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International Students

Steps to Completing the Registration Process  

An applicant from a foreign country must meet all requirements for general admission to SEARK College in addition to those required by federal law. No action will be taken regarding admission until all official credentials have been received. All material submitted for admission must be the original or a certified copy of the original document and must be translated and evaluated by a professional transcript evaluation service.  Cost of the translation and evaluation are the responsibility of the student.

Step 1: Admission:

  1. Submit all required documentation to the Admissions Office by June 1 for the Fall semester, November 1 for the Spring semester, and March 1 for the Summer terms.
  2. Complete a SEARK College Admissions Application and a SEARK International Student Application(doc). Submit a nonrefundable $100.00 application fee.
  3. Submit all official academic records (secondary schools, college, or university) translated into the English language.
  4. Submit ACT or  Accuplacer scores.
  5. Submit proof of immunization against two doses of  measles, mumps, rubella, and tuberculosis.
  6. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 500.
  7. All international students must provide certified proof that they are financially capable of meeting academic and living expenses in the United States.
  8. All international students must provide certified evidence of health and accident insurance.
  9. International students transferring to Southeast Arkansas College from a college or university in the United States must be in good academic standing and provide a transfer approval from the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Transfer Students: Students who apply to SEARK as a transfer student from a college or university in the United States must provide the same items as new students listed as 1–10 above. In addition, transfer students must submit:

  • A transfer release signed by the Designated School Official (DSO) or Alternate Responsible Officer (ARS) from their most recent school of attendance.
  • A completed SEARK International Student Transfer Form(doc), completed by the current school’s International Student Advisor.
  • Copies of passport including the VISA pages, I-94 forms and all previously issued I-20 forms.

Step 2: Visit Registrar's Office:

  • Step 2: Visit the Registrar's Office
  • Take required system photo.  Students must provide a current photo ID such as a driver’s license. The Registrar's Office located in the Student Services Building, Room 145.

Step 3: Business Office

  • Business Office - Go to the Cashier’s Office located in room 165 of the Business Services Building. Pay the fees or make financial arrangements.  If needed, you can also pay for your ACCUPLACER test at the Cashier's Office.

Step 4: : Advisement

  • Prior to registering for classes, each student must see an advisor. Visit the Advising/Retention Center, Room 160 located in the Student Services Building, for advisement and register for classes via Student Planning. If you are paying for the classes yourself, without financial aid, staff will assist in setting up a payment plan.

Step 5: Return to the Registrar's Office

  • After registering for classes, pick up your Student ID and Parking Permit from the Registrar’s Office. Student IDs must be worn while on campus. There is no charge for the first parking permit, but there is a $5.00 charge for replacement or additional permits. Tickets will be issued if parking on campus without displaying the parking permit.

Step 6: Books and Supplies

Visit the Barnes and Noble Bookstore located in College Hall Commons to purchase your books and supplies. You must have your registration class schedule and a personal ID (student ID, driver’s license, etc...) in order to make your purchase.

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 870-543-5900 or email