How to Apply

Welcome to the application process for Belhaven’s graduate intenational degree programs! Designed for your convenience, we trust you will find the online application trouble-free and speedy.

Be sure to submit all required documents so we can quickly review your application for acceptance, and if you have any questions during the process, please do not hesitate to contact us at 601-974-6366 or gradinternational@belhaven.edu. We look forward to receiving your application!

Step 1: Start the Application

Once you start the application and click "submit" on the first page, you can continue to fill it out or save it and return to the application without losing any of your information. After submitting your application, you will be able to track your application status throughout the admission process. Pay the $25 application fee online upon completing the application.


Step 2: Submit Supplemental Information

Supplemental information can be submitted through your application profile. However, official transcripts must still be sent directly from the college(s) where courses have been taken. Select from the list below to see what supplemental items are required.

  •   I am an International Student
  •   I am an International Student
    • Request Transcripts: Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. Many institutions allow for electronic transcripts on their website. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.
    • Submit Test Scores: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring at least a 525 for undergraduate level or at least a 550 for graduate level courses on the paper-based or 71 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirements may be waived if English proficiency can be demonstrated through other reliable documentation. Proficiency is usually demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States.

      In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.

      Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for students presenting strong verbal scores on the SAT or ACT, or if students provide other evidence of English proficiency acceptable to the University.

      In addition to the above, all international students must provide:

    • For Doctoral students: For foreign applicants from non-English speaking countries, submission of scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 71 iBT, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6, or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) of 70. Scores must be no more than two years old and verifiable.

Step 3: F-1 Visa Information

When you become a Belhaven student the Graduate International office, will assist you in keeping your F-1 visa status in good standing.  Here are some key reminders:

  • Remain a full-time student, which is 6 credit hours per term.
  • Keep your I-20 current. Any change of local address, change in academic program, or change in employer for CPT must be reported to the Graduate International Office.
  • Keep your passport current. Contact your home country’s embassy for renewal information.  https://www.usembassy.gov/
  • Check in before you travel outside the USA. See the Belhaven University DSO for signature on your I-20.
  • Know F-1 visa grace periods.
    • Students may enter the country up to 30 days before but no later than the program start date on the I-20.
    • At the conclusion of your program as stated on your I-20, you have 60 days to depart the US.

Step 4: Review Computer Requirements

Students taking online courses are responsible for having the required hardware and software prior to each term start date.


What's Next?

  • Take time to visit the degree page for the program you are interested in to see specific admission requirements.
  • Your admission representative will be contacting you soon and will work with you to determine what, if any, additional items may be required to present your application package to the Admission Committee (resume, Letters of Recommendation, GMAT, MAT or GRE test results or personal essays).

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy for Students:
Belhaven University does not discriminate in the administration of its education policies, applications for admission, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and extracurricular programs. The rights, privileges, programs and activities at Belhaven University are made available to all students who are enrolled regardless of sex, religion, color, national origin, handicap or age.