance