International Student Admission
Candidates for admission who officially reside in countries outside of the U.S. and are not U.S. citizens must file an international application and provide official transcripts, with an accompanying grading scale, certifying their complete secondary education. The application documents and these credentials (with English translations) must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the term for which the student intends to register.
Applicants should also present the results of one of the following qualifying examinations: the College Board (SAT), the American College Testing (ACT), the TOEFL, or the IELTS. We further require international applicants to provide a photocopy of their passport as part of their application file if they are in need of a visa. International applicants are not eligible to submit a FAFSA unless they are dual citizens (of the U.S. and another country).
After being admitted, international students who are seeking institutional financial aid also must complete the Financial Guarantee Statement, which is a declaration of financial resources available to meet obligations incurred while attending the University. International students are required to provide proof of student health insurance by the first day of orientation.
Immigration laws require foreign students on a student visa (F-1) to carry a full course of study in every semester of the academic year to maintain their status.