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International Application

Undergraduate Transfer


The international transfer application is for the applicant who:

    Is seeking an undergraduate degree
    Is not a U.S. citizen (or U.S. permanent resident)
    Has earned credit or a degree from an accredited college or university


Due to the variety of educational systems throughout the world, applications are reviewed individually by Indiana State University. Consideration is given to academic potential, English language proficiency, and other evidence that the applicant has the potential for success in university studies.


Submit all application materials to the Office of Admissions (at right). Applicants normally receive a response within three weeks of all application materials, including:

  1. Completed application
  2. Application fee:  $25.00 (U.S.) non-refundable
  3. Official transcripts
  4. Affidavit of financial support
  5. Original current bank statement
  6. Official TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS scores (unless exempt)
  7. Copy of passport. If studying in the United States a copy of your current I-94 card, F-1 or J-1 visa, and I-20 or DS2019 are also required. If currently in the United States but not studying, a copy of the applicable visa must also be submitted.

Instructions follow. Please print this page for future reference.


1.   Application for admission

Complete and submit the online application.

  • Fill out the application form completely.
  • Use your name as it appears on your passport.
  • It is vital to use the same name on all correspondence to ISU. Write clearly, and underline the family name under which all items are filed.
  • If you do not have a U.S. social security number, leave this item blank, and the University will assign you a University identification number.
  • Write your address as you would on an envelope to be mailed to yourself.
  • Include your street and number (or post office box), city/US IP code, province/state/zone, postal code, and country.

2.   Application fee:   $25.00 (U.S.)

The application fee is payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or international money order made payable to Indiana State University. Submit the application fee to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University. Please note the application fee is non-refundable.

3.   Official transcripts and credential evaluation

  • APPLICANTS who have earned 24 (or more) transferable hours must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Typically, no other academic transcripts are required.
  • APPLICANTS who have earned fewer than 24 transferable hours must submit official (or school certified) transcripts of ALL academic records (secondary and post-secondary).

To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended to:

Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
United States of America

To request certified copies, see the following procedures.

NOTE: Transferable hours are restricted to courses in which the applicant earned a grade of C or higher, and courses at the 100-level (and above) from regionally accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

4.   Demonstration of financial support

Financial support sufficient to cover a student's educational expenses for one (1) year must be demonstrated before the I-20 eligibility document is issued. See estimated expenses for amounts required.

All financial support documentation should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University.

  • All applicants must submit this affidavit of financial support and an original bank statement with current information.
  • Applicants currently studying in the U.S. should provide photocopies of their passport, I-94 visa, and I-20 forms.
  • Government sponsored applicants must provide an official or certified copy of the award, specifying validity for Indiana State University, listing the expenses and fees covered by the award, beginning and ending dates of study covered, the level/field of study, and the length of the award. The address for billing must also be included.

Those applicants who are academically eligible yet fail to provide adequate financial documentation will receive a letter. In some cases, applicants may be requested to deposit funds in an account with Indiana State University's Controller's Office.

5.   Demonstration of English Proficiency

Students must meet the English proficiency requirement by submitting official test scores or documentation of successful program completion from one of the following. For exceptions, see English proficiency exemptions.

Applicants who are not exempt must submit official scores that satisfy the following requirements to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University. All scores should be reported from testing services directly to Indiana State University, institution code 1322.


1 Applicants whose TOEFL scores are more than two years old will need to retake the TOEFL test—and submit new scores. For details (or to schedule a TOEFL test), visit

6.   I-20

To expedite the receipt of I-20, please read these instructions.


To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received before the following dates. Early application is encouraged.

Fall semester................... June 1
Spring semester............... November 1
First summer session......... May 1
Second summer session.... May 15


Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street (Welcome Center)
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
United States of America
(812) 237-2121

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Last updated: 25 October 2013

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