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What Do I Need to Know to Apply?

As an international applicant, you must meet certain academic and administrative requirements. Be sure to check the freshman requirements or transfer requirements pages for all applicants. Then find additional information below.

Requirements for international students

Proficiency in English

2 transferable courses in English composition with a B or better (for Transfer students)

TOEFL minimum scores:

  • Internet-based: 83
  • Paper-based: 550

IELTS minimum score of 7 (Academic module)

AP Exam accepted scores

  • English Language and Composition: 3, 4, 5
  • English Literature and Composition: 3, 4, 5

IB Exam accepted scores

  • English (Lang. A) higher level: 5, 6, 7
  • English (Lang. A) standard level: 6 or higher

SAT Reasoning Test Writing Section minimum score of 560

Report scores to the undergraduate admissions office before January.

US high school diploma equivalents

Find the US High School Diploma Equivalents for your country.

Report all international coursework

Report all foreign coursework to be evaluated to determine if credits will transfer

  • Do NOT convert the scores yourself or have them converted professionally. The application analyzes scores using each country's grading standards.
  • Include explanations if grades do not fit in the given space and are abbreviated

Financial resources

Make sure you have enough financial resources for traveling expenses both to the US and to your home country, fees for the term, and living expenses.

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