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Apply as an International Student

Ferrum College welcomes applications from international students. Please review the application process and frequently asked questions below to get started!

How to Apply


  • Submit your official high school transcripts (and college transcripts if you have enrolled in any college or university since completing high school) along with an official translation into English. These should be sent directly to:

Ferrum College
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA  24088


  • Send your College Entrance Examination Scores. We will accept official test scores for any of the following college entrance exams:
    • SAT (list our Ferrum College code: 5213)
    • ACT (list our Ferrum College code: 4352)
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
ATTENTION APPLICANTS:  For 2017 applicants, Ferrum College will accept both the RSAT and the old SAT. We will compare your scores using concordance tables to determine your highest scores on either the RSAT or the old SAT.  Sending your scores each time you take the SAT can benefit you by allowing Ferrum College to consider you for all available enrollment-related opportunities.

  • Submit a copy of the front and back of your current passport and visa if you have one.

Getting Your Student Visa to Study at Ferrum College

Once you have been admitted to Ferrum College, you will need to complete the following steps to secure your student visa:

  1. Submit a completed Certificate of Finance Statement
  2. Submit an original copy of a bank statement from your banking institution verifying that the person responsible for paying your education at Ferrum has the ability to pay for at least one year of tuition, room, board, and fees.
  3. Submit your confirmation deposit indicating that you do plan to attend Ferrum College.The I-20 Form will be mailed to you once you have been accepted for admission and have sufficiently demonstrated the ability to pay tuition, room, board, and fees. You will need to make an appointment at the embassy in your home country to secure your F1 visa. If you are already in the United States, you may be able to secure a new I-20 without returning to your home country depending on the type of visa you currently have.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What happens after I Apply?

You will receive an enrollment decision within a week to ten (10) days after the Ferrum College Admissions Office has received your completed application, high school transcript and your official test scores.  You will also receive information about how to accept our offer of admission and begin the enrollment process. You will need to complete the steps listed above to acquire your student visa.

I will need financial aid. How do I apply?

International students are only eligible to receive our international scholarship. The amount of the scholarship is determined by your academic record and test scores. You will be notified of the amount of scholarship you are eligible to receive at the time you are accepted to Ferrum. Ferrum College does not offer any full scholarships. Limited opportunities are available for jobs on campus to earn funds for personal expenses.

Who should I call if I have questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Ferrum College Admissions Office by phone at 800-868-9797, option 1, or by e-mail at admissions@ferrum.edu. Jason Byrd (jbyrd@ferrum.edu) will serve as your personal Admissions Counselor to walk you through the enrollment process.

Nondiscrimination Statement

Ferrum College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran status, sex, disability, or any other protected status in admission to, access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities.

International Student Contact

Jason Byrd
Dean of Admissions
Office: 540.365.4295
Mobile: 540.420.0478
Email: jbyrd@ferrum.edu