International Students

Coming from outside of the U.S.?

AdventHealth University will be accepting new International students. Applications will be reviewed depending on the desired program of interest.

AHU programs approved for F-1 students are:

  • AS Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • AS Health Sciences
  • AS Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • AS Radiography
  • BS Biomedical Sciences
  • BS Health Sciences
  • BS Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • BS Nursing
  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • MS Physician Assistant Studies
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
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    Apply for Undergraduate Admissions

    Application Fee: Apply online and pay a non-refundable $20 application fee. Paperwork received without an application on file will not be processed. All required supporting materials must be received before an application decision can be made.

    Apply Now

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    Submit Proof of Financial Support

    • Send a copy of 6-months bank statement no older than 30 days.
    • Official bank letter
    • Declaration of Finance
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    GPA Requirements

    We require a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.70 (on a 4.00 scale.) Cumulative GPA includes all colleges.

    International Students are not eligible to be admitted in probation. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.70 must be presented during admission review to be eligible to study at the University.

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    Provide Transcripts

    AHU accepts official transcripts hand-delivered in a sealed envelope, or by mail to:

    AdventHealth University
    Attention: Office of Admissions
    671 Winyah Drive
    Orlando, FL 32803

    For electronic requests without a drop-down option showing AdventHealth University, please send to Admissions@my.ahu.edu.

    Foreign Transcript Evaluations

    Applicants who attended a high school or college outside the United States will be required to submit a foreign credential evaluation for that coursework.

    AdventHealth University will accept evaluations that include the grade-point-average (GPA) from the following credential evaluation companies:

    World Education Services (WES). www.wes.org

    • High School - Document by Document (WES Basic)
    • College/University - Course by Course (WES Basic)
    • Graduate applicants who plan to apply to a program that utilizes a Centralized Application System must use WES.

    Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE). www.ece.org

    • High School and College/University - Course by Course

    Academic Evaluation Services, Inc. www.aes-edu.org

    • High School - Grade Evaluation
    • College/University - Comprehensive Evaluation

    Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. www.jsilny.org

    • High School and College/University - Course by Course
    • Must pay the additional fee to include grade point average on top of basic fee

    Applicants are responsible for the cost of these reports and will need to follow the instructions provided by the individual credential evaluation company. Please note that documents in a foreign language must be translated into English by a separate translation company and submitted with official transcripts to the credential evaluation company.

    Evaluations received from any other transcript evaluation companies will not be considered to fulfill admission requirements and will not be retained in the applicant’s file.

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    ACT Information for Non-US Students

    ACT Test for Non-US Students

    AdventHealth ACT (code: 4907) The composite ACT score is the average of each test score (English, mathematics, reading, science). Applicants scoring less 19 in any individual test score, will be denied admission.

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    English Language Proficiency

    While applying to the University, all students for whom English is not their primary language must demonstrate English proficiency in one of the following ways:

    Course Options:

    Successful completion of college-level English Composition I from an English-speaking regionally accredited college with a minimum grade of “C”, or Graduation from an English-speaking high school and successful completion of two semesters of Senior high school English, English ESOL, or AP Language and Composition with a minimum grade of “C”; or for Early Acceptance students, from an English-speaking high school, successful completion of two semesters of Junior year high school English, English ESOL, or AP Language and Composition with a minimum grade of “C”.

    Testing Options:

    • Successful completion of the English I CLEP exam; or
    • A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL exam; or
    • A minimum score of 213 on the computer-based TOEFL exam; or
    • A minimum score of 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL exam; or
    • A minimum score of 19 on the English portion of the ACT.

    Note: Course grades or test scores must be posted by the General Studies admission deadline. Students who do not meet the above criterion should complete courses elsewhere to improve their English skills before enrolling at AdventHealth University. TOEFL scores are valid for two years from the date of the test.

    Applicants to Online Education programs requiring proof of licensure may be exempt from proving English language proficiency due to having met these requirements as part of the licensure process. AdventHealth University reserves the right to request additional proof of English language skills.

    International candidates applying through the Adventist HealthCare Association (AHCA) of the North Asia Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Administration, Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration and Leadership, Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education will be exempt from AHU’s requirement for submitting proof of English Language Proficiency.

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    Obtaining Your I-20

    Starting the process of obtaining your I-20. Once admitted the International Student Office will be sending all pertinent information.

    Student coming from abroad:

    1. Gain Acceptance
    2. Copy of Passport
    3. Set up Escrow- 1,000 AHU Business Office
    4. Pay SEVIS Fee

    Student transferring in from another SEVP Certified School:

    1. Gain Acceptance
    2. Transfer In Recommendation Form
    3. Copy of Passport/Visa
    4. I-94
    5. Copies of Previous I-20’s
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    International Student Life Cycle

    Adhere to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) International Student Life Cycle.

    View SEVP International Student Life Cycle (PDF)

Keep in Touch

One of the most common difficulties encountered by international students is miscommunication. Abiding by the government regulations pertaining to F-1 students are the responsibility of each F-1 student, but the International Student Advisor is always available to assist with questions and/or concerns. It is very important to keep in touch with the International Student Advisor.

Contact Information

Phone: 407-303-9498
Email: AHU.International.Students@ahu.edu