International Admission Requirements

Agnes Scott College enrolls students of diverse backgrounds, interests and talents whose academic and personal qualities promise success. We encourage all qualified students to apply. Learn more about what we look for (and what's required) below.

Who Can Apply

Qualified students of any race, age, creed or national or ethnic origin are encouraged to apply to Agnes Scott. In addition, as a learning community that embraces its identity and mission as a women’s college and its commitment to inclusive excellence, we admit students who were assigned female at birth, as well as, those who were assigned male or female at birth, but who now identify as female, transgender, agender, gender fluid or non-binary. Read more about our Gender Expression and Gender Identity Policy.

Recommended Academic Credentials/Transcripts

Your record of achievement in secondary school is the most reliable indicator of your future success in college. The recommended high school academic program is a minimum of:

  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of a foreign language
  • 3 years of mathematics (algebra I, algebra II and geometry)
  • 2 years of a laboratory science (biology, chemistry or physics)
  • 2 years of a social science

If you have advanced standing credit (AP, IP, A or O levels, etc.), please refer to our Pre-College Credit page.

Credits and diplomas must be earned at recognized institutions. Students may be admitted without the recommended number of courses in a particular field on a case-by-case basis.

* You must arrange to send your official transcripts to Agnes Scott College in a sealed envelope. If that is not possible, the official document may be attested and verified by your high school principal, headmaster or an administrator in the U.S. Education Center in your country. Unattested photocopies or documents that have been faxed or scanned are not acceptable.

Test Scores

The submission of SAT or ACT scores is optional for international applicants. However, applications must include at least one of the following:
  • SAT/ACT scores (SAT school code is 5002; ACT school code is 0780)
  • InitialView video interview or Duolingo English Proficiency Test (Should be completed and submitted prior to application deadlines. Please note: there is a cost associated with these third-party services. InitialView allows you to participate in an unscripted interview, discussing your academic and personal background to help your Agnes Scott admission counselor get to know you better. Duolingo's English Proficiency Test consists of a graded section that evaluates overall language skills and a ten-minute video interview so we can learn more about you.)

You will have the opportunity to tell us which option you have selected on the supplement to the Common Application, and we will use your choice as an indication of academic readiness for college.

Note that Agnes Scott does not require the ACT's writing portion or the SAT's optional essay.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

To be a student at Agnes Scott, you must be able to proficiently communicate in English from the first day of classes. Because of this expectation, if your native language is not English, you are required to submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), Duolingo English Test (DET), Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or provide alternative evidence of English language proficiency. Agnes Scott does accept TOEFL MyBest Score.

Test Minimum Score
DET 110
CAE 176
ELS Level 12 Certificate
SAT Verbal/ACT English 520/20


While a valid TOEFL, IELTS, DET or CAE score can satisfy Agnes Scott’s English language proficiency requirement, this requirement can also be met through the following alternatives:

  1. Your country of origin is also an English-speaking country and English is your native language. English test scores are not required of applicants from the following countries: 
    Anguilla, Antigua/Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin IslandsCanada (Except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), the Grenadines, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica/other West Indies, Liberia, Montserrat, New Zealand, South Africa, St. Helena, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom, United States
  2. You have earned at least one of the following:
    • An associate's degree from a U.S. institution of higher education meeting Agnes Scott’s English course equivalency

    • Graduation from a U.S. high school following three years of continuous enrollment.

  3. You have earned a minimum score from one of the following tests:
    Alternative Test/Program Minimum Score/Qualification
    ELS Language Centers Level 12 Certificate
    General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) Examination*
    International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Examination *
    C in English Language (not English as a Second Language)
    * Arrange to send the official examination result directly from the examination council to Agnes Scott College in a sealed envelope. If that is not possible, the official document may be attested and verified by the high school principal, headmaster, or an administrator in the U.S. Education Center in your country. Unattested photocopies or documents that have been faxed or scanned are not acceptable.

Documentation of Financial Support

If you must obtain an I-20 document (F-1 Visa) in order to attend Agnes Scott, you are required to show proof of financial support. Additionally, if you are an F-1 Visa holder in the U.S., you MUST provide a copy of your current Visa status. Applicants who are in the U.S. with any other Visa type (e.g., H-4, L-2, etc.) must also show proof of financial support.