International Student Admission

Taylor Business Institute welcomes students from all over the world regardless of nationality, religion, sex, or race.  Any student who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States and its territories will be considered an international student for purposes of admission.

When Coming From Abroad:

International students seeking admission to Taylor Business Institute directly from abroad should contact the Director of International Student Affairs as soon as possible to allow sufficient time to fulfill all necessary steps in the administrative process.  The following requirements must be met before the student may be accepted for admission and issued a U.S. Immigration Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Form I-20.

  1. Submit the completed application for admission with all the processing fees ($150 non-refundable).
  2. Submit an affidavit of financial support from a parent, relative, guardian, sponsor, or governmental agency and bank statement.
  3. Submit an official transcript showing graduation from high school or secondary level school and a letter of recommendation from the principal or headmaster of the school.

Upon receipt of the above-identified documentation, TBI will issue a U.S. Immigration SEVIS Form I-20.  Students whose visas are subsequently denied by the U.S. Consulate are expected to return this form and will receive a full tuition refund.

International students are not required to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results but must earn acceptable scores on the TBI’s admissions and placement examinations.

When Transferring from a College within the United States:

Taylor Business Institute welcomes international students who wish to transfer from other colleges and universities in the U.S.  International Transfer students seeking admission to Taylor Business Institute must contact the Director of International Student Affairs and fulfill the following administrative requirements:

  1. Submit a completed application for admission with all the processing fees.
  2. Fill out and sign the Transfer Verification Form from Taylor Business Institute. The International Student Advisor will send the Transfer Verification Form to the school from which you want to transfer.
  1. SEVIS Form I-20 application (from the prior school).
  2. Photocopy of passport with I-94.
  3. I-797 (if applicable).
  4. Transcript from transferring school and evidence of high school graduation.
  5. Evidence of sufficient funds or I-134.
  6. Marriage Certificate (if applicable).
  7. Birth Certificate (if applicable).

When Change of Status is required within the United States:

  1. Submit a completed application for admission with all the processing fees.
  2. Photocopy of passport with I-94.
  3. Affidavit of Support or Bank Statement.

Note:   Some visas may not be changed into an F-1 student visa, such as: i) J-1 exchange visitor visas, ii) Visa Waiver Program visas, iii) C-1 transit visas and iv) K-1 fiancée fiancé visas.

Financial Assistance

Some international students may be eligible for Title IV student aid programs.  Generally, Title IV eligibility is restricted to students whose immigration status places them in one or more of the following categories:

  • U.S. National
  • U.S. legal permanent resident card or registered alien (must possess an I-151 or I-551 card)
  • Permanent resident of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
  • Permanent resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

However, students who do not meet the above criteria may be eligible if they can present one of the following documents from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

  • I-94 (Arrival-Departure Record) with an appropriate endorsement
  • Official documentation that the student has been granted asylum in the U.S.
  • Other proof from USCIS that the student is in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose

Students who believe they may be eligible for such aid should contact the Director of Financial Aid for further information.


Taylor Business Institute does not maintain on-campus housing.  Staff will assist students in locating available off-campus housing, but students must make their own housing arrangements.