Brewton-Parker College
International Admissions
 About BPC

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Click on the headings below for a fuller look at who we are, where we are, what we have to offer, what we require for admission, and important financial information you'll want to know about.

 

ACADEMICS

Brewton-Parker is regionally-accredited to grant 4-year bachelor degrees. Favorites among international students are 3 concentrations in business of Accounting, Information Systems, and Management as well as Psychology and Biology.   For more detailed information, follow the links under the ACADEMIC button in the blue bar above.

We do not offer English-language preparation, graduate degrees, or "professional" degrees such as engineering or nursing.  Both medical school and law school are graduate programs in the US and are prepared for by earning a bachelor's degree and taking the appropriate entrance exam for that field.  Our biology major paired with a chemistry minor is an excellent preparation for medical school and is sometimes called a "pre-med" degree.  For law school, no particular major is better than any other.  The type of law you want to practice usually determines the undergraduate major you choose.

Because we are a small campus, our classes are:

  1. Within easy walking distance of your residence hall.
  2. Taught by fully-qualified professors, not graduate assistants.
  3. Small enough for the professor to know you by name and be available to you outside of class.
  4. Enhanced with hands-on laboratory time in all science courses.
  5. Taught by a mixture of in-seat and online methods.
  6. Supported by a free tutoring center and writing center where you can get extra help from faculty, staff, and qualified peers.

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR FULL ACADEMIC ADMISSION

In order to receive an offer of full academic admission , we require that you demonstrate completion of secondary school and sufficient academic preparation to succeed in college. 

Evidence of satisfactory secondary completion is achievement of the same standard required for university admission in your own country.  For many countries, it is obtaining a certain standard on a school leaving exam. We will admit on the equivalent of the British O level exam, but scores should be strong.

We do not require the SAT, but having good scores on that exam is an advantage, especially if your secondary school record is weak.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS for Full Academic Admission

Students not schooled in English may demonstrate proficiency in one of 3 ways:

  1. SAT critical reading score of 440 or higher
  2. TOEFL (iBT) score of 70 or higher with sub-scores of 16 each
  3. IELTS overall band score of 6.0 with sub-scores of at least 5.5*

*For general information on the IELTS, go to  www.ielts.org .

 

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION

One of the critical questions you will ask is how much your education will cost and how you will pay for it.  Let me answer that as clearly as possible.

COST:   These figures are for the 2012-2013 school year.

             Tuition               $13,000

             Room & Meals        7,300

             Fees                        1,200

Total Basic Costs:            $21,500

Other Expected Costs:

             INSURANCE                 900   [estimate; required for int'l students]

             Books                      1,600  [estimate only]

             One-time expenses     370  [orientation, housing, application]

             Testing, if needed        50
             Wire Fee                      35

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  

  • We offer the Robert Brewer International Scholarship to non-athletes in the guaranteed amount of $2500 per year (more than10% of the year's cost). 
  • Non-athletes with strong SAT scores are eligible for an additional academic scholarship up to a total of $2,500 per year.  
  • The combination of these two can be as much as $5,000 per year.
  • Some on-campus work may be available that allows you to earn up to $1700/year.  However, these jobs are scarce, and the earnings should be seen as personal expense money and not depended on to pay for school costs.
  • Athletes who are highly skilled may also be offered scholarships for participation in a varsity sport.  Whatever amount the coach offers is the total in financial assistance you will receive.  More information about our sport program can be found on the ATHLETICS web pages.
  • The balance due on account after all Brewton-Parker scholarships have been posted must be paid at least 1 week prior to arrival.  Payment plans are available for those who cannot pay an entire semester costs at one time.  You may set up payments through www.afford.com/bpc.  
  • If you want to pay the entire amount at once, click here for wiring instructions.
  • There is a $35 wire fee for wire transfers.

To check the current conversion rate of your currency against US dollars, go to:

http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/.

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CAMPUS LIFE

Are you looking for the fast-paced city life you see in American movies?  You'll find that in New York, LA, and other large cities - not in Mt. Vernon, GA.  But you will find some good things here that will make your stay and study both pleasant and profitable.  What do we have to offer?

  1. A quiet campus conducive to study and to developing close friendships.
  2. A variety of on-campus student activities planned by and for students.
  3. Guaranteed on-campus housing within easy walking distance of the entire campus.
  4. Various participation groups that contribute to campus life such as pep band, cheer squad, worship groups, and musical groups.
  5. Opportunities to develop leadership skills through our student leadership program and by being involved in student activities.

On a small college campus, students develop a sense of community that just doesn't happen on large university campuses or living in apartment complexes. 

Come and see.  We have a place for you at Brewton-Parker College!

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LOCAL COMMUNITY

So where in the world is Mt. Vernon, GA?  You can find us at www.googlemaps.com.  We are in the southeastern part of Georgia which is in the southeastern part of the United States.  The area is rural, quiet, and safe which makes it ideal for study.  Because there are few distractions, students spend a lot of time with each other, and there's always something to do.

The down side is that there is no public transportation.  Getting to the campus from the airport is a 3 hour ride by car, so I always provide transportation at the beginning and end of each semester.  To see the airport pickup and drop-off schedule, click HERE.

Most of what you need is within walking distance, and if you need to go to the nearest larger town, there's always someone going who will give you a ride.  Some international students buy cars, but most just ride with friends and teammates.

You will want to know about driving while you're here.  You can legally drive on your driver's license from your own country as long as you are maintaining your status and have your I-20 with you. 

Some students want to get a Georgia driver's license instead.  For information, go to: 

http://www.dds.ga.gov/drivers/DLdata.aspx?con=1747371440&ty=dl .

 

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
Brewton-Parker College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Brewton-Parker College.
 
Brewton-Parker College | Located on U.S. 280 at 201 David-Eliza Fountain Circle, P. O. Box 197, Mount Vernon, GA 30445
with a site in Newnan
912-583-2241, 1-800-342-1087
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October 15, 2014 9:44 AM