Transfer International Students

Procedures for Admission as a Transfer International Student

International students who have completed academic work beyond the secondary level in a foreign country or in the United States are considered transfer students and must submit the following:

  • Application for International Admission – Online Click Here or Adobe PDF file Click here
  • Course by Course transcript evaluation from an approved evaluation agency. The preferred agencies of USF are ECE and WES. The evaluation should show the student has achieved the equivalent of a high school diploma and meets the U.S. GPA (Grade Point Average) requirement of a 2.5.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of adequate financial resources for the first year of studies applicable toward the total college costs of completing the bachelor’s degree at the University. Click here for the Certification of Finances Form (Adobe PDF)


International transfer student applicants will be considered for admission as soon as their application process has been completed. Upon satisfactory verification, a letter of admission will be sent to the student. Upon being admitted to the university, the student must then accept the offer of admission by making a tuition deposit of $500. Upon receipt of this tuition deposit, the university will issue an I-20.


International students who are currently attending an college or university in the United States will be required to provide a release from the last institution attended in the United States.