If you are an international student, we welcome your application and hope you will consider joining our vibrant student body. See below for application guidelines specific to international applicants.
Please note: Grove City College defines an international student as one whose current citizenship is outside of the United States of America.
The Admissions Committee considers each applicant individually using the following criteria:
Although several English and communication courses are available at Grove City College, the College does not offer a program in English as a Second Language (ESL). To be considered for admission, you should have a strong background in speaking and writing in English.
In accordance with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the U.S. Department of State, Grove City College offers insurance coverage to international students with the following benefits:
If you decline enrollment in Grove City College's medical insurance plan, you must demonstrate proof of insurance up to or greater than the minimums listed above.
Complete the online application form and submit the following required documents. To see which of your documents have been received or are still pending, please log in to your application portal.
A payment of $250 is required of every applicant to officially accept admission to the College and secure a spot in the student body. This deposit is nonrefundable if the applicant later decides not to enroll at the College during the year for which he or she was accepted.
The College offers a limited number of scholarships to students who are academically prepared and demonstrate financial need. Partial scholarships, which are applied directly to the cost of tuition, are renewable for four years as long as the student maintains a 2.00 GPA and an upstanding social record as a full-time student. Students must continue to show financial need and submit the International Student Financial Aid Application annually.
Typically, the yearly amount of the partial scholarship remains consistent for the duration of the student's attendance. It is assumed that, in accepting a partial scholarship from the College, the student intends to complete an undergraduate degree at Grove City College.
The College offers work opportunities on campus to provide financial assistance to students. These positions are prioritized by financial need. Students who excel in particular fields are often given an opportunity to serve as departmental, laboratory, or library assistants. By working five to six hours weekly, a student can earn approximately $1,000 during the academic year. Students are paid monthly for the number of hours they work and may use the money as needed for college-related expenses. Freshmen are not permitted to work more than 10 hours a week. Upperclassmen may work up to 20 hours a week.
Work opportunities in maintenance capacities are also available on campus during breaks and summer vacation. Students who work on campus over the summer typically earn about $1,500. Because on-campus housing is not provided during breaks and summer vacation, students must find off-campus accommodations if they plan to work on campus during those periods.
International students can apply for on-campus work through the Office of Financial Aid. For additional information on financial aid and work opportunities, contact the office at 724-458-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SEVIS I-20 will be issued once an incoming freshman student has been accepted to Grove City College and has submitted partial payment of semester fees. All financial arrangements must be completed before a student arrives at the College.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com or 724-458-2100.