International Students

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Definition: Atlanta Metropolitan State College welcomes international students looking to study in the United States. A student is considered an international student, if they meet any of the conditions listed below:

  • You are living outside the United States and will require an F-1 (student) visa to study in the United States.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are currently studying in the United States on an F-1 (student) Visa and wish to transfer to Atlanta Metropolitan State College.
  • You are currently in the United States on some other type of visa and want to change your status to an F-1 (student) Visa.

The Office of Recruitment & Admissions will guide you through the submission of documents and the completion of your file and determine your admissibility to Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

Once you have been admitted, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with the next steps on requesting Form I-20 (F-1 Students).

Application Process

  1. Complete and submit the admissions application
  2. $20.00 non-refundable application fee (currently waived)
  3. Submit proof of high school completion.
    1. Professional evaluations required showing the equivalent of a U. S. High School Diploma. A list of professional evaluators is below:  
  4. Official transcript from all colleges attended. Translated and evaluated course-by-course transcript evaluations.  Professional Credential evaluations required.
    1. If a transcript is in a language other than English, an official English translation must accompany the original transcript. Atlanta Metropolitan State College currently accepts evaluations from the following agencies:

    2. A list of Professional Credential Evaluation Agencies is below:

      Spantran Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.

      450 Seventh Avenue,
      Suite 804 New York, NY 10123
      Phone: (646) 475-2570
      Fax Number 713-789-6022

      SpanTran Application - Atlanta Metropolitan College

      7101 SW 102 Avenue
      Miami, FL 33173
      Tel: (305) 273-1616
      Fax: (305) 273-1338
      Translation Fax: (305) 273-1984
      World Education Services Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

      PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station
      New York, NY 10113-0745
      Tel: (800) 937-3895
      Fax: (212) 966-6311


      PO Box 9203
      College Station, TX 77842
      Tel: (979) 690-8912
      Fax: (512) 528-9293
      Lisano International  
      PO Box 407
      Auburn, AL 36831-0407
      Tel: (334) 745-0425
      Fax: (334) 745-0425


  5. Proof of English Language Proficiency for applicants whose first language is not English.
    1. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency documented by at least one of the tests listed below. For more information go to or
    2. English Proficiency Requirements

      Test Minimum Score for Admission
      Internet TOEFL 69
      Paper TOEFL 523
      Computer TOEFL (No Longer Available) 193
      IELTS 6
      SAT Critical Reading or English, reading & writing 430/24
      ACT English or Reading 17
      EIKEN Pre-1
      MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery) 77
      Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) 169 (old scale 52)
      Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) Pass
      Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) IGCSE and "0" Level "English" Exams "D" or Better
      UK GCSE "English" Exam "C" or Better
      UK GCE A-Level "English" Exam "C" or Better
      EdExcel International A-Levels and IGCSE English Exams "D" or Better
      Pearson (PTE) Academic 53
      A waiver can be granted to students from countries where English is the native language and/or the official language for academic instruction Per USG Campus Review
  6. Copy of Valid Passport or Current Visa
  7. International Student Identification and Contact Information (provides applicant's identification information, current U.S., Address, E-Mail Address, current phone number, and foreign address). Click here for form.
  8. Statement of Finance from student showing $27, 500 USD-have proof of financial support to study one year. This must be official, no copies, and not greater than 90 days old on bank letterhead stationary.
    1. An International Student Financial Statement Form (provides applicant identification information, names of dependents who will accompany the applicant to the United States, names of sponsors who will provide financial support, and the name of a contact person in the United States who may assist applicant with receiving and sending information). Click here for form.
  9. A Letter of Support from Sponsor(s) (confirms that the sponsor is committed to providing financial support to the applicant) . Click here for form.
    1. Required supporting financial document: Bank Letter (s) (verifies the amount of money sponsors have available to support the applicant for two semesters). Must be an original letter on company letterhead stating account holder's name, personal account, when open and current status and funds in U.S. Dollars.
  10. An International Student Transfer Form (provides release of I-20 from college or university where applicant is currently a student). Click here for form.
  11. Certificate of Immunization
    1. Certificate of Immunization signed by a health care provider. Click here to download Certificate.

Requirements: International Students Admissions Checklist

An international student applicant must meet the admissions requirements listed below:

  1. Apply to college (can be completed online at
  2. Certificate of Immunization
  3. Copy of current passport, current visa papers, or I-94 card (if appropriate)
  4. Student Financial Statement of Support Form and current bank letter
  5. Sponsor Affidavit of support (Form I-134), and current bank letter
  6. Out of Country Address Form
  7. Official high school transcript or appropriate examination results: SpanTran Application - Atlanta Metropolitan College
  8. Official college transcripts (if applicable): SpanTran Application - Atlanta Metropolitan College
  9. English Proficiency Exam (Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency)

  10. Deadlines Application and Priority
    Fall (Begins in August) July 15
    Spring (Begins in January) November 15

Other Important Links

International Students Information
International Student Immigration Services
Immigration Rules and Regulations

Contact Information

Telephone: (404)756-4004
Location: Student Services and Success Center(Building 650)

Office of Recruitment & Admissions

Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310

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