International Students

International Students

Thank you for your interest in Crown College! One of the foundational beliefs of Crown is that we are Globally Connected. We see that belief take form by seeking to reflect the diversity and unity that exists in the body of Christ. Our international students bring to campus life experience and a global perspective that enriches our student body.

Crown embraces international students from a variety of countries throughout the world, including China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Australia, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Honduras, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Germany and Canada.

Crown College is one of the leading Christian higher education institutions in the United States, with a nearly century-old tradition of preparing Christians to serve and influence the world. Students engage in a life-changing experience at Crown College as they grow spiritually, are challenged academically, serve globally and develop relationally. Crown is committed to preparing the whole student for leadership and for life.

Crown College International Student Program

  • Meet Some of our International Students

    Meet some of our International Students

    Experiences at Crown College

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  • Financial Aid

    Financial Aid

    Crown College seeks to offer competitive scholarships to international student applicants. However, our Financial Aid Office will only be able to supply a portion of the necessary funding to experience a college education at Crown. Students are encouraged to consider all financial obligations (such as medical insurance, transportation to/from Crown, etc.) when making their application.

    Strict United States Department of Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) laws require us to verify the ability of international students to pay all tuition and living expenses for the time they are studying in the U.S. Therefore, all international student applicants are required to submit the Financial Statement and the Official Certification of Sources of Funds contained in the Application for International Undergraduate Admission. Please contact us with any questions.

    International Student Grant

    Crown College offers all international students an International Student Grant. The purpose of this grant is to assist students who are ineligible for federal, state and private grants in the United States. The criteria includes the following:

    • All incoming international students will receive a $4,000 International Student Grant.
    • Recipients of the International Student Grant must be enrolled as full-time day students (12 credits per semester minimum)
    • U.S. citizens whose families reside abroad are not eligible for the International Student Grant. These students are eligible to apply for federal, state and institutional grants, scholarships and loans.
    • Students having dual citizenship (e.g., British and American) are considered U.S. citizens. These students are not eligible for the International Student Grant. They are eligible to apply for federal aid, as well as other institutional grants and scholarships.

    Crown College Financial Aid

    The Crown College Financial Aid Office has an alternative loan that international students may apply for, but the student must have a U.S. citizen, with a permanent U.S. address, co-sign. College personnel may not co-sign for this loan.

    • International students can visit the “Smart Student Guide to Studying in the USA” website for valuable information on a variety of important topics, including financial aid.
    • More information concerning international student loans can be found at the “International Student” website.
  • On-Campus and Online Support

    On-Campus Support

    Students from around the globe find their place at Crown College and the Mu Kappa community. We work to provide an environment where support can be found during cultural transitions and adaptations.

    Mu Kappa

    Mu Kappa is an on-campus club for all Missionary Kids (MKs), Third Culture Kids (TCKs), and international students. Mukappa is dedicated to building relationships through events and activities.  Our goal is to provide an environment where support can be found during cultural transitions and adaptations. We are a student led group and plan monthly events but enjoy getting together for informal times through study breaks, church, sports, and sharing meals. We call ourselves “family” as many of us are far from home. We hope to welcome you to Crown someday!

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    Online Support

    Here are some helpful links to help answer more questions about living abroad.

    International Student Advisor

    While a student at Crown, the international student advisor can assist international students with the following:

    • Passport, visa, or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) matters
    • Work permission
    • Travel outside the United States
    • Health insurance
    • Financial problems
    • Personal concerns: adjustment; day-to-day living; relationships with family, friends, roommates, etc.
    • Social and cultural issues

    International Student Advisor – Liz Blancke – Email

  • Application Checklist

    Before beginning the application, please read through the requirements listed below. Please complete all required documents and send to Crown College.

    Complete the Online Application for International Students

    Be sure to fill out the application completely, as failure to do so can cause admission delay.

    • Applications received after their deadlines will automatically be processed for the next available semester.
    • Submit the $20.00 (USD) application fee made payable to Crown College.

    Online Application for International Students

    Complete the Financial Statement

    The Financial Statement is included as part of the application, but you may also send a separate Affidavit of Support from your sponsor(s).

    Submit a Bank Statement

    Submit an official bank statement from your sponsor(s) that has been printed within the last three months. The bank statement must show a total of the equivalent of $19,500.00 USD. (Both the financial statement and the bank statement must be from the same individual.) If you have multiple sponsors, please include individual copies from each. Photocopies are acceptable, however, they must be attested as a certified true copy. All fees are payable at the beginning of each semester, unless a payment plan is approved by our Student Billing Office.

    Scholarships from a source in the applicant’s home country, assistance from a church or aid from an individual sponsor will be received as a guarantee of the student’s ability to pay if the guarantee is properly documented with a letter and, when required, a statement of how and when the funds will be transferred and credited to the student’s college financial account.

    Students should expect an increase in costs of approximately 4-6 percent each year at Crown College.

