Mid-America Reformed Seminary Admissions

International Students

Students from other countries and cultures are accepted on the same basis as those from the United States and Canada. Mid-America invites and welcomes applications from qualified persons around the world who desire to further their theological education. Since processing international applications involves several additional steps, applications should be submitted no later than six months prior to the desired entry date. International students are required to pursue a full course of study during normal enrollment periods (Fall, Interim and Spring).

Mid-America is a certified academic institution with the Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Mid-America is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

English Language Skills
All prospective students for whom English is not their first language are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). In keeping with general standards for graduate work in English, a total score of at least 550 on the PBT (Paper Base Test) is required for admission. For information on the administration of TOEFL, see www.toefl.org, or write Education Testing Service, Box 2971, Princeton, New Jersey 08541, U.S.A. The institution code for Mid-America is 7418.

Finances
International students must demonstrate adequate resources for financing their education by providing official bank statements or letters from sponsors. Acceptable demonstration of financial support for the first year of study must be submitted.

Most scholarships apply only to tuition and do not cover expenses such as housing, food, and books. Limited scholarships and aid are available for assistance with living expenses. All transportation costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

Immunizations
For the protection of everyone in the Mid-America community, current physician documentation are required for the following immunizations: infant series DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus), a tetanus booster (within the last 10 years), polio series, two MMRs (measles, mumps, and rubella), hepatitis B series (a series of three shots), chicken pox (anyone older than 12 who has not had chicken pox needs one dose), and a TB skin test. Also recommended are the meningitis vaccine and a seasonal flu shot.