International Students

We are delighted that you are interested in pursuing your education at Evangel. Whether you are an international student, a missionary kid, a military kid, or a student who has grown up overseas, we welcome the unique perspective and life experiences you will bring to this campus.

Being in an environment that encourages Christian faith and surrounds students with other like-minded believers provides a safe, welcoming atmosphere, no matter where you may be coming from. We look forward to having you at Evangel University!

International Admissions Counselor, Josh Cincotta

Josh Cincotta


I’m the International Student Admissions Counselor and am here to answer any questions you may have. I am dedicated to walking you through the admissions process and helping in any way I can. Along with International Students, I also serve students from the Northeastern Region of the United States as well as Missionary Kids.

I am so excited that you are considering Evangel University as the college where you will pursue your degree. I believe Evangel offers the perfect balance of academic, spiritual, and social life, with a specific emphasis on integrating all three. I look forward to working with you!

Contact Josh

I-20 Immigration Form Information

In order for the I-20 US immigration forms to be released, students must:

After receiving the I-20 immigration forms, students should:

  • Make an appointment with their country’s embassy to apply for the F-1 Student Visa.
  • Take their acceptance letter, I-20, and any embassy specific forms with them to the Visa interview.
  • After obtaining their F-1 Student Visa, schedule a flight to arrive in Springfield, Missouri approximately 5 days before the start of classes.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

For non-U.S. citizens or those which English is not their first language, we require a minimum TOEFL score. Contact Josh Cincotta for information about minimum scores.

Other International Students Staff

Cathy Williams, Registrar
Cathy issues the I-20 immigration forms.

Email Cathy

Susie Bryan, Director of Health Services
Susie will help you with your health forms and immunizations.

Email Susie

Ocki Haas, Human Resource Supervisor
Ocki will help you get a job on campus, which can be a great way for international students to get a job they enjoy that also fits in with their campus lifestyle and schedule.

Email Ocki

Gina Rentschler, Director of Community Life
Gina will be involved with getting you plugged in to community life once you are admitted and step foot on Evangel’s campus.

Email Gina

Melinda Jamison, Community Life Administrative Assistant
Melinda will help you acclimate to U.S. culture and help you assimilate into the Evangel community.

Email Melinda

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