Admission of International Students
Students from foreign countries who wish to study at the University of Saint Francis should start their
correspondence eight to 12 months prior to enrollment and must:
- Submit a completed application and supporting documents.
Present official records of completion of academic work comparable to a secondary school
program in the United States. All documentation in languages other than English must be
accompanied by certified English translations and a course-by-course evaluation completed by
World Education Services (WES) or a similar organization.
- Provide certification of English proficiency by earning a score of 550 or above on the paper and
pencil test, 80 or above on the internet based test, or 213 or above on the computerized version of
the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Students who do not complete this
requirement must demonstrate their mastery of English by completing an ESL (English as a
Second Language) program prior to beginning their university coursework.
- Show proof of financial capability sufficient to meet all expenses for one year. Once an applicant
has provided this documentation, and after the applicant has been accepted for academic
admission, a deposit of $150 in U.S. currency must be submitted to the University of Saint
Francis Office of Financial Aid. After the deposit is received, the I-20 form needed to obtain a
student visa will be issued. The University of Saint Francis offers no financial support to
- Show proof of adequate health and accident insurance coverage upon arrival in the U.S., or
arrange for such coverage.