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As Beacon’s reputation spans the globe, each semester, more and more international students apply and enroll at Beacon College. These students, like their American classmates, are eager to find out more about their unique learning styles, and they know that Beacon College is the proven expert in transforming the way students learn. Beacon’s expertise is evident when you review Beacon’s student outcomes. Students come to Beacon from across the United States and the world with the hopes that they can accomplish what hundreds of Beacon College graduates have already accomplished.

Steps to Enrollment for International Students

International Student Requirements

So what type of international applicants do we admit? Beacon College seeks students of average or above average intelligence with a diagnosed learning disability, ADHD, or other learning differences. Students must possess strong English speaking skills and be citizens of a country other than the United States and territories of the United States. Undocumented students who reside in the United States should contact the admissions office for further instructions.

As the admissions process is competitive, it is recommended that students apply early. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until the class is full. Students seeking financial assistance should speak with a member of our financial aid team. Limited Beacon College scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Application for Admission

Students can complete our online application, or apply with the CommonApp. You will be required to provide various documents to complete your application, including a recent psychoeducational evaluation, counselor recommendations, high school and college transcripts, and a Test of English as a Foreign Language.

How to Apply

Required Documents and References

As part of your application for admission, Beacon College requires:

  • Recent psychoeducational evaluation that provides evidence of a learning disability, ADHD, or other academic-based challenges and struggles: The date of the report should be less than three years from the current date and include a cognitive assessment conducted by a licensed psychologist, neuropsychologist, school psychologist, or certified school psychologist.
  • Personal interview: On-campus, telephone, or Skype interviews can be arranged for prospective students.
  • Instructor or counselor recommendations: Please submit recommendation letters from a teacher, professor, or guidance/college counselor who knows you well. If you need, we can supply you with a recommendation form to distribute to the educator(s) of your choice.
  • Official High School and College Transcripts: Enrollment is contingent upon receipt of an official and final high school transcript and official transcripts of any other colleges attended (if applicable). *Please note that not all diploma types are acceptable for admission.

These documents can be uploaded with your application or submitted via email to admissions@beaconcollege.edu or your admissions counselor.

English Language Proficiency

English proficiency is required for participation in Beacon College’s program. If English is not a student’s first language, they must submit one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language/TOEFL: Minimum score of 525 (paper-based), 197 (computer-based), or 71 (internet-based).
  • International English Language Testing System/IELTS: Minimum score of 6.0

International Student Transfer Form (If Applicable)

Please complete this form if you are transferring from another higher education institution. This form is not needed if you are coming directly from your country.

International Student Financial Statement

Official Passport

It is mandatory that all international students provide a copy of their official passports prior to enrollment at Beacon College. Student visas cannot be processed until a copy is received.

Student Health Insurance

All accepted international students are required to purchase an insurance policy through Insurances for Students Inc. before the I-20 is issued.

Buy International & Domestic Student Insurance

Guide for International Students

To help guide you through some of the requirements, check these excerpts from the NAFSA’s International Student Handbook, A Guide to University Study in the U.S.A., and The Visa Processing Guide.

International Guide
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Many international students come to Beacon College from countries that do not have robust support networks for students with learning differences. Often, students have been marginalized and never have the opportunity to thrive in these environments.

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Beacon College is the first college of its kind to offer bachelor’s degrees exclusively for students with learning differences. While we are beginning to see changes in attitude globally, there are few if any international post-secondary institutions focused on you and your unique educational needs.

Why Beacon?
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Located in Leesburg, Florida — about one hour from Orlando International Airport — Beacon College is easy to access from anywhere in the world. Our campus is located in Leesburg’s historic downtown, lined with classic buildings, a public library, and quaint restaurants and stores.

Our Campus
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Beacon’s location in Central Florida, a short distance from Orlando, is of great benefit to our students seeking internships and work experience with major corporations and employers. A few of our career experience partners include Disney, Jet Blue, Southwest, SeaWorld, and JP Morgan, and our Career Center is expanding our networking system with global employers. Our corporate partners share our vision of a promising and satisfying future for Beacon College graduates.

Internships & Experiences

United in Uncommon Experience

Many international students come to Beacon College from countries that do not have robust support networks for students with learning differences. Often, students have been marginalized and never have the opportunity to thrive in these environments.

A Singular Institution

Beacon College is the first college of its kind to offer bachelor’s degrees exclusively for students with learning differences. While we are beginning to see changes in attitude globally, there are few if any international post-secondary institutions focused on you and your unique educational needs.

Why Beacon?

Ideally Located

Located in Leesburg, Florida — about one hour from Orlando International Airport — Beacon College is easy to access from anywhere in the world. Our campus is located in Leesburg’s historic downtown, lined with classic buildings, a public library, and quaint restaurants and stores.

Our Campus

Opportunity Awaits

Beacon’s location in Central Florida, a short distance from Orlando, is of great benefit to our students seeking internships and work experience with major corporations and employers. A few of our career experience partners include Disney, Jet Blue, Southwest, SeaWorld, and JP Morgan, and our Career Center is expanding our networking system with global employers. Our corporate partners share our vision of a promising and satisfying future for Beacon College graduates.

Internships & Experiences

Resources

Plan Your Visit

The best way to get to know Beacon is to visit! Join us on campus for a tour or Open House.

Plan a Visit

How to Apply

Ready to take the next step? Review admission guidelines, and begin your application today!

Apply

Virtual Events

Get to know Beacon from the comfort of home with a variety of upcoming virtual opportunities.

Virtual Events

New Student Orientation

Our detailed orientation helps you get the lay of the land when you arrive on campus.

New Students

Do you have a question?

Get in touch with the Office of Admissions at admissions@beaconcollege.edu, or call 855-220-5376 (toll-free).

Office of Admissions