International students applying as incoming freshmen with no post-secondary school education must submit the following:
Undergraduate Application for Admission - Please apply online.
Proof of English Proficiency - International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Any student whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) 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 taken the Internet-based TOEFL test should have no individual section score lower than 20. Students who have taken the IELTS should have a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score lower than 6.0. Students whose native language is English and who have earned a score of 520 or higher on the SAT Critical Reading Test may possibly be exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement.
Official Transcripts - All applicants who have (or will) complete secondary school outside the United States must submit official transcripts for evaluation directly to World Education Services. Students attending a U.S.-accredited high school outside the United States are not required to provide an evaluation but must submit an official high school transcript.
SAT or ACT Scores - Official SAT or ACT scores must be sent directly from the College Board.
Letters of Recommendation - Submit at least one recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor. Please use the recommendation form (link) downloadable on our website.
Essay - You must submit a response to a single essay question. Essay topics are provided on each version of the application. Please note that we request you submit a 500-word essay, even though the Common Application says responses can be as short as 250 words.
Required Documents - International students currently attending a high school in the United States must submit a copy of his or her current I-94, U.S. visa, and passport ID page. International students currently holding an F-1 student visa must also submit a copy of his/her Certificate of Eligibility (I-20).
Official Bank Statement - All applicants holding or intending to seek an F-1 student visa must submit a current bank official statement in English verifying the student's financial resources in U.S. dollars for the entire cost of attendance for one year. The cost of attendance for international students can be found on the Tuition and Fees page.