International students are advised that Franklin Pierce University provides student only housing for enrollment in Rindge, N.H. programs of study. The University does not provide housing, transportation, or employment assistance at any of its centers (Lebanon, N.H., Manchester, N.H. or Goodyear, A.Z.). Students must make separate housing, dining, and transportation arrangements.
International students applying for admission are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. English language proficiency is demonstrated as follows:
- TOEFL (new) graduate minimum of 80
- TOEFL (new) undergraduate minimum of 61
- Recommendation from an English language teacher
- Coursework in English
*Equivalent scores to the TOEFL, such as Duolingo, may be considered with a student interview
International students requiring an F-1 visa must demonstrate an ability to pay for one full year of tuition and living expenses at Franklin Pierce University. Students must attend Franklin Pierce as full-time students in approved programs and attend face to face classes as required by the visa regulations. Only the programs from the Rindge, Lebanon and Manchester campuses are approved to accept students on F-1 visas.
Franklin Pierce defines a full-time graduate student as taking a minimum of two (2) courses per term (one course must meet face to face), for a minimum of three (3) terms per year.
This equates to 18 credits per year. Undergraduates must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester (at least 9 credits must meet face to face each semester).
Some graduate programs may have more specific TOFEL requirements.
For more information on programs, contact the Associate Director of Admissions and International Student Counselor at (603) 899-4057 (undergraduate) and the Associate Director of Enrollment at (603) 647-3521 (graduate).
International Students Evaluation of Foreign Transcripts
Students must request to have official transcripts sent to a recognized credential evaluation service. In this evaluation, the transcript will be translated into English, if needed, authenticated and equivalencies set to determine the level of education and its relation to accredited institutions in the United States.
The results of the evaluation must be sent from the agency to Franklin Pierce University. While the University agrees to review the evaluation for possible transfer credits, we reserve the right to accept or deny credits based upon the results of the evaluation.
Fees are the responsibility of the student. Acceptable agencies for use are those who maintain a professional membership with NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) and include but are not limited to: World Education Service (WES), Center for Educational Documentation (CED), Foundation for International Services (FIS), InCred, or AACRAO International Education Services (IES).