International Students

International-1Milligan welcomes students from all over the globe. We currently have 40 students representing over 20 countries, from the United Kingdom to Kenya and from the Dominican Republic to South Korea. Milligan truly values the cultural perspective international students bring to the classroom, the intensity they bring to athletic competition, and the flavor they bring to campus life. If you have questions specific to the visa, immigration, or financial process you may contact international@milligan.edu for more assistance.

Milligan University is approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security for education of non-immigrant alien students. The following programs at Milligan University are approved by SEVIS to accept international applicants:
  • Bachelor’s degrees (BA, BS, BSN, BSW – traditional undergraduate programs only
  • Master of Arts in Humanities (MAH)
  • Master of Arts in Religion (MAR)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Divinity (MDiv)
  • Master of Education-Initial Licensure (MEd)
  • Master of Science in Counseling (MSC)
  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT)
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)

STEP ONE: INTERNATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE »

Application Process

Requirements for admission can vary. For specific questions, please contact international@milligan.edu.

Bachelor's Students

DEADLINE: All admission materials must be received by June 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. A complete I-20 will not be issued until all required documents are on file and payment for the first term is received.

 Complete the International Questionnaire before starting your application. 

  1. APPLICATION & FEE: Complete and submit your official application.
  2. TRANSCRIPTS: Submit your transcripts.
    • All foreign transcripts (whether secondary or university level) must be evaluated by a NACES approved Foreign Credential Evaluation service.
      • We recommend using InCred for transcript evaluations.  International athletes are required to use InCred for NAIA eligibility. Students can begin their evaluation process with InCred online at incredevals.org.
      • The evaluation must include a course-by-course level evaluation and include a conversion to the U.S 4.0 GPA scale.
      • There are fees associated with this type of evaluation which are incurred by the student, not Milligan University.
      • Have the results of this evaluation sent to:
        • Milligan University Admission Office
          PO Box 210
          Milligan, TN 37682
          USA
    • Students currently attending a US high school or college do NOT need to send their transcripts to an evaluation service.
  3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: International students must present a TOEFL or IELTS score.
    • The TOEFL score must be at least 79 (previously 550 on the paper-based examination or 213 on the computer-based examination).
    • The IELTS score must be at least 6.5.
    • Students who reside in Japan may elect to take the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, administered by STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency). The EIKEN score must be at the Grade Pre-1 or Grade 1 level to demonstrate English proficiency at an acceptable level.
    • Students who are currently attending a US high school or college do NOT need to submit English Proficiency results.
    • Students who reside in the following countries should not submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Rather, they should submit ACT and/or SAT-I scores instead. Request that official ACT and/or SAT-I scores be sent directly to Milligan. (ACT code: 3996, SAT-I code: 1469)
  4. REFERENCES: 
    • Undergraduate students must submit a church or character reference.
    • An academic reference may also be required of some students who meet specific academic criteria.
    • You will be notified what references are required of you.

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Graduate Students

DEADLINE: All admission materials must be received by June 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. A complete I-20 will not be issued until all required documents are on file and payment for the first term is received.

 Complete the International Questionnaire before starting your application. 

  1. APPLICATION & FEE: Complete and submit your official application.
  2. TRANSCRIPTS: Submit your transcripts.
    • All foreign transcripts (whether secondary or university level) must be evaluated by a NACES approved Foreign Credential Evaluation service.
      • We recommend using InCred for transcript evaluations.  International athletes are required to use InCred for NAIA eligibility. Students can begin their evaluation process with InCred online at incredevals.org.
      • The evaluation must include a course-by-course level evaluation and include a conversion to the U.S 4.0 GPA scale.
      • There are fees associated with this type of evaluation which are incurred by the student, not Milligan University.
      • Have the results of this evaluation sent to:
        • Milligan University Graduate Studies Office
          PO Box 22
          Milligan, TN 37682
          USA
    • Students currently attending a US high school or college do NOT need to send their transcripts to an evaluation service.
  3. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: International students must present a TOEFL or IELTS score.
    • The TOEFL score must be at least 79 (previously 550 on the paper-based examination or 213 on the computer-based examination).
    • The IELTS score must be at least 6.5.
    • Students who reside in Japan may elect to take the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, administered by STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency). The EIKEN score must be at the Grade Pre-1 or Grade 1 level to demonstrate English proficiency at an acceptable level.
    • Students who are currently attending a US high school or college do NOT need to submit English Proficiency results.
    • Students who reside in the following countries should not submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Rather, they should submit ACT and/or SAT-I scores instead.
      • Request that official ACT and/or SAT-I scores be sent directly to Milligan. (ACT code: 3996, SAT-I code: 1469)

Deadline

All admission materials must be received by June 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. A complete I-20 is not issued until all required documents are on file and payment for the first term is received.

Next Step

Once all of the required pieces are received, a student’s file is evaluated by the Admissions Committee.  Further instructions for confirmation of enrollment, housing (undergrad), and advising will be sent in the acceptance packet and communicated by the Admissions Recruiter.

Proof of Support

International students must provide an affidavit of support AND prepay all expenses for one semester. $500 of the prepayment is nonrefundable. The affidavit of support is a form provided by Milligan that must be signed by a financial sponsor and be accompanied by current official bank or financial institution records that provide proof of readily available funds, equal to or greater than total costs for one semester of enrollment, which will vary by program. The Milligan Admissions Office will provide that information at the point of admission.

International Student Handbook

This handbook is provided to help international students after they are enrolled at Milligan »

F-1 Student Procedures

Once a student is admitted, there is required documentation to submit BEFORE form I-20 can be issued.  Students may begin gathering and submitting this information even prior to admission, but no I-20 will be issued until a prospect has been fully admitted AND has submitted the required documentation listed below:

  1. Complete the International Questionnaire »
  2. Review the Milligan document below that appropriately describes your visa status needs to see what documentation and steps are required to enroll at Milligan as an international student.
  3. Student Process Steps: How to navigate the U.S. Immigration system »‍

If you have questions, please email international@milligan.edu.