International Students

Students living outside the United States interested in pursuing a religious vocation to the missionary priesthood and Brotherhood with the Society of the Divine Word are encouraged to contact Divine Word Missionaries in their home country. The Society of the Divine Word has missionaries in over 70 countries around the world. Many of these countries have seminaries and houses of formation for young men interested in missionary service. In most cases, a young man should complete his missionary training in his home country. If you are in a country that does not have a formation program for Divine Word Missionaries, the best alternative is to locate a formation program in a near-by country.

If this is not feasible, Divine Word College welcomes international students. In addition to the standard admissions policies, international students will follow the regulations provided by the Citizenship and Immigration Service of the United States Department of Homeland Security.

If English is a second language for you, you will need to take an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or an alternative standardized test. You must submit the official test score report with your completed application papers to the Director of Admissions. If you’re accepted, you’ll receive an I-20 form so you can apply for a student visa from the U. S. government.

Please refer to our online college catalog for further details.
Please fill out the form below to apply for admissions to Divine Word College. The form
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Personal Information

Date of Birth:

Are you a citizen of the United States*:

Permanent Address:

Mailing address if different from above:

Please indicate your ethnic origin. (This information is optional and is requested for use on federal and state reports as well as institutional research. One’s ethnic origin, sex or religion is not used to determine one’s eligibility for admission.)


Are you Catholic*:

All students must have health insurance.  Please list name of company and policy number.  If you do not have insurance, you must purchase a policy when you begin your studies.
Do you have health insurance*:

Are you ordained and/or vowed religious*:

Enrollment Information

If you intend to earn a degree, will you need English classes first:

Do you plan to live on campus*:

Academic Information

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Did you earn a GED:


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For applicants who attended high schools in the United States, if you took ACT or SAT tests, please indicate:

For applicants whose first language is not English, please answer the following:

Have you ever taken the TOEFL Test (or an alternative English Test):

Have you studied English in a formal classroom setting:

Was your teacher a native English speaker:

College/University Information:

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Have you ever been on Academic Probation*:

Have you ever been on Disciplinary Probation*:

Emergency Information:
In case of emergency, please list the name, address, phone number and relationship of someone the College can contact:

Character Reference*
One letter of recommendation is required from all applicants.  This person should be someone who knows you and your academic ability well.  The letter must be written on official company/office letterhead.  We may require more than one reference.  This person should not be a relative or friend. 

*Letters of recommendation are not required for SVD/SSpS or members of other religious communities.  Referrals/letters requesting admission from religious superiors are sufficient.  ICES students are not required to submit a letter of recommendation.  Your referral from the school meets this requirement.

SVD, SSpS and Other Members of Religious Communities—Please answer the following:

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By entering my name and e-mail address here, which is considered my signature, I hereby certify that the above information is true and that, if admitted, I agree to be governed by the regulations, policies and academic standards of Divine Word College.  By entering my name and e-mail address, which is considered my signature, I also authorize the use of these application materials and character evaluation by the Admissions Committee for consideration of my application.  Filling out this application does not mean automatic acceptance into Divine Word College.

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