There are two parts to the process of becoming a Barry University international student. First of all, you must become an accepted student to the university. After that, you must comply with all the documentation necessary for us to provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20A) that you must present to the US Embassy or Consulate to apply for a student visa.
Barry University accepts applications on a rolling basis. However, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Consult the academic requirements for your academic area of interest. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.
Applying for acceptance
- Complete an application to the university
- Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
- Submit final end of schooling testing results, if applicable
- Submit your official TOEFL scores, if applicable
- If documents are in a language other than English, submit official translation of all documents completed by companies that are members of NACES.
- Submit enrollment deposit
- Provide evidence of financial support
- If transferring from another US educational institution, submit Transfer Eligibility Form
- Submit proof of health insurance and immunization records
- If on-campus housing desired, submit housing deposit
Learn More about the requirements specific to your country of citizenship.
An international freshman student is an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States and in addition has never attended a college or university; is coming to Barry with less than 12 hours of transferable college credits; or is a high school student with advanced placement and college credits.
An international transfer student is an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States and has at least 12 transferable credits from a regionally accredited college or university. (High school students with advanced placement and college credits should apply as first-year applicants.)
Applying for acceptance to the University:
- Complete an online undergraduate application by creating a myBarry account. Applying online is highly encouraged because it expedites the admission process.
- Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of theNational Association of Credential Evaluation Services.
The following credential evaluation services are very familiar with Barry University’s international requirements:
- ECE - Educational Credential Evaluators Service
- Josef Silny & Associates, Inc
- SpanTran Evaluation Company
- WES - World Education Services
- If applicable, submit final end of schooling testing results, such as the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).
- Submit your official TOEFL or IELTS scores. International applicants who do not give evidence of being native English speakers are required to submit either a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a minimum score of 500 on the paper version of the TOEFL or a minimum 6.0 on the IELTS.
Consideration may be given to waiving the TOEFL/IELTS requirement for an international freshman applicant who presents a composite SAT or ACT test score (English version) which meets the admission standard and also reflects a verbal score that demonstrates English proficiency.
Internet-based Test (iBT): 61 or higher
PAPER-BASED TOEFL: 500 or higher
IELTS: 6.0 or higher
May be admitted to Barry University and enrolled in academic classes.
Internet-based Test (iBT): 60 or lower
PAPER-BASED TOEFL: 499 or lower
IELTS: below 6.0
Must improve English proficiency before being admitted to Barry University. Intensive English instruction is offered at Barry University through the ELS Language Center. Students who complete Master's level 112 at the ELS Language Center are not required to sit for the TOEFL or IELTS examinations.
For additional information about the TOEFL examination and application to take the test, visit www.toefl.org or write to:
The TOEFL Program
Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
Students who wish to study in the ELS Language Centerprior to applying for an academic program should visit:ELS Language Centers
c/o Barry University
11300 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami Shores, FL 33161
- Submit official translations of all documents and educational credentials if they are not in English.
Barry University requires that all documents be evaluated and/or translated by companies that are members
of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a complete list of accepted
evaluation services, please visit: www.naces.org
Although you may use any NACES member agency, these two agencies provide a specific application designed for Barry students:
- We invite you to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to set up a visit to Barry University.
- Submit an enrollment deposit of $1,000(USD). This enrollment deposit will secure your place in the incoming
class. The deposit will be held in an escrow account and applied to your first semester at Barry. The
enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1st for fall admissions, and after December 1st for spring
After you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will be sent information regarding on-campus living and detailed medical insurance requirements from various university offices. You will also be sent detailed information regarding your I-20 issuance and international student orientation from our Office of International and Multicultural Programs.
- Provide documentary evidence of a means of financial support by submitting an affidavit of support letter
and a bank letter addressed
to Barry University. The bank letter must state that you or your sponsor have the funds available to pay the total cost associated with attending
Barry University for one year (two semesters). Please note that the bank letter must bear a date within six months of the date it is submitted.
If sponsored by a government or an institution, submit a government sponsorship letter or a notarized letter of support guaranteeing payment of tuition and fees, books, room and board, medical insurance, and personal expenses for one academic year (two semesters).
- Submit a Transfer Eligibility Formif you have attended, or are currently attending, any high schools or higher education institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, or Guam. A form must be signed by the school advisor or counselor of each school attended.
Once accepted, but before being registered for classes you must meet the following medical requirements through Barry University's Health Center.
It is assumed that you are in good health and able to maintain a serious program of study. Please see the Student Health Services section of the catalog or refer towww.barry.edu/healthservices for health requirements for international students residing in Barry University housing.
Note: Students may not reside in University housing or register for classes without having met the requirements of Barry University's Student Health Services.