Information for International Applicants

Rollins is a global community and we are glad you are considering being a part of it! Before you immerse yourself in the application process, there are a few application requirements that you should know about.

Rollins requires international students whose native language is not English to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Your test scores may not be more than two years old.

If you take the TOEFL, you will need to request that the testing service send your scores to SOPHAS using the reporting code 5688. 

If you take the IELTS, you will need to request that the testing service send your scores directly to Rollins. SOPHAS does not accept IELTS score reports, thus there is no IELTS institution code for SOPHAS). While thereis a portion on the SOPHAS application that allows you to manually enter in your IELTS scores, those scores are considered unofficial until we receive your score report from the testing service.

The minimum scores required for TOEFL is (550 (paper); 213 (CBT); 79-80 (iBT)) and IELTS score (6-Overall).

If you were born internationally but are a permanent resident of the United States or have completed a degree at a U.S. institution, you don't need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

Students who are citizens of the following English-speaking countries are also exempt from sending TOEFL or IELTS scores: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

If you are requesting transcripts from colleges outside of the United States, make sure you complete your application through SOPHAS and request your transcript well in advance of the application deadline. We recommend requesting your transcript at least a month in advance). We suggest doing your SOPHAS application first, so you already have your 11-digit SOPHAS ID when ordering your evaluation through the World Education Services (WES).

Order your evaluation using this form.

International transcripts, (including French Canadian transcripts), must be submitted to WES, which evaluates your academic record before sending everything forward to SOPHAS. When completing your WES profile, be sure to select the WES International Credential Package, which includes a course-by-course evaluation. While French Canadian transcripts have to be submitted through WES, English Canadian transcripts can be sent directly to SOPHAS from your post-secondary institution.

If you're still enrolled in a post-secondary program outside of the U.S. at the time of the WES evaluation, you will need to submit a final WES evaluation after you have graduated (proving you earned your degree). This applies to anyone who has obtained a degree outside of the U.S. So, if you live in the United States now, but received your academic training outside of the country, you'll need to adhere to all requirements outlined for international students.

All applicants to Rollins must have (at a minimum) the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree.

Note: This WES requirement does not apply to U.S. students who have enrolled in study-abroad programs.