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Providence College
Office of Admission
Harkins Hall 103
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02918
U.S.A.

Phone:  +1-401-865-2535
Fax:  +1-401-865-2826
E-mail: international@providence.edu
 

Christine A. Hickey
Assistant Dean of Admission
Coordinator of International Admission
Contact for Canada, Europe, and Africa

Fr. Iriarte Andújar, O.P.
Associate Dean of Admission
Contact for Latin America
E-mail: iandujar@providence.edu

Michelle L. Carrara
Assistant Dean of Admission
Contact for Asia, Oceania, Bahamas, and Bermuda
Email: mcarrara@providence.edu

Application Requirements

 

The International Committee at Providence College reviews applications for all non-U.S. citizens, as well as any dual and U.S. citizens attending high school outside of the United States.

In order to be considered for admission to Providence College, you must submit the following:
 

1. ​​​The Common Application

Students can apply to Providence College using the Common Application. Components of the application include:

 
  • School Report and school transcript(s)/Leaving Certificates/Predicted scores: We hope to gain an understanding of your secondary level academic preparation from materials that will differ based upon your school curriculum and country. Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

  • Recommendations: We require one from your college advisor/administrator, and one from a teacher of your choice. Additional recommendations may be submitted if you feel they can add relevant, insightful information about you, but are not required.

  • Application Essay: With the Common Application, you have several broad choices for the required essay. Use this piece of writing to not only illustrate your writing skills, but also to share something personal about yourself with the admission committee. With the essay we are trying to evaluate your communication skills as much as trying to get a glimpse of your personality.
     
  • Writing Supplement: Providence College’s Writing Supplement includes two (2) questions for your response, one required and one optional. Also, the Writing Supplement section can collect other written submissions such as résumés and other writing samples. Students can submit these using either text-entry or upload.
  • Standardized Test Scores: Submission of standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) is optional for all students applying for admission. Our review for admission emphasizes the work that each student has completed throughout their schooling. It should be noted, however, that SAT or ACT scores may help to provide a greater understanding of your academic profile. We also welcome, though do not require, the submission of SAT subject tests, especially in areas which you plan to study in college. Additional details about the policy can be found on the Test-Optional Policy​ page of the website. 

2. Proof of English Proficiency

English is the language of instruction at Providence College. You must be able to understand English and express yourself clearly in speech and writing. Students whose native language is not English must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)​ or the International English Language Test System (IELTS)
Minimum scores for consideration: 
    • TOEFL: 577 (pBT)
                       90 (iBT - with a minimum of 20 in each subscore). 
    • IELTS:   7.0 
 

3. ​Proper Financial Documentation (non-U.S. citizens only)

  • Current Bank Statements
    Bank Statements should be submitted (with a date of no more than three months prior to submission).

Notes on submitting your application: 

  • Always use your full legal name in all your documents and tests. This will prevent future problems, especially at the time of issuing visas.
  • If you use a post office address for your mail, we ask, if possible, that you provide your home address as well. We may need to use FedEx or UPS to mail items directly to your home.
  • Since we are dealing with international mail systems, it is wise that you make and save photocopies of all your documents in case the first set is lost in the mail.
  • It is acceptable to scan and e-mail all forms. 
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