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 life experience and a global perspective that enriches our student body.
Crown has embraced international students from a variety of countries throughout the world, including DR Congo, China, Japan, S 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 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.
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 who enroll in an on-campus program at Crown College will receive an International Student Grant amounting to a 50% discount on tuition.
- All international students who enroll in an online degree program at Crown and are affiliated with a CMA church outside the U.S. are eligible to receive an International Student Grant amounting to a 25% discount on tuition.
- Recipients of the International Student Grant for on-campus students must be enrolled as full-time students (12 credits per semester minimum) at Crown College.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 $25,000 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 940 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For International Students – you can use the Flywire payment service to make efficient, secure payments to Crown College.
Go to International Payments.
FLYWIRE CUSTOMER SUPPORT INFORMATION
Here are some helpful links to help answer more questions about living abroad.
- United States Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS) – Provides useful information on immigration laws and regulations, USCIS downloadable forms and other services.
- Passports and Visas – Essential information regarding your passport and F-1 visa to enter the United States.
- Financial Aid for International Students – A helpful link to calculate your cost of attendance.
- Association of International Educators (NAFSA) – NAFSA promotes the exchange of students and scholars to/from the United States.
- U.S. Department of State – The lead foreign-affairs agency to the U.S. government. Find information ranging from how to prepare for overseas trips to how to get non-immigrant U.S. visas abroad.
- Traveling to the United States – Helpful information on packing, air travel, budget/student travel, customs and immigration, and a map of the United States.
- Social Customs and Cultural Differences – Provides interesting information that will help prepare you for life in the United States.
- Living in the United States – Information about housing, banking, transportation, mailing and shipping, entertainment and much more.
Get a jump-start on the process.
Below is a list of items that many students use while in college. It’s not a complete list, nor is it necessary to have everything on the list. And don’t worry about bringing everything at once. There are many local stores where you can buy most items you may need.
Every room in the residence hall is equipped with an extra-long twin bed (96.5cm X 203.5cm), desk and chair, armoire/drawers for each student. Laundry facilities are located in each residence hall.
A laundry card that functions like a debit card allows students to add money to their account to pay for laundry on campus.
List of what you should bring to campus:
- Personal décor to spice up your dorm.
- Loads of blankets and pillows — to keep you comfy.
- Twin XL Bedsheets (96.5cm X 203.5cm) and a mattress pad, to ensure a good night’s sleep.
- Winter clothes. Seriously, Minnesota gets chilly! Temps range from 32°C to -18°C. So grab a parka and some boots.
- Alarm clock (or alarm clock app — really anything so you aren’t late for class).
- Cleaning supplies — to keep your place neat and tidy.
- Clothes hangers — to keep you looking good.
- Laundry detergents and baskets.
- Shower curtain (unless you live in Main).
- Towels and washcloths.
- Laptop. (If you don’t have a laptop, computers are available on campus during most business hours.)
List of what you might consider bringing to campus:
- Mini-Fridge 4.3 cu.ft. (.121762m3) or less — to keep the energy drinks cold. (Refrigerators are provided in Weldin, Tewinkel, and Faith Village.)
- Swimwear, to tour Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes.
- Power strip, to plug in all your gadgets. (We use Type A and Type B outlets and 120V)
- Plug Adapter to convert any of your plugs to US format.
- Desk/floor lamp — in case you want a bit more ambiance.
- Desk supplies (organizer, stapler, scissors, ruler, calculator, pens, etc.).
- Snacks from home (just don’t eat them all the first night).
- Board games and cards, for roommate bonding time.
- Raincoat and/or umbrella, in case of unexpected precipitation.
- Iron and ironing board
- Dishes and utensils
- Printer (However, all students have access to printers with a free printing allowance each semester)
- Bicycle with a lock
- Extra wastebasket
- Shower caddy (for students living in Main hall)
Some things to consider:
- We have a Target (Supermarket), Aldi (Grocery store), and Walgreens (Pharmacy/Chemist) within a 10-minute drive from campus. As well as many restaurants.
- It may be beneficial to look into cell phone providers/services to ensure you can stay connected.
- We have many banks available, local chains like Old National Bank, and larger chains like US Bank and Wells Fargo
- Wifi is free and available 24/7 on campus.