    Provide Documentation of English Proficiency

    Acceptable documentation of English Proficiency include:

    • TOEFL: Student must earn a score of 500 or higher on the paper-based exam, 61 or higher on the Internet-based exam, or 173 or higher on the computer-based exam. Crown’s school code for the TOEFL is: 6639.
    • IELTS: Student must earn a score of 5.0 or higher.
    • If you choose the ACT examination you must score better than 18 or higher. Crown’s ACT code is 2152.
    • If you take the SAT examination you must score better than 880 or higher (Critical Reading and Math). Crown’s SAT code is 6639.
    • If the student is transferring from another U.S. college or university: Completion of one semester of Freshman English Composition, with an earned grade of a “C” or better, is required.

    Submit All Official Secondary or College Transcripts

    Students must provide Crown College academic records of every secondary and post-secondary institution you have attended. Records must be certified true copies or notarized photocopies. These transcripts must be translated to English by a certified translator and sent to Crown College Admissions. Students transferring from a U.S. institution with 24 or more credits do not need to supply a secondary school transcript.

    Freshman Applicants

    Students must provide evidence that they have completed their secondary education within their home country (usually 12 years) and be entitled to acceptance into the colleges and universities in their home countries. As a result of the extreme differences in educational systems among countries, admission requirements vary depending on the country from which the student originates.

    Send Application and Documents to:

    International Admissions
    Crown College
    8700 College View Drive
    St. Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375
    The United States of America

    **All documents submitted with your application become the property of Crown College and will not be returned.

    Transfer Applicants

    From Universities Outside of the United States

    Both secondary and post-secondary transcripts will be used to determine general admissibility. A student’s overall academic performance will be taken into consideration. Students whose post-secondary transcripts fail to show a satisfactory performance on the college level may be considered if their secondary transcripts were of outstanding caliber.

    From Colleges and Universities Inside the United States

    International students in this category must meet the same criteria as our U.S. Transfer Students. Students must have an accumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Students who have earned less than 34 credits will need to supply Crown College with official secondary transcripts. Courses that are not considered college level courses, such as English as a Second Language, will not be included in the accumulative GPA when determining admissibility. Students transferring from a U.S. college or university, who also possess credits from an institution outside of the United States, will need to follow the credit evaluation guidelines outlined in the above section.

  • Steps To Enroll


    You may send your $150.00 (USD) U.S. Admissions Deposit, payable to Crown College, to secure your place for the fall or spring semester. The deposit reserves your housing and registration.

    Because International Students’ options for submitting payments vary widely, please contact Brad Nelson at to discuss the appropriate method of payment.

    Financial Obligations

    Applicants must have sufficient financial resources to cover all educational expenses, including tuition, fees, room and board, books, insurance, supplies, personal expenses and round-trip transportation. All semester costs are payable at the beginning of each semester, unless approved by Crown’s Student Billing Office.

    Student Visa

    Once you are accepted at Crown you will be issued the I-20 document. This document allows you to make an appointment for an interview at the U.S. Consulate or Embassy in the country where you reside. The I-20 is not a guarantee of obtaining a visa to study in the U.S. This is determined through your interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate. We will provide information to you as you prepare for this important interview. Once your visa is officially granted, please let us know.

    Complete All Forms

    Complete all forms that are listed online at Our.Crown.Edu. Completion of these forms helps expedite the registration process and is required before any student can enroll or live on campus.

    Transfer Student Transcript Evaluation

    International students who have been accepted to Crown College, who wish to transfer credit from colleges or universities outside the United States, must provide Crown College with a transcript evaluation from EEI -Education Evaluators International, Inc.

    • This process should be started as soon as the student receives his or her visa. The costs of the evaluation will be reimbursed by Crown College as long as the transfer evaluation is completed by the end of the student’s first semester. If the transfer evaluation is not completed by the end of the first semester, the student will be responsible for the entire cost of the evaluation. The cost of the evaluation will be $205.00 (USD)

    If a student has already completed a course-by-course evaluation from another National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member, he or she can submit this evaluation to the Crown College Registrar’s Office.

    Students may choose to complete the EEI evaluation as they apply. If the EEI evaluation is not done during the application process, students will be admitted as transfer students and will be given three years for a program length on their I-20. Class standing will be determined once Crown College has received the EEI evaluation. The sooner an EEI transcript evaluation has been completed, the sooner your academic adviser will have a proper understanding of what courses will transfer to Crown College and how those courses will be applied to your degree.

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  • Registration

    Every student attending Crown College is assigned to a faculty advisor. Faculty Advisors can help with the following:

    • Which classes to take, advice on schedules
    • Short- or long-term academic requirements or planning
    • Probation/suspension and help for poor grades
    • Majors or minors
    • Grading system
    • Academic calendar
    • Academic terminology
    • Course content
    • Course schedule, syllabus, requirements
    • Exams, papers, and grading
    • Advice, assistance in comprehending course material, finding library resources, and assessing your progress

    International students must maintain full-time enrollment of 12 credits each semester with the exception of their last semester before graduation.