- Step 1: Complete the admission survey
- Step 2: Join the UAFS International Students Facebook page
- Step 3: Apply Online NOW
- Step 4: UAFS Office of International Relations will send you an acceptance letter and I-20 for your visa appointment
- Step 5: Apply for F1 (student) visa at the US Embassy
Receive your I-20 by Express Mail: https://study.eshipglobal.com
Admissions Requirements for UAFS International Students
- UAFS International Application for Admission Form or Apply Online NOW
- Declaration and Confirmation of Financial Resources Form
- Official bank statement
- showing proof of - $26,108 - financial resources from either student or sponsor signed and stamped.
- Official academic records
- All academic records must be originals or certified copies in a sealed envelope from the institution. Copies must be certified (both signed with the seal/stamp affixed) by a school official. Notarized copies will not be accepted. In addition, an official English translation must be provided.
- In order to have credit transferred; (A) A course by course evaluation must be done by an accredited evaluation service. We recommend NACES.
- English Proficiency proven by one of the following options:
- Official TOEFL score report (61 IBT, 500 Paper, 173 CBT).
- Official IELTS score report (5.5 or above).
- ACT/SAT score report card.
- ACT must be 19+ in both English Language and Reading.
- SAT must be 470+ in both Writing and Critical Reading.
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)- 45 or above PTE academic score
- Michigan English Test (MET)- B2 or above
- Cambridge English Certificates:
- Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
- Cambridge English: First (FCE)
- Completion of EF Level C1-3
- Completion of ELS level 112.
- Transfer students from a U.S. institution can show proof by completing English I and II with a grade of “C” or above.
- Photo copy of passport (and visa if in the U.S.)
- Housing Application (Only required if planning to live on campus)
- If this form is not submitted by the application deadline, you will be responsible to find your own housing arrangements.
NOTE: International students intending to apply for the following scholarships must have their high school transcript evaluated by an accredited evaluation services. Please use NACES.org to find an evaluation service.
- International Student Distinction Scholarship
- Honors International Studies Program Scholarship
- Freshman Merit Scholarships
(International students are not eligible for scholarships that require qualification for the Federal Pell Grant, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Fall 2016: August 22 - December 6, 2016
- Application Deadline: June 1, 2016
- Deadline for students transferring from a U.S. institution: July 31, 2016
- Arrival Dates: August 14 or August 15, 2016. If students arrive before these dates, they will be responsible for their own transportation, housing and meals.
- Orientation: August 17, 2016
- Cub Camp: August 18- 20, 2016
- Classes begin August 22, 2016
Spring 2017: January 17 - May 5, 2017
- Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
- Deadline for students transferring from a U.S. institution: November 27, 2016
- Arrival Dates: TBD
- Orientation: TBD
- Cub Camp: Only for Fall Semester
- Classes begin January 17, 2017
The earliest you can arrive in USA is 30 days before the semester start date.
If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, you will be required to take the COMPASS Test. This test is required for class level placement. More information can be found here: compass-test. Practice COMPASS Tests can be found here.
- After taking the COMPASS Test, you will be registered for classes.
- Federal immigration law requires all F-1 Visa holders to be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours a semester).
- F-1 Visa holders are allowed to take only one online class per semester.
All tuition, fee, and housing costs are subject to change at any time with or without notification.
Estimated expenses for one academic year (9 months):
Estimated expenses for one academic year
Tuition and Fees (15 credit hours/semester)
*This total is only an approximation and subject to total class hours, living arrangements, and meal plans.
- If tuition is not paid by the deadline, student will be dropped from all classes.
- Payments will only be allowed after class registration. (There is not a payment plan option.)
- Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card at UAFS.
- Or payments can be made online, in or out of the country, at this site: www.uafs.edu/about/tuition-fees-payments or by FLywire.com
Students with dependents should add $2,800 per dependent to the total estimated expenses and show proof of that amount in their bank statement or sponsor's bank statement.
Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019)
The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019) will be provided to each admitted student following completion of all admissions requirements. This document is taken to a United States Embassy or Consulate to obtain an F-1 visa to enter the United States as a student. Documentary evidence of financial resources, SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt, valid passport, and proof of ties to home country must also be presented at your appointment at the US Embassy/Consulate.
- Tiếng Việt: Download UAFS flyer in Vietnamese (PDF)
- 日本語: Download UAFS flyer in Japanese (PDF)
- Chinese: Download UAFS Flyer in Chinese (PDF)
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