International Students

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Encompassing students from over 25 countries across the globe, Aquinas College provides a friendly and receptive environment for students who wish to pursue higher education in one of the most exciting cities in America!  While admission requirements vary from country to country, the student should generally be above-average in his/her secondary academic preparation for university-level education. The following information is intended for international students eligible for F-1 foreign student visa processing.  All other students should visit Traditional Student Admissions Requirements.  Please contact admissions@aquinas.edu if you have questions about your residency status.

  1. Completed application for admission: Apply online or Download the pdf
  2. Copy of passport ID page
  3. Official copies of academic records, complete with English translations
    • The student must request an official copy of academic records to be sent to Aquinas. These transcripts must list the courses taken as well as grades awarded. All transcripts must be translated into English by an official translator and must be certified by the student’s educational institution.
    • Official copies of academic records, complete with English translations  
      • High school students: The student must request an official copy of academic records to be sent to Aquinas. These transcripts must list the courses taken as well as grades awarded. All transcripts must be translated into English by an official translator and must be certified by the student’s educational institution.

      • Transfer and Second Bachelor's students: All international, post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of the following four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course evaluation. Applicants should allow 2–6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed. Please keep in mind these evaluations are not required to study at Aquinas, but only if you wish to receive credits from international programs or schools. 

        Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)

        InCred

        SpanTran

        World Education Services (WES)

  4. If applicable, official copy of English Proficiency Score Reports (one of the following)
    • TOEFL (IbT 79)
    • IELTS (6.5)
    • PTE (53)
    • Duolingo English Test (105)
    • EIKEN (Pre-1)
    • ELS 112 Certificate. Students can receive an additional scholarship by completing the 112 Level of an approved ELS program prior to attending Aquinas.
    • The language proficiency exams will be waived if the student is from a country where English is the official language, or if the student attended a high school with instruction in English for at least two years.
  5. 300- 500 word personal statement
  6. The SAT or ACT scores are not required, but are encouraged.