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Common Questions From Prospective International Students

Who is considered an International Student?

An international student is defined as any student applying and choosing to study at Goodwin College who is neither a US Citizen nor a US permanent resident. International students are required to submit additional documentation, forms and information during the application process to Goodwin College. International students are encouraged to apply online and submit any documents they can electronically to our International Admissions team.

Where is Goodwin College located?

Goodwin College is located in East Hartford, Connecticut, part of historic southern New England. Major U.S. cities like New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. are only a few hours drive away, and there are dozens of museums, performing art centers, and historic cultural centers even closer. Find out more about life on campus on our Housing and Supports page.

What programs are offered at Goodwin College?

Goodwin College offers many different career-focused degree and certificate programs, most of which are open to international students. See the full list on our International Progams page.

How do I get a visa to study in the United States?

The visa process can be difficult to navigate, but we are here to help! There are detailed instructions on our Visa and Immigration information page.

What are the English proficiency requirements?

Goodwin College requires proof of proficiency in English as a condition of acceptence. We accept both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of proficiency. For more information on our English proficiency and other requirements for admission, see our Admissions Requirements page. Applicants who have completed a degree program at universities in select countries may be not be required to provide TOEFL/IELTS scores.

What student housing options are available?

International students at Goodwin College have multiple housing options available to them, including on- and off-campus units. See our Housing and Supports page for more information.

What forms and other documentation is required for acceptance to Goodwin College?

For the full list of forms and documentation, as well as helpful instructions on completing and submitting them, see our International Admissions Forms and Documents page.

Is my $500 deposit refundable?

This $500 deposit is non-refundable but will be applied to your first semester tuition should you enroll and attend Goodwin College. This deposit ensures the issuance of your I-20 which will be forwarded to you in your acceptance packet. Goodwin College asks for this substantial deposit to show student commitment to attend Goodwin and because our admissions team has worked diligently with you throughout this entire admission and application process. The only case-by-case circumstances that Goodwin may consider a refund of your deposit is if your visa request is denied. Should you wish to submit a request for refund, please email your original visa rejection letter from the US Consulate or Embassy with your name, address and contact details to the Director of International Programs at mkollen@goodwin.edu.

How do I complete an application for admission?

Complete our Online Application for Admission.

Is financial aid available for international students?

International students are not eligible to receive federal or state financial aid funds.

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