International Students

International Students

International Students
At Harbert Hills, we welcome number of international students each year.

Harbert Hills Academy welcomes applications from students regardless of race, sex, religion, color, or national origin. Students wishing to apply should be of good moral character, expressing and demonstrating a sincere desire for a Christian education, and exhibiting a cooperative spirit with the standards of Harbert Hills Academy.

Harbert Hills Academy provides outstanding preparation for success in academics, vocational training, spiritual development, as well as success and service in community, and church. Students on our campus enjoy a vibrant spiritual atmosphere rooted in a rich tradition of Seventh-day Adventist values.

In addition to the standard admission and financial requirements, international students must meet the requirements listed below.

Acceptance to Harbert Hills for international students is granted by the Acceptance Committee, which reviews the student’s academic transcript, finances, and English proficiency. Health and character will also be considered.

Interviews/Campus Visit

Interviews are not required for admission to Harbert Hills for international students unless indicated; we require that both student, and parent read the Student Handbook for a complete understanding of our program.


  •    Declaration of Finances form
  •    Letter from financial sponsor(s), including name, address, phone, and email.
  •    Copies of bank statements for last three months showing balance history for your account or your financial sponsor's account
  •    International deposit of $2,000USD

For additional academic information, refer to the Education Section.

For additional financial information, refer to the Student Finances page.

Academic Transcripts

  • Official transcripts of all schoolwork must be submitted to the registrar’s office.
  • Certified English translations (not an interpretation) must accompany original transcripts in other languages.
  • After academic documents are evaluated, international students are placed according to the United States education system.

Applying For Visa

International students must obtain an F-1 Student visa. Exception to this rule is enrolling as an R-2 classification, or if parents have filed for asylum. The requirements for obtaining an F-1 student visa are as follows:

  • After receiving your I-20, use the SEVIS Student ID number located in the top right corner of the I-20, to pay the I-901 filing fee.
  • After paying the I-901 filing fee, and printing receipt… you should then schedule your visa appointment at the nearest U.S. Embassy.
  • You then obtain a (F-1) student visa by presenting the I-20, I-901 payment receipt, and Acceptance Letter at your scheduled visa appointment.


  •    Provide Harbert Hills with dates of planned arrival in the United States and at Harbert Hills Academy
  •    Photocopy of passport identification page

Student Visa Regulations

Students entering the United States on a student visa must:

  •    Provide evidence of financial resources for one academic year.
  •    Accept only on-campus employment of up to 20 hours per week after registration of classes.
  •    Report address changes within 10 days to the Records Office.
  •    United States immigration laws require that international students return to their home country after completing their university education.

Don't Leave Home Without . . .

  •    Letter of acceptance from Harbert Hills Academy
  •    Immigration Form I-20 from Harbert Hills Academy
  •    Valid passport
  •    Valid visa for travel to the United States
  •    Required funds for the first year at Harbert Hills


All students will register on the dates indicated on the school calendar. The processing fee will be due upon the student’s arrival on campus. Any student who registers more than two (2) weeks late for either semester will be permitted to carry full work only at the discretion of the faculty.

Send or phone your request for an application kit to:

Harbert Hills Academy
3575 Lonesome Pine Rd.
Savannah, TN 38372

Phone: (731) 925-3098

Email: (Mr. Joe Simpson, Principal)

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

Harbert Hills Academy admits student of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and other school-administered programs.