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 U.S. 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.

  1. Submit official transcripts:
    • Those currently in the U.S.:
      • Those enrolled in a U.S. college; submit official transcripts from each college or technical school attended. If currently enrolled, send preliminary transcript now and final transcript upon completion of term. If you also attended colleges outside of the U.S. follow instructions below for sending college transcripts from schools outside of the U.S. If you have less than 30 hours of college transfer credit, you must also submit your final high school/secondary school transcript, an evaluation of the high school if outside of the U.S., along with official test scores. See below for information on sending official test scores.
      • Those enrolled in a U.S. high school; submit an official copy of your high school transcript showing academic achievement.
    • Those currently outside of the U.S.:
      • Submit official copies of secondary school transcripts and all college transcripts. You should complete the high school degree before you submit your transcripts for a final evaluation. The evaluation must include the equivalent of 9th through 12th grades in the U.S. You must submit certified English translations of original transcripts for each institution attended. In addition, you must also submit your transcripts to an Evaluation Service and have an original evaluation sent directly to us.  Please send the final evaluation report to:

        Office of Admission
        P.O. BOX 197
        Mount Vernon, GA 30445
        United States of America

        We only accept evaluations from Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. and World Education Services

        Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. (preferred)
        International Educational Consultants
        7101 SW 102 Avenue
        Miami, FL 33173
        Phone: (305) 273-1616
        Fax: (305) 273-1338
        Translation fax: (305) 273-1984
        Web: www.jsilny.com
        Email: info@jsilny.com

World Education Services
www.wes.org

  1. Submit official test scores:
    • If you are attending or have graduated from a U.S. high school, submit official SAT or ACT scores. Requirements include a 460 Critical Reading and 440 Math or 18 English and 16 Math. If you are attending or have graduated from a secondary school or college outside of the U.S., submit an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report, IELTS scores. The minimum TOEFL requirement for admission to Brewton-Parker College is 523 on the written test, 193 on the computer test, and 70 on the internet based test. The minimum IELTS score is a 6.5 for regular admission. No application will be considered until all of the above items are received.  Allow at least eight (8) weeks for processing.  Once these items are received, the Admissions Office will evaluate your credentials and make a decision.  If you are accepted to the Institution, you will be notified by mail or email.
  • Current Bank Statement (translated into U.S. Currency)
  • Demonstrates proof that you have the ability to pay for educational expenses for an academic year.
  • Forms will be mailed/emailed to you by Brewton-Parker College

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 us answer that as clearly as possible.
COST:   These figures are for the 2016-2017 Academic school year.
             Tuition               $15,660
             Room & Meals        7,440
             Fees                       1,300
Total Basic Costs:            $24,400
Other Expected Costs:
             INSURANCE              900   [estimate; required for int'l students]
             Books                      1,600  [estimate only]
             One-time expenses     200  [orientation, housing, application]
             Testing, if needed        50 
             Wire Fee                    35
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  

  • International Scholarships of up to $8,000 are offered. Student must show strong academic skills and TOEFL/SAT/ACT test scores.
  • Some on-campus work may be available that allows you to earn up to $3,000/year. 
  • Athletes who are highly skilled may also be offered scholarships for participation in a varsity sport. The 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 1week 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 U.S. dollars, go to:
http://themoneyconverter.com/USD/VND.aspx.

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CAMPUS LIFE

What do we have to offer?

  1. A quiet campus conducive to study and to develop 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 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

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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. The area is rural, quiet, and safe which makes it ideal for study. 

To see the airport pickup and drop-off schedule, click HERE.

Most of what you need is within walking distance, we are also near Vidalia, GA to where most of our students spend their leisure time at.

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
Get directions to the main campus.
Contact Technology Services if you have any comments, questions or issues.
March 11, 2016 2:40 PM