• Jacksonville College is a small, friendly campus where students from all nations are welcome.

  • Jacksonville College is a two-year Christian college offering the basic foundation courses for all major fields of study.

  • All of the courses taken at Jacksonville College will transfer into 4-year degrees at other colleges and universities.

  • It's affordable and personal, and students receive a quality education in a caring atmosphere.

Admission Requirements
  • Application for admission

    • Deadline for application: July 1st for fall semester and November 1st for spring semester​

  • Proof of high school/secondary school completion

    • The certification of your secondary education will be performed by INCRED (International Credential Evaluations). Visit to create an account and enter your information. INCRED charges a fee of $95 (US) for this service and a credit card is required. When INCRED has completed your evaluation, they will notify you, and their evaluation will be forwarded to Jacksonville College.​

  • Official transcripts of any high schools and/or colleges attended in the United States

  • Official ACT or SAT scores, if available

  • Evidence of meningitis vaccination within the last 5 years for all students 21 and younger

  • Proficiency in the English language

    • Some of the ways proficiency in the English language can be demonstrated are listed below. If you have taken other types of English language exams, ask the Director of Admissions about using them.

      • ESL, level 109 certificate

      • GED, English version

      • TOEFL = 50 on the iBT version

      • IELTS = 5.5

      • iTEP = 3.0

      • Duolingo = 80

      • English 3 On Demand = 57


All documents except official U.S. transcripts should be emailed to

International students who graduated from a U.S. high school or are transferring from another U.S. college or university must provide official transcripts from these schools. They should also provide the name and contact information of their current international student advisor.  Jacksonville College will contact the advisor, confirm the student is maintaining student status, and set up a transfer date in SEVIS. Once that date has arrived, a transfer I-20 to Jacksonville College will be issued. 


Students requiring a U.S. student visa, must complete the following steps:

  1. Provide a clear copy of their passport identification page

  2. Provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover one year's educational and living expenses

  3. Pay the $600 advance fees once they are clear to receive the I-20: $500 non-refundable international fee and $100 room reservation fee.


When the I-20 has been issued, it will be sent via DHL Courier Service. Along with the I-20 will come instructions on paying the SEVIS fee, obtaining a visa interview appointment, and what to expect at that interview. Notify Jacksonville College immediately of the result of the interview.

Insurance Requirement

Every international student must have medical coverage while enrolled in school. Details on the type of policy, costs, and dates of coverage are available on the International Student Insurance Policy. Athletes will also have coverage for sports-related injuries. 

Financial Requirements

Jacksonville College offers every international student financial assistance.


For an international athlete student, a Performance Discount is awarded per year, and the offer of the discount comes directly from the coach of the sport which you expect to play. The coach will send you the necessary paperwork for being awarded the Performance Discount. To determine how much available money you must document to receive the I-20, a financial worksheet will be emailed to you upon receipt of your application for admission.


For an international non-athlete student, Jacksonville College automatically awards an International Scholarship up to $4,000 per year. To determine how much available money you must document to receive the I-20, a financial worksheet will be emailed to you upon receipt of your application for admission.


All amounts are based on the expectation that the student will live on campus. Assistance for students who choose to live off-campus will be reduced.

Arrival Dates

Fall 2022: Arrive no later than Friday, August 8, 2022

Spring 2023: Arrive no later than Friday, January 3, 2023



Talk to your coach before booking flights that are affected by your season or pre/post season play.  See specifics for your sport below.

Soccer comes in earlier than fall dates.  

Basketball may have different dates over Christmas break. 

Tennis and golf:  End of spring dates are uncertain due to national tournament possibilities that extend beyond the end of school. 


School is closed one week in November for Thanksgiving holiday and one week in March for Spring Break.  Dorms and reduced food service will continue to be provided, but students who wish to travel must make their own arrangements. College staff may help in finding connections with other students also traveling at that time, but the school does not provide airport service at Thanksgiving or Spring Break.



Will Cumbee

Director of Admissions


Fax 903.541.4091


Send documents to:

Jacksonville College

ATTN: International Office

105 B.J. Albritton Drive

Jacksonville, TX 75766


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