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International Admission Policy
GST is authorized under Federal Law to enroll non-Immigrant alien students. All international students who apply for the I-20 must have proof of financial stability in order to enroll at GST. International students can apply through the Admissions Office for all necessary paperwork or on-line at the school’s web site: www.gstla.com In order to study at GST a foreign student must first obtain a student visa from their local U.S. Embassy or Consulate. In order to obtain a student visa, the student must first register at GST and provide the school with a completed I-20 Application, $150 non-refundable Registration Fee, and proof of financial support. Upon receiving the required documents, GST will issue you a completed I-20 with an Acceptance Letter. You must then take the I-20 and SEVIS I-901 fee receipt to your local embassy or consulate with your supporting financial documents. Before a U.S. Consul or Embassy will grant you a student visa, you must prove that you will have sufficient funds to meet all your expenses while studying the U.S. Unless you show written evidence of having financial support for the entire time needed to complete your program, you will not be granted a student visa. As of October 7, 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and SEVIS have changed the policy for F-1 Visas, requiring a fee of $200 (SEVIS Form I-901 fee). You can pay at https://www.fmjfee.com/index.jhtml. This payment will have to be made before you attend your interview with the U.S. Consulate. For more information on student visas, please visit the U.S. Department of State website: http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/types/types_1268.html
Please feel free to contact our admissions office for further questions.
To complete the Form I-901, you need one of the following documents:
The most recent Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility of Nonimmigrant Student Status, issued by Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-approved school you plan to attend.
The most recent Form DS-2019, Certificate of Eligibility for Exchange Visitor (J-1) Status, issued by the exchange visitor program you plan to participate in.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applicants for Graduate (Theology) Programs are required to demonstrate English Proficiency. If English is not the student’s native language, the student may be required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following scores are required for non-native English speakers applying to Theology programs at Galilee School of Theology: TOEFL(IBT) 92.
If a Graduate program applicant recently earned a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from a recognized institution where English was the language of instruction, he or she may submit a written request to the Admissions Committee explaining why he or she should be excused from taking the TOEFL.
The school reserves the right to require English testing and/or support classes if your application materials and interviews indicate that your level of English proficiency may not be sufficient for theological studies. In addition, faculty at Galilee School of Theology may require students to take English support classes if students appear to be having difficulty in their studies. This is for your benefit. Your ability to communicate in English will be important for success in your studies at Galilee School of Theology.
*Language requirement waivers
The English language requirement may be waived if the applicant is a native of or studied in full-time status for at Least one academic year within the last five years in U.S., the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland , New Zealand, Canada.