International Applicants


Cottey College welcomes applications from qualified international students and advises prospective students to communicate with the Office of Enrollment Management at least six months in advance of their proposed entrance. There is a limited amount of financial aid available for international students, so if financial aid is needed, this fact should be made clear in initial correspondence. The decision to admit international students is based on a thorough review of the application and supporting materials International applicants need to submit:

  1. Online Application
  2. Non-refundable application fee.
  3. If you wish to apply for financial aid, click here to complete your profile. Cottey’s CSS code is 6120.
  4. Secondary School Transcripts – Course by course evaluation completed by a member of A GPA equivalent to at least 2.6 is required for admission.
  5. Certified records of external examinations.
    1. Students whose first language is not English must furnish Cottey College with official scores from one of the following tests:
      1. TOEFL – at least 68 overall score minimum (17 for all subscores)
      2. IELTS – 5.5 overall band score minimum
      3. EIKEN (Jitsuyo Eigo Gino Kentei in Japan) – Pre-1 Grade minimum
    2. Students whose first language is English will be required to furnish Cottey College with official scores from either the ACT or SAT.
      1. ACT – at least a 21 composite scores (17 for all subscores)
      2. SAT – 1060 total in critical reading and math (no writing)
  6. Non-refundable Tuition Deposit

Single Sex Admission Policy

Cottey's admission policy is consistent with board policy and is consistent with state and federal law, and specifically informed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which allows for single-sex admission policies in institutions of higher education that have historically served women. This policy affirms Cottey's proud historical tradition as a women's college and its legacy of providing a community specifically designed for women.

As a historically women's college, Cottey considers for admission those applicants who indicate a legally-assigned sex of female on their application. Cottey applies the same admission standards and criteria to all applicants. In reviewing applications, Cottey performs a holistic assessment using GPA, test scores, recommendations, activities, goals, and character. Overall, we seek to admit students whose interests and aspirations match the opportunities provided by Cottey and who will contribute to Cottey's unique educational environment.

With regard to admission, Cottey relies upon the information provided by each student applicant. Applicants who indicate a legally assigned sex of female are considered for admission. In cases where supporting documentation does not reflect an applicant's legally assigned female sex, Cottey may request additional information.