We are pleased you are taking the first step in the Briar Cliff admissions process by completing your application form.
As you will see, we consider all of your qualifications.  No two students are alike; therefore, we look at each application on an indivual basis.  If you have any questions throughout your college search, please call us:  712-279-5200, or email:  Our website address is
International Student Application Procedures
To be considered for admission to Briar Cliff University, the international student should provide the following:
1)  A completed online application for admission.
2)  An application fee of $20 (US) (non refundable.)
3)  All foreign offical transcripts must be sent to Educational Credential Evaluators for a course-by-course evaluation.  All post secondary transcripts must be sent if the student has attended a college or university.
P.O. Box 5104070
Milwaukee, Wi 53203
4)  All non-English speaking students must submit results of the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Briar Cliff requires a minimum 525 score for the written test; 193 for the computerized test and 70 on the internet-based test for student to enroll in full-credit courses.  English as a Second Language (ESL) classes may be recommended after an on-campus proficiency assessment.  Satisfactory scores on either the American College Testing Program (ACT) or the College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) may be substituted for the TOEFL at the discretion of the Vice President for Enrollment Management.
Briar Cliff University's code number for TOEFL is 6046
5)  A letter of recommendation from a professor or teacher
6)  If you plan to compete in intercollegiate athletics at Briar Cliff, you must satisfy a minimum of two out of the following three requirements for NAIA eligibility:
-submit a score of 18 on the American College Test (ACT) or 860 on the College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)
-achieve a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale in high school
-graduate in the top half of your high school class.
7)  A certified financial (bank) statement from a financial guarantor that costs while in attendance at Briar Cliff University will be underwritten.
8)  Proof of health insurance coverage or purchase a health insurance plan that meets certain minimum benefit requirements.  (Briar Cliff offers a health insurance plan which the student may purchase as soon as he or she arrives on campus.)  Send all documents and records to:
Briar Cliff University
Office of Admissions
3303 Rebecca Street
P.O. Box 2100
Sioux City, IA 51104-0100
Expected year of entry:  20
Expected starting term:      
Academic Status:
How many years do you plan to study at Briar Cliff University?
Last (Family) Name First Name Middle Initial
Complete Mailing Address
Postal Code must be included. Postal Code:
Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy) Country of Birth
   /        /    
Country of Citizenship Sex Marital Status
Telephone (including Country Code) Available Fax Number
E-mail address (required)
Secondary school(s) attended
Name of High School City Dates Attended
Honors, Awards, Sports achievements, etc.
List any colleges/universities or any other post-secondary institutions(s) which you have attended. Official, English version transcripts must be forwarded to Briar Cliff University's Office of Admissions.
Name of College/University City Dates Attended
If you have been out of school for more than a year, please describe your activites during that time.
Father's full Name Occupation
Mother's full Name Occupation
Mailing Address (if different from above>
Major Field of academic interest
Career Plans
What activities and/or sports would you like to participate in while attending college?
Language spoken at home
Principal Language of instruction in secondary school
Years of English language study in secondary school
TOEFL exam
Date:         Score: 
An offical copy of the TOEFL exam results must be forwarded to Briar Cliff University (institution code number 6046)
How did you hear about Briar Cliff University?
Why do you wish to attend Briar Cliff University?
Do you plan to apply to other colleges? If so, please list others in order of preference.
Please indicate your sources of financial support and amount (in U.S. dollars) available each year.
Financial sponsor(s) Relation to Student
Sponsor's Email Address
Sponsor's Phone Number:
Amount Available
1st Yr  2nd Yr 
3rd Yr  4th Yr 
In case of emergency, do you have a source of additional funds once you arrive in the United States?
Name of source and amount
How will you cover transportation cost to the United States?
Will you remain in the United States during the summer months?
If yes, list sources and amount of available support for this period.
Does your country restrict the exchange and release of funds for study in thye United States?
If yes, please describe the restriction.
The Declaration and Certification of Finances must be completed and returned before you will be considered for admission.n.
Declaration and Certification of Fnances
Estimate of Student Expenses for the Academic Year 2011-2012
Estimated Direct College Costs:
Estimated Direct Costs (avg tuition, fees, room, and board) $32794
Books $1100
Estimated Indirect Costs (Orientation fee, transportation, personal expenses, health Insurance) $4075
Estimated Cost of Attendance 2011-2012 Academic Year $37969
A Certification of Eligibility (Form I-20) will not be issued until this form is completed and returned. Briar Cliff University, in compliance with U.S. Immigration Service regulations, requires this information to ensure that you have adequate financial resources during your stay. Proof of sufficient fiancial resources will also be required by the U.S. Consulate before a student fisa will be issued.
Please anser all questions COMPLETELY.
Complete Address
Source of funds available Amount available in U.S. dollars: Documentation that must be provided:
for your educational expenses:
A. Family, self or private sponsor Certified bank statement and complete section A A
B.Government agency or other organization Official letter stating amount of award and complete section B.B.
C. Other (please specify)
Offical letter stating amount of award or bank statementnt
Total (should equal the estimate of cost)
Section A
If you are sponsored by family members, a private sponsor, or you will pay for your own education, please complete the following in full
This is to certify that I have read the information provided by the applicant on this form, that it is a true and accurate statement, and the funds stated are available and will provide for the applicant's educational expenses at Briar Cliff University. I am attaching evidence of my ability to meet these expenses in the amount of
U.S. dollars $  per academic year to the named student
Address of sponsor
Sponsor's relationship to applicant
Sponsor's phone Numerer Fax Number
Sponsor's E-mail Address
Section B
If you are sponsored by a government agency or organization, comlete the following section.
I certify that our organization/agency will financially support the student named above for the amount of U.S. $ . An official letter from the agency must be received by Briar Cliff University. It should state the amount of funcs being provided as well as any billing arrangements or reporting requirements.
Name of agency or organization
Address of agency or organization
Phone Numberer Fax Number
Agency/Organization's E-mail address
Name and Title of authorized official
After submitting this form, a confirmation/consent form will display. If ther are NO errors, pleasese
print the confirmation/consent form. Please sign and date this form and mail with your $20.00
application fee to the address displayed.
At Briar Cliff University there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, disability
or national origin in any of its policies, practices or procedures. This principle applies to, but is not limited
to, education programs, admissions, activites, financial aid and employment policies.
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