International Students at Hope College of Arts & Sciences

Navigating Your Educational Journey in the U.S.

Welcome International Students

Introduction to International Admissions

Welcome International Students

At Hope College of Arts & Sciences, we welcome students from around the globe to join our diverse and vibrant community. Our dedicated team is here to guide you through the admissions process and ensure you meet all the necessary requirements to start your educational journey in the U.S. successfully.

Identity Documentation Requirements

Essential Documentation for Identity Verification

To ensure a smooth admissions process, non-US citizens are required to provide one of the following documents (original or certified copy) to establish identity:

A valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card (“I-551”).

A valid passport for non-immigrants.

Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) document (showing proof of lawful presence).

Background Check and Legal Compliance

Background Check and Compliance with Florida Law

All applicants enrolling in nursing programs must complete a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (“FDLE”) Level II background check as mandated by the Florida Legislature. It's crucial to be aware of disqualifying factors, such as certain felony convictions, that might affect your eligibility for credentialing exams.

Entrance Exam Requirements

Entrance Exam Minimum Score Requirement

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet the minimum score requirement for the PAX exam (100/200) or provide proof of an assessment exam taken at another institution within the past six months of enrollment. Our Admissions Representative is available to assist you with any questions regarding this requirement.

State Authorization Disclosure Statement

State Authorization Disclosure Statement

Hope College of Arts and Sciences is committed to complying with state regulations regarding distance education. While HCAS is licensed in Florida and approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, please note that certain programs may require in-person courses and clinical experiences in the state of Florida. Below is important state-specific information for residents of certain states considering enrollment at HCAS.

List of State-Specific Information:

Colorado: Colorado Department of Higher Education

Florida: Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education.

Georgia: Not accepting new students from Georgia at this time.

Hawaii: State of Hawaii Information

Louisiana: Louisiana Board of Regents

New Jersey: New Jersey Administrative Code

Tennessee: State of Tennessee Information

Texas: State of Texas Information

Contact for More Information

Need More Information?

If you have any questions or need assistance with the admissions process, our dedicated team is here to help. Contact us for personalized guidance and support.


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