International Students

Students who receive their secondary education outside of the United States must demonstrate their ability to perform college-level work in the U.S.

International Admissions Process

  1. Submit the admissions application at The application deadline is April 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
  2. Submit a copy of evaluated transcripts. All international transcripts must be evaluated by an evaluation company who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Some commonly used evaluation companies are World Education Services, SpanTran, and Education Credential Evaluators.International student athletes are encouraged to have their coursework evaluated by Incred International Credential Evaluations, the official credential evaluation service of the NAIA. More information can be found at incredevals.orgAll evaluated transcripts must include a cumulative GPA.Applicants who have received an education in the United States should refer to for information on sending transcripts to RCU.
  3. Applicants from a country where English is not an official language must submit test documentation of English language proficiency. Rochester Christian University will accept:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 68 on the internet-based test. Official results must be mailed from TOEFL directly to Rochester Christian University. More information can be found at

Financial Aid for International Students

International students are eligible to receive institutional scholarships for athletics and academics, as well as other tuition discounts from Rochester Christian University.

Institutional scholarships and tuition discounts are awarded by the admissions department and are based on the applicant’s academic credentials and financial need. For more information about institutional scholarships, please visit: Undergraduate, Paying For College.


Katherine Folmar, DSO 248-218-2186