Admissions Requirements for International Students

Undergraduate Transfer Students - International students applying as transfer students from another post-secondary college or university must submit the following:

  1. Application for Admission. The online application at <www.stevenson.edu> is preferred.
  2. English Proficiency. International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Any student whose native or official language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (computer-based); 80 or higher (Internet-based) or 550 or higher (paper-based). The website for TOEFL information is <www.ets.org>. International students who have completed courses equivalent to ENG 151 and ENG 152 at Stevenson University with a grade of "C" or better may be exempt from providing TOEFL scores.
  3. Transcripts and certificates of all previous academic work. International students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary school institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary coursework outside of the U.S. must submit these records for evaluation directly to either World Education Services (WES) or the American Association of Collegiate and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Transfer students who have completed less than 30 credits (as determined by the Admissions Office) will be required to submit an official U.S. high school transcript or an evaluation of the non-U.S. secondary school transcript.
  4. Documents Required for International Students Currently Attending a U.S. Post-Secondary Institution. A legible and high quality copy of the following valid documents is required to be submitted: visa, passport I.D. page, I-20 (if any), I-94 (if any), and a letter from a school official from the current U.S. institution indicating eligibility to transfer/attend.
  5. Financial Resource Statement. All applicants holding or intending to seek an F-1 student visa must complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form. This form is downloadable from the Admissions website under International Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  6. Official Bank Statements. An official statement from the international student's or sponsor's bank verifying the student's financial resources (in U.S. dollars) for the entire cost of attendance for one year must be submitted along with a literal English translation if necessary. The cost of attendance can be found on our website under International Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Additional Requirements - All international students accepted to Stevenson University must then submit the following:

  1. Enrollment Deposit. The enrollment deposit is applied to the accepted student's tuition bill. This deposit is non-refundable after May 1 for fall entrance and December 1 for spring entrance. The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) for accepted F-1 students will not be issued until the deposit is received.
  2. Stevenson University Health Form. This form, which is downloadable from the University's website, must be completed in its entirety and mailed to the Stevenson University Wellness Center before June 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission. Students will not be allowed to start classes, until all required immunizations have been received and this form submitted. Proof of medical insurance is required for all international students attending Stevenson University.
  3. SEVIS Fee. Accepted international students are responsible for paying the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. See <www.fmjfee.com>.

Graduate Students - International graduate students applying must submit the following:

  1. Application for Admission. The online application at <www.stevenson.edu> is preferred.
  2. English Proficiency. International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Any student whose native or official language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (computer-based); 80 or higher (Internet-based) or 550 or higher (paper-based). Students who have earned a score of 520 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading test may be exempt from the TOEFL requirement. The website for TOEFL information is <www.ets.org>.
  3. Transcripts and certificates of all previous academic work. International students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary school institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary coursework outside of the U.S. must submit these records for evaluation directly to either World Education Services (WES) or the American Association of Collegiate and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
  4. Transfer F-1 student documents. In addition to official transcripts, an international student currently attending another post-secondary institution in the United States must submit a copy of his or her current I-20, I-94, U.S. visa, passport, and a letter or certificate of eligibility from the current U.S. institution indicating eligibility for graduate work.
  5. Financial Resource Statement. All applicants holding or intending to seek an F-1 student visa must complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form. This form is downloadable from the Admissions website under International Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  6. Official Bank Statements. An official statement from the international student's or sponsor's bank verifying the student's financial resources (in U.S. dollars) for the entire cost of attendance for one year must be submitted along with a literal English translation if necessary. The cost of attendance can be found on our website under International Student Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Scholarships. International transfer undergraduate students are automatically considered for merit scholarships. The scholarship review is based on secondary school performance and SAT or ACT scores for freshmen and previous post-secondary school academic coursework for undergraduate transfer students. Federal financial aid programs are restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.


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