International Students

International Students

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Application requirements

  • USJ Application or The Common Application.
  • Official high school transcript*.
  • Official college transcript(s)* (transfer students only).
  • Personal essay of 250+ words (in English).
  • Academic letter of recommendation.
  • Official IELTS or TOEFL score. If English is not primary language overall score of 65 or higher on TOEFL iBT® or band score of 6.5 or higher on the IELTS (Academic Version).
  • SAT or ACT scores (optional with the exception of specific programs).
  • Certification of Finances (required for 1-20 issuance).

Once the application process has been completed, you will be notified of the admissions decision on a rolling basis. To accept the offer of admission, you must complete the appropriate form and submit a non-refundable deposit. This deposit will be credited toward the first-semester bill.

NOTE: I-20 forms are issued to students following acceptance for full-time study and verification of sufficient funding. International students will not qualify for an F-1 student visa if they are pursuing an online program.

Obtaining Your Student Visa:

USJ is permitted by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service to admit non-immigrant students. Upon admission to a degree program, you will be issued an I-20, which is used to pursue an F-1 student visa through the American Embassy or Consulate in your home country. This must be current at all times. Before an immigration form is issued, the following must be submitted to the University:

  • A copy of your passport and current visa (if applicable)
  • Official certification of finances with supporting documentation showing a minimum amount of $53,368, funding tuition, living expenses, personal expenses, and textbooks. 
  • Any documentation required for additional, dependent visas

International Student Health Information:

Please review the USJ immunization and health requirements. All international students are required to maintain health insurance coverage provided by USJ. For more information, visit Health Services.


*All transcripts must be translated into English, evaluated, and sent directly to USJ by a NACES member organization.