Admission – Graduate Students

Procedures for Admission as an onsite Graduate International Student

International students at the graduate level must meet basic admission requirements. International students seeking admission as onsite graduate students must submit the following:

  • Application for International Admission – Online Click Here or Adobe PDF file Click here
  • Copy of VISA. Can be submitted during onsite required interview.
  • Resume indicating two years applicable work experience or GMAT scores.
  • Transcript evaluation (course by course) from either ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services). The evaluation should show the student has achieved the equivalent of a Bachelors degree.
  • Official scores from the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) examination. Satisfactory TOEFL scores are a minimum 550 for the paper based exam, 213 for the computer based exam or 79-80 for the internet based exam for applicants whom English is a second language. The institution code for University of St. Francis is 1130.
  • Official scores of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) may also be accepted. A minimum overall ban score of 6.5 is needed for consideration. Official scores need to be sent to University of St. Francis directly from the testing center which administered the test.
  • Official sealed transcripts of all academic work completed in the US.
  • A copy of all international transcripts.
  • Admission forms completed (letters of recommendation, essay, computer competency, and others as needed).
  • Evidence of adequate financial resources for the first year of studies applicable toward the total college costs of completing the graduate degree at USF. Click here for the Certification of Finances Form (Adobe PDF)
  • School Transfer and Release Application completed by the last institution attended in the United States for international students with immigrant status in the United States and who have attended a college/university in the United States. (Applicable for onsite students only. The previous I-20 will list last school attended).
  • $500 tuition deposit required prior to acceptance.


All admission materials must be submitted before admissions review can be completed. After review is complete an acceptance decision will be made. Once satisfactory acceptance decision is made, a registration appointment will be scheduled. The student will then be registered and the university will issue an I-20 (not applicable for online students).


*Financial aid is not available to non US residents at the graduate level.


For questions please contact:
Sandee Sloka
Director of Graduate/Degree Completion Admissions
Phone: 815-740-5026