Instructions for International Applicants

A Checklist

Apply Now ButtonSacred Heart University prefers that international students submit the following information to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before November 1 for January entrance and before March 1 for September entrance.

‌‎‌‎‌‎A completed undergraduate admissions application must include:

_____   Complete Online Application for International Students

_____   A non-refundable application fee of U.S. $50 US Dollars

_____   Official scholastic records from all secondary schools and college/universities attended

_____   One letter of recommendation

_____   A credential report from World Education Services, or a similar company, is required for all students who wish to transfer and receive academic credit for coursework taken at another college or university

_____   For all non-native English speakers, an English language proficiency examination is required. Please submit test results from one of the following:

      • TOEFL PBT: 550
      • TOEFL iBT: 80
      • IELTS: 6.5
      • MELAB: 80 (proctored on-site at SHU)
      • PTE: 62
      • iTEP: 5
      • Cambridge Advanced English: 58

_____   Official SAT or ACT test scores (optional)

_____   Copy of your passport, specifically the page(s) containing your identification data and signature of bearer

_____   An official bank statement, signed by a bank official and dated within nine months of enrolling at Sacred Heart University verifying the student's, the student's family and/or sponsor's ability to pay $55,000 USD, the cost required to attend SHU (tuition, room, board, books, travel expenses). View a sample bank statement.

_____   The Immigration I-20 form (the form needed to obtain a student F1 visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate) will be issued by SHU after the student has been accepted to the University, tuition and housing deposits are received, and proof of financial support in the form of an official bank statement is submitted. The issuance of an I-20 and subsequent F-1 visa constitutes a legal agreement with the U.S. government binding the student to maintain full-time enrollment (at least 12 credits per semester) at all times except during the summer session. Employment in the U.S. is only allowed if authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. More information...

NOTE: Materials that are received by fax (203-365-7607) and email will be used as working documents only and are considered to be unofficial. Only original or photocopies with a school seal and signature will be accepted. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.

If you have any questions, contact:

  • For Freshman & Transfer Admissions: Samantha Pitler at 203-257-6304, pitlers@sacredheart.edu or Skype: internationalenroll.sacredheart
  • For Questions Regarding Visa Requirements: Pam Barnum at 203-371-7846 or barnump@sacredheart.edu