Graduate Catalog: 2021-22

International Students

Applicants with degrees from foreign colleges and universities must have completed the equivalent of at least an American bachelor’s degree and must have their credentials evaluated prior to admission. Applicants must submit transcripts with translation to English, if necessary.

The University of Saint Francis is unable to offer financial support to international students. The university, therefore, requires that the applicant show proof of financial responsibility so that the necessary funds are available for two semesters of full-time graduate study. The applicant must show proof of personal or family funding for tuition, room and board, and expenses for the Fall and Spring semesters.  This amount must be sufficient to cover tuition, book fees, and living expenses for the first year.

Applicants must be thoroughly conversant with the English language. Skill level is determined by results of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), given by the Educational Testing Service, or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Complete information may be obtained by visiting the TOEFL website at or the IELTS website at The minimum TOEFL score is 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79-80 on the internet-based test, and the minimum IELTS score is 6.5.

Each applicant must present a formal application, official transcripts (if transcripts are printed in English), results of their credentials evaluation, results from the TOEFL or IELTS, and proof of financial responsibility. All documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by certified English translations.

Completed applications and official records must be submitted by July 1 for Fall Semester, by November 1 for Spring Semester, and by March 1 for the Summer Semester.

The I-20 will be issued only after the student has supplied the above documentation and has been fully accepted into an on-ground graduate program of study. The I-20 is not issued for Virtual Campus students.