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! Check out what some of our international students are saying about their time at Greensboro College. (International Student Spotlight at GC)
Admissions Criteria and Requirements
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!
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!
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:
- SAT (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Section) = https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat minimum sub score 480
- ACT (English & Reading Sections) = https://www.act.org/ minimum 17 average on the two sections
- Duolingo English Test = https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants minimum score 100
- TOEFL iBT = https://www.ets.org/toefl/test-takers/ibt/about.html minimum score 77
- IELTS Academic = https://www.ielts.org/en-us minimum score 6.5
- Cambridge English Assessment = https://www.cambridgeenglish.org/ minimum C1 or C2 (180 or higher)
- MLAB – a minimum score of 76; with this option the College will also assess oral proficiency post-admission for the purpose of placement
- 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.
If you are an international student (needing a F-1 visa to enter the United States) and attend a university outside of the United States, you will need to submit your official academic transcript to NACES.
Please ask NACES to forward the English translation and evaluation to firstname.lastname@example.org. When we receive this translation and evaluation, we can move forward with the admissions decision.
If English is not your first language, we will need an English proficiency assessment (See above.)
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 email@example.com.