Admission Requirements

Spencerian College continually strives to maintain a student body that is committed to higher learning and career development. We actively search for students like you who have a desire to earn a certificate, diploma, associate of applied science degree, and bachelor’s degree within your chosen field.

Admissions Process and Deadlines

An admissions representative will schedule a time to visit with you and answer questions.

There is no deadline for submitting the enrollment agreement. However, some of our programs have limited space and/or have a selective admissions process. Therefore, it is best to complete your enrollment agreement as early as possible to be considered before the date you anticipate starting your enrollment.

We conduct individual interviews and advise each person seeking admission. If you’re from out of state, we may contact you by phone and in some cases, may arrange for a special visit.

In order to be accepted for admission to Spencerian, you must be a high school graduate or have a General Education Development (GED) certificate. Evidence of this can either be a transcript or a copy of the diploma/GED certificate. You are also required to demonstrate the appropriate aptitude for your anticipated area of study. Specialized programs have additional requirements. For more information, please contact our admissions office.

ADMISSION OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS/ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE POLICY

Lexington

Spencerian College encourages international understanding through intercultural exchange derived from the admission of qualified international students from countries throughout the world. The College’s academic requirements for admission as described in other sec- tions must be met. All necessary documents including academic records, financial certifi- cate and proof of English language proficiency must be received before permission to enroll and the I-20 Form can be issued.

All nonimmigrant students at Spencerian College must maintain full course of study of at least 12 credits per quarter. No more than the equivalent of 3 semester credits per quarter may be taken online.

Applicants are required to provide official or certified copies of academic records. Records in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation (paid for by the student).

Financial ability must be demonstrated by completion of a financial certificate, including signatures of the sponsor and a bank official. Persons receiving a scholarship may demon- strate financial ability by sending an original or certified copy of the award letter, including the amount of the scholarship or the expenses it covers. The college may require an ad- vance deposit of funds to cover one year’s tuition and living expenses of all non-immigrant international students from a particular country before issuance of the I-20 Form.

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit TOEFL (Test of English as
a Foreign Language) scores to demonstrate basic English proficiency. Applicants native to Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom will be presumed to be proficient. It is the applicant’s responsibility to obtain necessary information and applica- tion forms, and to schedule and take the test by a date that will assure delivery of results to the college by required deadlines. International students are required to have a minimum TOEFL score of 173 (computer based), 500 (paper based), or 61 (Internet based).

There are instances where TOEFL scores may not be required, such as for:

•Nonnative speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from postsecondary institutions in English-speaking countries

  • Nonnative speakers who have successfully completed at least a two-year course of study in which English was the language of instruction
  • Nonnative speakers who have successfully pursued academic work at schools where English was the language of instruction in an English-speaking country for a specified period, generally two years.Applications received from international students will be reviewed on a competitive basis. Fulfillment of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the college. An effort will be made to admit students from a variety of countries.The Campus Director reserves the right to require the applicant to take and submit TOEFL scores.
Louisville

Spencerian College encourages international understanding through intercultural exchange derived from the admission of qualified international students from countries throughout the world. The college’s academic requirements for admission as described in other sec- tions must be met. All necessary documents including academic records, financial certifi- cate and proof of English language proficiency must be received before permission to enroll and the I-20 Form can be issued.

Applicants are required to provide official or certified copies of academic records. Records in any language other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation (paid for by the student).