An applicant who is unable to qualify for admission under regular criteria may be admitted by action of the Admissions Committee. First-time freshmen and transfer students having test scores or GPAs below the required minimums may request consideration by the committee. Such applicants may be asked to write an essay describing their reasons for seeking a Christian college educational experience, their career goals, and their plans for succeeding at John Brown University. If possible, the applicant will be interviewed by an admissions counselor. The interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.
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John Brown University admits international students who meet the general admission criteria and have demonstrated proficiency in English. Applicants from non-English speaking countries must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) as administered by the Educational Testing Service at the nearest examination center or the IELTS, ACT, SAT, A levels or O levels. The minimum TOEFL score for admission is 80 on the web-based exam. The minimum IELTS score for admission is a 6.5. The language proficiency for Walton International Scholarship recipients is evaluated for admissions purposes by an alternative means as determined by the International Programs Office in consultation with the Department of Language Studies. In addition, the COMPASS examination will be given after students arrive on campus to place students in the appropriate level of English instruction.1. Completed international application form, including the essay.2. A $25 U.S. non-refundable application fee.3. Letter of recommendation: an academic reference from a teacher or guidance counselor at the last school attended (secondary or university) if the student exhibits low test scores or GPA.4. Official transcripts of academic records at secondary school or university. This must be sent from the high school or university directly to the Admissions Office at JBU.5. For regular freshman status, an applicant must present an examination report of an internationally recognized, standardized test: ACT, SAT, TOEFL, IELTS, O Levels, A Levels, or the Caribbean Exams (CXC).6. : Immunization record including dates of two doses of Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccination, and current Tuberculosis (TB) screening performed in the United States if student is born or has lived in an area where TB is endemic for more than six months.7. Bank statement or an showing ability to pay for one year's fees.
Brown University Application Essay, Brown University Admission Essay
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1. Submit a completed graduate student along with a $100 (US) non-refundable international application fee. The application includes a 200-word essay regarding the applicant's professional plans and reasons for seeking acceptance into the program.
2. Provide an official transcript from the college awarding the undergraduate degree. Provide official transcripts of graduate course work completed and/or degrees earned at any other institution, if applicable. Transcripts must be mailed by the college or university directly to the graduate Admissions Office at John Brown University. Non-English academic records must include certified translation into English.
3. Submit graduate recommendation forms from three persons who are not related to the applicant but are familiar with the applicant's character and scholarship.
4. Present acceptable graduate entry tests appropriate for the desired degree.
5. Provide immunization records including date of measles/rubella vaccination, if the student plans to be enrolled for 12 or more hours during a semester, and proof of U.S. health insurance.
6. Submit official TOEFL score.
7. Provide official documents showing ability to pay college costs, or an Affidavit of Support (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-134, available through the International Programs office) completed by a U.S. sponsor.
8. Submit deposit covering the cost of tuition for one year. Deposit is 100% refundable if student does not enroll.