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International Students

St. Catharine College Welcomes Students from Abroad

Health Science ClassSt. Catharine College welcomes international students like you to our safe and friendly campus each year. Applicants who are citizens of countries other that the United States must submit the following to gain admission to the college.

Your Enrollment Starts with These Steps:

1.  A completed admissions application.

2.  Submit evidence of English proficiency if your native language is not English.  Proficiency may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and arrange for the official score report to be sent to St. Catharine College.  The minimum acceptable TOEFL score for admissions is 527 on the paper-based, 197 on the computer-based, and 71 on the internet-based.  The school’s code is 1690.  Information on these tests in available by writing TOEFL, Educational Testing Service (ETS), PO Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey, USA, 08541-6151 or by visiting www.ets.org.  Applicants with lower scores may be considered by the Admissions and Scholastic Standing Committee.
  • Satisfactory completion of one year of English instruction at another regionally accredited college or university of the United States.
  • St. Catharine also accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and requires a minimum score of 6.0 for admission.
  • Graduation from an accredited, or recognized by the State in which it operates, U.S. High School.
  • The Provost has final authority in the determination of English language proficiency.

3.     Arrange for the Admissions office to receive an official and final transcript for all courses attempted and completed in secondary school showing graduation date (equivalent of U.S. High School).  If the transcript is not in English, it must be accompanied by an authorized English translation. (Photocopies, scanned images or faxes will not be accepted)

4.     Arrange for the Admissions Office to receive official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously and currently attended. You will be required to have your transcripts evaluated by World Educational Services. For more information on this service visit www.wes.org. (Photocopies, scanned images or faxes will not be accepted)

5.     To be accepted to the College, an international student must show proof of suitable international insurance including repatriation benefit. The benefits must be delivered in English. Please see www.isoa.org for available plans.

6.    The United States Government requires a financial affidavit for F-1 students in order to demonstrate financial support.

7.     A copy of the student's passport.


Fall (August) : June 1
Spring (January): November 1


Note:   Because American immigration, visa, and foreign student travel regulations and laws are in a state of change, non-citizen applicants are advised to contact both the College and the appropriate Embassy or Consulate to determine the most recent requirements.

If you have questions, please contact Admissions at 859-336-5082 or email us with your questions.  We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

Please send your completed application to:
St. Catharine College
Attn: Office of Admissions
St. Catharine, KY 40061

What's next?
Consider these options to consider your exploration of St. Catharine College:

  1. In the US already? Plan a visit to campus or participate in a Patriot Preview Day to see our new facilities, meet our faculty and learn more about our programs.
  2. Explore our degree and certificate program listings to learn more about how St. Catharine College can help you attain your career goals.
  3. Learn more about campus life, activities and culture and explore our Photo Gallery to "meet" your future classmates.
  4. Join our St. Catharine College Facebook page!