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Belmont welcomes applicants of all nationalities. An international student is one who does not hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.


STUDENTS SEEKING A BACHELOR’S DEGREE


Admissions Deadlines

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring – October 1
  • Summer – March 1

Log in to your BU4U account to access the admissions application.
If you do not have a BU4U account, create it here.


Application Checklist for New First Time Freshmen:

A freshman applicant has never attempted any university classes in any country since graduating from high school / secondary school.


✔ Submit an Application
Complete the entire Degree Seeking Application thoroughly and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50. You can apply using the following methods: 

✔ Submit a Counselor Recommendation
Provide the Counselor Recommendation to the appropriate person in your guidance office and have him or her send the completed recommendation directly to Belmont. 

✔ Submit Official High School Transcripts
These must include all high (secondary) school grades/marks and graduation date and must be translated to English by a teacher or administrator at your high school or by a certified translation service. You may submit transcripts using the following methods:
  • Official hard copies can be mailed to our office at:
Office of Admissions
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212-3757
USA

✔ Submit SAT/ACT Scores
Request that official SAT-1 or ACT score reports be sent directly to Belmont. (Belmont’s ACT code is 3946 and the SAT code is 1058). Belmont does not consider Writing test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Test scores will be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript.
 

✔ Demonstrate English Proficiency.
International applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy one of these English language proficiency requirements before an admissions decision can be made:
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based test (PBT) or 80 internet-based test (iBT); or
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • Minimum SAT Critical Reading score of 530; or
  • Minimum ACT English sub score of 23; or
  • Successful completion of ELS Language Center Level 112.
Belmont does not offer conditional admission to undergraduate students.


Application Checklist for Transfer Applicants

A transfer applicant has attempted university classes in any country since graduating from high school / secondary school.


✔ Submit an Application

Complete the entire Degree Seeking Application thoroughly and submit the non-refundable application fee of $50. Make sure to select Transfer Student in your application. You can apply using the following methods: 


✔Submit a Letter of Recommendation

Provide the Personal Recommendation Form to the appropriate person as designated on the form and have the recommender send the form directly to Belmont. It may not be completed by a family member. Recommenders may submit forms by:

Office of Admissions
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212-3757
USA

✔ Submit Official High School Transcripts

These must include all high (secondary) school grades/marks and graduation date and must be translated to English by a teacher or administrator at your high school or by a certified translation service. You may submit transcripts using the following methods:

  • Official hard copies can be mailed to our office at:
Office of Admissions
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212-3757
USA

✔ Submit Official Evaluations of All International University Transcripts 

This must include every university you have ever attended outside the U.S., whether you earned credit or not. Send your transcripts to either World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny & Associates so that they can do a course-by-course evaluation of your transcripts. Please have that evaluation mailed to:

Office of Admissions
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd Nashville, TN 37212-3757
USA

✔ Submit SAT/ACT Scores

Request that official SAT-1 or ACT score reports be sent directly to Belmont. (Belmont’s ACT code is 3946 and the SAT code is 1058). Belmont does not consider Writing test scores from either the SAT or ACT. Test scores will be accepted as official if submitted on an official high school transcript.


✔ Demonstrate English proficiency.

  • International applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy one of these English language proficiency requirements before an admissions decision can be made:
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 550 paper-based test (PBT) or 80 internet-based test (iBT); or
  • Minimum IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • Minimum SAT Critical Reading score of 530; or
  • Minimum ACT English sub score of 23; or

Belmont does not offer conditional admission to undergraduate students.


Scholarships

  • Only U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for U.S. federal financial aid. 
  • Freshmen can be considered for Belmont’s extremely competitive merit scholarships. The freshman application for admission also serves as the application for scholarships. The application deadline for the top-named scholarships is December 1.
  • Transfer students may not apply as freshmen in order to be eligible for scholarships.

Financial Ability

  • The approximate cost of tuition, fees, room & board, and books for one semester is $20,000.
  • Students must pay the entire amount at the beginning of the semester. See our Cost Estimator.
  • Admitted international students who confirm their intent to attend Belmont must pay a non-refundable $3,000 deposit. This will be credited toward the student’s tuition bill the first semester.

Student Visas, I-20’s & Immigration Paperwork

  • If you are admitted to Belmont, please contact Dr. Kathy Skinner, the Director of International Student Affairs at Belmont, as quickly as possible. You must be admitted to Belmont and contact Dr. Skinner in order to get an I-20.
  • Dr. Skinner will give you the Belmont University Sponsor's Statement. You must have the person responsible for financing your education complete the form and have it notarized. Then return this form to Dr. Skinner.
  • Dr. Skinner will issue you your I-20 after Belmont receives your $3,000 non-refundable enrollment deposit. After receipt of the I-20, you must complete the Visa process as quickly as possible.

Connecting with Belmont

  • Contact your admissions counselor, Mary Nelle Hall, if you have any questions about the undergraduate admissions process.
  • The best way to get to know Belmont University is to come for a weekday campus visit.

STUDENTS SEEKING A FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROGRAM

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STUDENTS SEEKING A MASTER’S OR DOCTORAL PROGRAM

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