One of the unique features of Morehouse and the least tangible is the spirit of fellowship. An understanding of this environment cannot be conveyed by course descriptions or administrative prescriptions. It emerges in the life and history of the College. Morehouse students, faculty, administration, and staff have acquired a feeling of responsibility, and share a sense of identity, which includes pride in the College, motivation for high achievement, and ambition for service.
The international student is easily assimilated into this spirit of fellowship. An International Students Advisor is available to assist students in adjusting to the Morehouse community. One of the unique features for international students is the DuBois International House, living that allows international students to share dorm life with other international students, other students who have studied abroad, and any student with a desire to learn more about life in other parts of the world.
International students can help avoid delays in the processing of their applications by giving attention to the following requirements:
- International students are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination and submit the scores to the Admissions Office, unless they are residents of English-speaking countries. For information concerning the time and place where the test will be given, the prospective student should write to TOEFL, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey 09549.
- International applicants will be expected to have successfully completed all national or regional school examinations, school qualifying examinations, and university entrance examinations.
- International applicants are also required to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test if they will enroll as freshmen. This test should be taken in time to allow the results to be sent to the Admissions Office prior to consideration for admission.
- An International student must file an Affidavit of Support, indicating who will be responsible for his expenses while he is at Morehouse. In addition to the Affidavit of Support, a Financial Resource Statement (for example, a recent bank statement) indicating the ability of the sponsor to support the applicant, is required. The Immigration Form 1-20 will be a part of the formal acceptance packet. No student file is read for decision until the application totally complete.
Although international students are not eligible to receive Federal Financial Assistance, the College offers many competitive scholarships.