International/Non-U. S. Schools or Non-Haitian Schools
Transcripts from international/non-U.S. schools written in a language other than English or French must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Certified translations must accompany the original documents. Originals and certified translation must be sent to the Admissions officer at:
Burnett International University
13 Boulevard 15 Octobre
Tabarre, Haiti, HT 6123
All International applicants to the Burnett International University shall meet the same admissions requirements as aforementioned. International applicants must present evidence of graduation through an official educational transcript, along with a translation into English by a certified translator that accurately reflects courses taken and related grades/evaluations for all educational programs attempted. Those courses must be at least the equivalent of the standard 12-year primary and secondary school programs provided in the United States. Additionally, applicants whose first language is not English or who come from non-English speaking countries must be able to demonstrate competency in the English language as evidenced by the following:
score 410 or higher on the Wonderlic Basic Skills test, or pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
The only exception to this requirement is an oral evaluation of the applicant’s English skills by the Admission’s officer. The purpose of this test is to identify the appropriate level of English proficiency held by the applicant. The test results will determine if the student must complete ESL courses and the number and type of courses.
In order to qualify for the allied health programs, the applicant must be proficient in English at the level of training for Students Foreign Language or its equivalent, as determined by the school. The Burnett International University requires international students to complete ENG 100 Introduction to English Language as part of its commitment to facilitate the international student’s integration in the program.
All students taking ENG 100 Introduction to English Language may also be scheduled for traditional coursework, excluding General Education courses, within the chosen program of study. All courses require students to earn a “C” or better grade to successfully complete the course. Any performance below a “C” results in failure, and the student will be required to retake the course.
Upon successful completion of ENG 100 Introduction to English Language coursework, the applicant should possess the necessary skills to take English Composition 1101 or ENG101.
To enroll, the international applicants must complete and submit to Burnett International University the following:
- Proof of English language proficiency (see International Admissions Policy for acceptable proof)
- Proof of graduation from a foreign institution comparable to a United States secondary school, if applicable. Documentation submitted must be translated into English by a certified translator.
- Completed and signed Sponsor’s Statement of Financial Support (this is not required if the student is self-sponsored).
- For all applicants residing in the U. S. at the time of application in F, M, or J non-immigrant classification, written confirmation of non-immigrant status at the previous school attended before transferring to Burnett International University.