International Studies

Milligan welcomes students from all over the globe. We currently have 15 countries represented in the student body. Prospective international students should check out the requirements for admission to Milligan. If you have questions specific to the visa, immigration, or financial process you may contact for more assistance.


Milligan College is approved by the United States Department of Homeland Security for Education of non-immigrant students (and their dependents) to offer an I-20 for issuance of an F1 visa. International students must present a TOEFL or IELTS score. The TOEFL score must be at least 550 on the paper-based examination or 213 on the computer-based examination or 79 on the internet-based examination. The IELTS score must be at least 6.5.

Students who reside in the following countries should not submit a TOEFL or IELTS score: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Rather, they should submit ACT and/or SAT-I scores instead.

Students who reside in Japan may elect to take the EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency, administered by STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency). The EIKEN score must be at the Grade Pre-1 or Grade 1 level to demonstrate English proficiency at an acceptable level.

International students also must provide an affidavit of support and prepay all expenses for one semester. $500 of the prepayment is nonrefundable. All admission materials must be received by June 1 for fall enrollment and December 1 for spring enrollment. A complete-20 is not issued until all required documents are on file.

International students must complete a writing sample during new student orientation unless excused by the writing faculty. The writing sample determines the need for placement in HUMN 093 Fundamental College Writing. International students with no ACT or SAT-I scores and no college-level (non-developmental) math course with a grade of C- or above also must take a math competency examination to determine the need for MATH 090 Developmental Mathematics. Placement in HUMN 091 College Reading and Study Skills is determined on a case-by-case basis.