International Student Policies
International students with college-level learning assessed from another country must complete at least 30 additional U.S. college credits and meet all the area of study or concentration degree requirements to obtain a College of Biomedical Equipment Technology (CBET) associate degree. CBET does not accept international trade school or other forms of certification as transfer credit to certificate or degree producing programs. All other conditions that apply to local students will apply to international students as well.
Foreign citizens are defined as those who live and have citizenship in countries where English is not the native language. Foreign applicants interested in becoming undergraduate students will be eligible for enrollment if they can provide scores from either the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System); and achieve a score of 17 or greater on the Wonderlic English aptitude test.
At minimum, TOEFL scores should be 500 on the paper examination, 173 on the computer-based or 79 on the Internet-based test. At minimum, the IELTS score should be 6.5. Students are responsible for taking either the TOEFL or IELTS and having the official scores sent to CBET at 11550 IH-10 West, Suite 190, San Antonio, Texas 78230
The College of Biomedical Equipment Technology does not issue visas and has no residential campus facilities.
Non-United States citizens who are residing outside the United States should be aware of the limitations and restrictions on services available to students.
An Apostille is a form of authentication appropriate to countries, which have signed the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
The College of Biomedical Equipment Technology will honor requests for Apostille certifications. Upon your written request, the College will provide the required documents for you to send to the State of Texas Department of the Treasury, Division of Revenue and Enterprise Services to complete the Apostille Certification process.
To begin the process, please send signed written requests for an Apostille to:Attn: Apostille Request
Office of the Registrar College of Biomedical Equipment Technology
11550 IH 10 West, Suite 190
San Antonio, TX 78230
Requests must include the following:
- The student’s contact information (including name, mailing address, telephone number and email address).
- The document being requested – official transcript $15.00 fee, duplicate diploma $35.00 fee, letter certifying graduation – no fee
- An international money order or personal check (drawn from a United States bank) payable to “College of Biomedical Equipment Technology” for the amount of the requested document
- A self-addressed return envelope so that the documents may be returned directly to the student once they have been processed by College of Biomedical Equipment Technology. Express shipping fees are $100.
The student will then need to submit all required documents and fees to the State of Texas Department of the Secretary of State, Business and Enterprise Services. Please visit the State of Texas website for more information about what is required by the State of Texas to process the apostille request.
International Credit Policy for Testing
International students residing outside the United States will be permitted to attempt to earn credit through testing. United States and international citizens living abroad (both enrolled and non-enrolled) may request approval to register for TECEP® examinations. Such approval will ordinarily be based on the student’s ability to arrange an administration that makes use of examination sites approved by College of Biomedical Equipment Technology. All tests must be proctored by a full-time faculty member or an academic dean at an approved American university abroad, or with an approved DSST/DANTES, CLEP or TOEFL test administrator at an official DSST/DANTES, CLEP or TOEFL test site. Students requesting approval must also submit a minimum score of 500 on the paper examination, 173 on the computer-based or 79 on the Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) prior to registering for the examination if English is not the official language of their country of citizenship. Students may also submit a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (International English Language System) examination. Students must also garner a score of 17 or greater on the Wonderlic English Proficiency Examination. Students are responsible for all mailing costs and proctoring fees. College of Biomedical Equipment Technology reserves the right to approve the proctoring arrangement.
International Credit Policy for Online Courses
American citizens and international students residing outside of the continental United States are restricted to enrolling in online courses. Prior to registering, students must first secure special approval. Such approval is usually based on the student’s ability and willingness to absorb additional costs associated with meeting the AAS externship requirements.
All externships must be administered by an approved healthcare organization. Prior to registering for an online program, students living outside the United States must contact the school director to have an externship site approved.
Students are responsible for all mailing or other transport costs and proctoring fees. United States military personnel are authorized to participate in externships through the healthcare facilities based on the approval of the officers in charge at authorized sites.
International Credit Policy for Transfer Credit
College of Biomedical Equipment Technology does not participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS). Therefore, the College does not sponsor foreign national students for F-1 or J-1 visa status.
International Credit Evaluations
College of Biomedical Equipment Technology will not evaluate transcripts from other countries. We will accept the credit recommendations from one of the following agencies when the recommendations are based on a course by course evaluation and sent on an official transcript to the College.
- Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc. (ACEI)
- Center for Applied Research, Evaluations & Education, Inc.
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
- World Educational Services, Inc. (WES)
- SDR Educational Consultants
- SpanTran Evaluation Services
- Transcript Research
All costs associated with the international credit evaluation are the responsibility of the student. The College reserves the right to make its own determination on the amount and type of credit to be awarded based on the evaluations provide by these agencies. There will be no mixing or matching of evaluations. The College does not issue “Certificates of Acceptance” (Form I-20) to international students. Students who enter the United States on a student visa (F-1) through another college or university may enroll in College of Biomedical Equipment Technology. However, it will be the student’s responsibility to keep his/her visa status current to be eligible for the continued pursuit of a College of Biomedical Equipment Technology certificate or degree.
Application and Enrollment for International Students
To apply to College of Biomedical Equipment Technology, submit the following documents:
- a completed College of Biomedical Equipment Technology Application Form
- application fee (payment must be in U.S. dollars)
- a TOEFL or IELTS score report sent directly to the College from the Educational Testing Service
To enroll in College of Biomedical Equipment Technology, international students select the desired program of study, indicate full or part time, and agree to a comprehensive tuition plan. After enrollment, any credentials or documents submitted will be evaluated. When the evaluation has been completed, the student will be advised of any remaining degree requirements. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange for the completion of remaining degree requirements.
Fees and Requests for Additional Information
Fees for international students residing in foreign countries cover extensive administrative costs. Students on nonimmigrant visas living in the United States will pay no additional fees. Details on fees are outlined in the Cancellation and Refund policy and fee schedule.
Students are considered enrolled when they make their initial tuition payment in accordance with the enrollment agreement.
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