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College is a big change, and a big opportunity. A new setting, a new academic level, a new community—all offering tons of new challenges and opportunities, especially if you’re an international student. At Greensboro College, you’ll have an entire team of people ready to help you handle anything and everything that comes your way. This personalized support gives you the skills and confidence to succeed at Greensboro College—and everywhere else in life! 

Admissions Criteria and Requirements

International Students

At Greensboro College, we value the contributions students from outside the United States bring to campus, both in and out of the classroom.

The city of Greensboro, North Carolina is an ideal location for all students to attend college. As you research (especially) smaller institutions, you will discover virtually all institutions like Greensboro College are located in tiny, rural communities. Greensboro is home to 5 four-year colleges and universities enrolling more than 32,000 students! Opportunities for internships, cross registration at the other institutions, service learning, food and fun are unmatched!

Next Steps…

The faculty and staff are committed to your success. Complete our request for information form to get started with getting personalized information about studying at GC or apply now for admission. We are excited you are considering making Greensboro College your home away from home!

Application Procedures…

The application for admission can be submitted without fee here.

Official high school transcript should include courses taken, grades received, and confirmation of degree earned with date. Greensboro College requires applications from prospective F-1, J-1, J-2 and all non U.S. citizens submit the Common Application. All supporting materials should be submitted through Common Application. Transcripts from students will not be accepted.

Since we do not have an ESL program at Greensboro College, we expect students from outside the United States to meet our minimum English proficiency requirements in one of the following ways:

  1. SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Section) = https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat  minimum sub score 480
  2. ACT (English & Reading Sections) = https://www.act.org/ minimum 17 average on the two sections
  3. Duolingo English Test = https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants  minimum score 100
  4. TOEFL iBT = https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/about.html  minimum score 77
  5. IELTS Academic = https://www.ielts.org/en-us minimum score 6.5
  6. Cambridge English Assessment = https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/ minimum C1 or C2 (180 or higher)
  7. MLAB – a minimum score of 76; with this option the College will also assess oral proficiency post-admission for the purpose of placement
  8. Complete and pass the required American Language Academy (in Greensboro, NC) Academic English Level 5 assessment.

The test scores above must be sent directly from the respective testing center.


International Transfer Students

The application for admission can be submitted without a fee here.

If you anticipate transferring in less than 24 semester hours, Greensboro College will need your official high school transcript. Greensboro College requires applications from prospective F-1, J-1, J-2 and all non U.S. citizens submit the Common Application. All supporting materials should be submitted through Common Application. Transcripts from students will not be accepted.

If you anticipate transferring in more than 24 semester hours, an official transcript showing completion of an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or a four year degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a non-U.S. college or university where instruction is in English.

Completion of a college-level English composition or other reading intensive courses with a “B” or equivalent at a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a non-U.S. college or university where instruction is in English is required for admission.

Greensboro College requires prospective transfer and graduate students from outside the United States to request for a course-by-course evaluation report.  This report is helpful with transferring credit from your (outside the United States) university, confirming you degree and/or confirming equivalent courses for transfer into Greensboro College.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships are available for accepted international students. However, these scholarships will not cover all costs for tuition, fees, room and board. All students should prepare to pay a portion of total costs.


Get started on your application today. 

The Admissions Committee reserves the right to request (virtual) interviews, recommendations, grade reports or other supporting information for an applicant’s file.

Contact Randy Doss, Vice President for Enrollment with any questions regarding international student enrollment. You may reach him at randy.doss@greensboro.edu.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.