International Students

International Admissions and Student Affairs

We are so grateful that you have chosen to learn more about Beulah Heights University. For over 100 years, BHU continues to graduate global leaders who are equipped and trained for success in both the ministry and marketplace.

We understand that making the transition of coming to a new country, and starting a new school could be taxing. Therefore, we have developed some helpful information that will assist you through the international admissions process.

Here at Beulah, our goal is to provide the services and support that will encourage and enable our F-1 students to not only start strong but finish strong! Therefore, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns during your enrollment at BHU.


Office of International Student Affairs

Application Process

Applications for admissions must be approved by the Admissions committee of the university. No application can be considered until all required documents have been submitted. Once a student has been approved for admission, that admission is valid for one year.

Please Submit All Documents in One Setting

Step 1: Fill Out an Application

Choose an application method:

Downloadable Applications:

Application Fees:

$50.00 for all associate, undergraduate and graduate applications

$100 for doctoral applications

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Step 2: Send a Transcript

All potential students must submit official transcripts to the university to be considered for admission.

All UNDERGRADUATE students must submit one of the following:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Passing GED test scores or
  • A conferred Associate Degree from an accredited institution

All MASTER’S level students must submit an official transcript of a conferred bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

All DOCTORAL level students must submit an official transcript of a conferred Master’s degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited institution.

Physical Transcripts:

Official transcripts must be physically mailed to the university at the address listed below:

Beulah Heights University
Attn: Admissions Office
892 Berne Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30316

Electronic Transcripts:

All transcripts must come through a secured
database directly to 
(i.e. Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse,


Step 3: Reference Form

All potential students are required to submit a reference form. The reference form must be completed by a non-family member who has known the student for longer than six months at least.

Download Form

Before Step 4

Once You Are Accepted:

International documents required for the Form I-20 Issuance by the International Student Affairs Office.

Downloadable Checklist: Form I-20 Process for International Students

Step 4: Affidavit of Financial Support and 3 months bank statements

Submit the following:

Affidavit of Financial Support Form

This form is to be completed by the person or organization that will be responsible for paying the educational expenses

  • This form must be notarized.
  • Please note, if the student is their own sponsor the form does not need to be notarized.

Download Form

3 months Bank Statements of student's sponsor

Statements must show that sponsor has the ability to provide a yearly income of $24,100 funds (converted to U.S. dollars) to pay the cost to the student's educational and living expenses.

  • Please include an additional $5,000 U.S. dollars per family member listed on their I-20.
Step 5: Health Record Form

This form must be filled out carefully and accurately. (2 pages) 

  • The material on page one is to be completed by the student
  • The information on the reverse side is to be filled in by a medical doctor of your choice (preferably your family doctor or local health clinic).

Download Form

Step 6: Visa/Passport


Please provide a clear copy of your valid passport

  • If you are adding dependents to your Form I-20, please provide a clear copy of each dependents valid passport.


All transfer and change of status students must also provide a clear copy of their current visa.

  • We will also need a clear copy of the current visa for each additional dependent (if applicable).
  • Attention Transfer Students: All transfer students are required to submit an original copy of their Form I-20 from the current SEVP approved institution. Please Note: If you are applying for the F-1 visa from your home country, you are not required to submit a visa until you have been approved for the F1 visa.
Step 7: International Tuition Deposit

When you have submitted all required documents listed the previous steps and have been granted acceptance into the program, student will receive an official acceptance letter. At that time a refundable tuition deposit is required which will be credited to your first semester of enrollment.

Tuition Deposit:

  • ESL Program - $500.00 (non-refundable) or $2,371.00 (refundable)
  • AA/BA/MA/MDIV/MBA - $4,000.00(refundable)
  • DMIN / PHD - $4,500.00(refundable)

There is also a $75 Form I-20 processing fee, and $150 flat free rate for all postage/ international shipping of your Form I-20.

International tuition deposit payment and fees must be submitted to the Business Office by the following options:

  • Check or Money Order
  • Over the phone using a debit/credit card
  • In person

For further assistance on completing your payment or to complete your payment over the phone, please reach out to Charles Mbugua in the Business Office at 404.627.2681 ext. 106 or via email at

Step 8: Processing the Form I-20

Prior to the issuance of the Form I-20, the student must submit the I-20 Request Form for new F-1 students. 

Once an applicant has submitted the tuition deposit to the Business Office and has provided a receipt to the International Student Affairs Office, Beulah Heights University will submit a request for the F1 visa to Homeland Security.

Please allow 3-5 business days for the processing of your Form I-20 following your tuition deposit and verification of all international documents.

Step 9: Apply for an F-1 visa

Once the applicant has received the initial Form I-20, they will need to apply for the F-1 visa with the appropriate department within Homeland Security.

As an international student, you will be classified as one of the following:

  • Change of Status
    • If you are on a B1/B2 visitor visa or applying from your home country, please complete the I-539 form to submit to USCIS.
  • Initial Attendance
    • A student is considered "Initial Attendance" if the student will be applying from their home country. Please CLICK HERE for more information on applying for the F-1 visa.
  • Transfer
    • If you are a transfer-in student from another SEVP certified school, following your acceptance, please submit the following 2 documents to to complete the transfer process.
      • Transfer Clearance Form signed from previous school
      • Original Form I-20.

When to Apply

Beulah Heights University is an open enrollment university and is always accepting applications year round!

To ensure that your application is processed in a timely manner, please refer to the priority deadlines recommended below to ensure that you complete the enrollment process to have a Strong Start to your journey here at BHU! 

TermInternational Student
FallJune 1
SpringOctober 1
SummerMarch 1

Please note: It is imperative that Change of Status students maintain their current visa status while applying with the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to be eligible for approval for the F-1 visa. Students with an expired visa are not eligible to apply for Beulah Heights University as a Change of Status applicant.

Next Steps After You Apply

SCHEDULE your academic advising appointment

Schedule your academic advising appointment through our Faculty Coordinator to review and select your classes.

Faculty Coordinator (Advising Office, U-Building )

Gina Garlington
(404) 627-2681 ext. 126

CONTACT the Financial Aid or Business Office

Contact the Financial Aid or Business Office to Discuss Tuition Payment Options and needed items.

Financial Aid Office (FAFSA, VA, etc…)


Ukemah Cody
(404) 627-2681 ext. 107

Arielle Moctezuma
(404) 627-2681 ext. 150

Business Office (Self Payment)


Charles Mbugua
(404) 627- 2681 ext. 106

REGISTER for classes

Register for classes through the BHU Student Portal. Your advisor will assist you with this process!

Registrar Office (Administrative Building)


Georgia Skinner (404) 627-2681 ext. 141 Tevorius Higgins (404) 627-2681 ext. 142

ORDER your textbooks

To review and purchase your textbooks and other course materials, please visit for the full breakdown.

Please Note: It is recommended that you purchase your textbooks and other course materials at least ten days before the start of class to ensure a timely delivery.

GO TO New Student Orientation

RSVP today at

This is MANDATORY for all new students. You will also receive your official BHU Student ID card.

ATTEND classes

Please confirm your enrollment start date with the Office of Admissions.

International Student Handbook

Please read this handbook carefully and also familiarize yourself with the BHU website ( and the student catalog which provide in depth information on the below processes and procedures as a F-1 student at Beulah Heights University.