Information for International Applicants to MBA Program
International applicants seeking admission to the Master of Business
Administration (MBA) program at Augusta State University must first meet
general admissions requirements. International applicants who have
completed requirements for the bachelor's degree outside the U.S. must
also satisfy an additional requirement indicating proficiency in the English
language. International applicants who plan to apply for an F-1 student
visa must also file a statement certifying financial ability. All
documents must be received by the MBA Office, College of Business Administration,
at least ninety days prior to the beginning of the quarter for which application
is made. Upon receipt of all required documents, an admissions decision
will be made. Applicants will be notified of this decision by mail.
GENERAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must submit a completed application form with a non-refundable
fee of U.S. $30.00 to the MBA Office.
Applicants must submit documents showing that they have completed the
equivalent of a United States college (four-year) diploma.
Applicants are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test
as an entrance examination. This test is administered at testing centers
world-wide. You may register for the GMAT test online at www.mba.com.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS
COMPLETING COLLEGE OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
International applicants must provide an indication of proficiency in
the English language. Generally, this is done by scoring a minimum of 79-80
on the internet based, or 213 on the computer based Test of English as
a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and having those scores sent to the MBA Office
for admission consideration. Listed below is the source inside the U.S.
for information on this test. Other indications include completion of four-year
college education in English speaking countries. In these cases, no TOEFL
is required. International applicants should be aware that Augusta State
University offers no courses in English as a foreign language.
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151
Phone: (609) 771-7100
All international academic transcripts must be forwarded to the following
agency for a "catalog match" evaluation.
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P. O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR
APPLICANTS WHO REQUIRE STUDENT VISAS
International applicants who plan to apply for an F-1 visa are required
by the U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service to provide the university
with a financial
statement and supporting documents of financial ability for the first
year of study before an I-20 can be issued. Two original sets of
supporting documents should be obtained. Attach one set to this application
and use the other when applying for a visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
In addition to supporting documents, the applicant and parents or sponsors
must complete and sign the "Sources of Funds" section of the Financial
Statement. If this portion of your application is incomplete, we
will not be able to complete your file.
Because international students cannot be considered residents of the
state of Georgia, they are subject to non-resident fees, and they will
not receive U.S. federal, or state financial aid, or Augusta State University
academic scholarships. They will have very limited opportunities
for legal employment in the U.S., subject to the approval of the International
Student Advisor. Therefore, they may not include funds from U.S.
financial aid sources, Augusta State University academic scholarships,
or any possible employment in the U.S. in their Financial Statement.
Listed below are the approximate expenses students will incur each academic
year. Please note that these are subject to change at the end of
FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
FOR ONE ACADEMIC YEAR
|Tuition and Fees
Room and Board (Personal expenses & Misc.)
Books and Supplies
|In addition to those listed above, international applicants should
be prepared to pay for return transportation home, and to secure additional
funds in case of emergency.
If academically eligible, international applicants will also be required
to remit a non-refundable tuition deposit of U.S. $2,000.00 by bank check
payable to Augusta State University before an acceptance letter and I-20
are issued by the university. The following guidelines apply
to the tuition deposit:
|Students who are receiving institutional support (athletic scholarships,
etc.), students participating in formal exchange programs, or students
sponsored by recognized international education organizations such as Rotary
Club are exempt from this policy.
If a student is denied a student visa and provides evidence to that
effect, the tuition deposit will be refunded.
Students who receive a student visa and enter the United States,
but do not matriculate for the semester to which they were admitted forfeit
|When a tuition deposit is received, we will forward official notification
that your deposit is on file at ASU, along with your I-20 and letter of
acceptance. We believe that evidence of a tuition deposit will assist
you in acquiring a student visa.
International applicants who complete all steps listed above, and
are accepted to Augusta State University will be issued an I-20 form by
the Director of Admissions. With this document, the student may apply for
a student visa. Because changing from a tourist visa to a student visa
inside the U.S. is rarely allowed, international students are strongly
urged to secure a student visa in their home countries.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EMPLOYMENT IN THE U.S.
International students on student visas are generally not allowed
off-campus employment in the U.S. Exceptions include certain employment
which is directly related to the student's major course of study, authorized
by the Foreign Student Advisor, and limited in time span. Therefore, international
students should not expect to offset the cost of their studies with compensation
earned in the U.S. International students may not include such compensation
in their statement of financial ability.
International students who desire further information are encouraged
to write the MBA Office at the address listed below. Because of considerable
shipping cost, college catalogs will not be mailed outside the U.S.; however,
the catalog information is available on the university web site www.aug.edu/registrar_va/catalog/cover.htm.
Hull College of Business
Augusta State University
2500 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904-2200
Phone: (706) 737-1565
Fax: (706) 667-4064