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Santa Clara University defines an international applicant as an individual who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country outside the United States and who would require a visa to reside and study in the United States. The admission requirements vary and depend on the applicant's high school information(i.e. type of curriculum).
If an applicant is a U.S. Citizen or a U.S. permanent resident living and attending school abroad, then your requirements will be very similar to the domestic students. In some cases, depending on the high school, we may require an evaluation of transcripts. For more information, applicants must read the section Admission Process thoroughly.
It is important to understand that this page is designed to assist students who are seeking an undergraduate program (Bachelors degree). If you are seeking a graduate degree, please visit the Graduate Programs.
It is important that applicants become familiar with the admission process for either:
In order to complete the admission application, applicants must complete either the freshman or transfer requirements along with the additional items as follows:
1) Course-by-course evaluation of all international transcripts by an accredited evaluation agency. We recommend that you find an agency through the NACES's page: http://www.naces.org. However, this requirement is waived for applicant if he/she is attending or a school and/or college using one of the following types of curricula: American, International Baccalaureate, or British. Please send email to email@example.com if you meet any of these exemptions.
2) Any of the following English Proficiency Tests and Scores is acceptable: TOEFL (PBT): 575, TOEFL (CBT): 230, TOEFL (iBT): 90, IELTS: 6.5, iTEP: 4.5, Pearson: 61, or SAT Critical Reading: 630.
3) Certification of Finances. Applicants must download and complete the College Board Certification of Finances Form (PDF), and submit the form directly to the Undergraduate Admission Office. The Certification of Finances must be certified by a bank official. It is important that the names on the COF match the name on the application. By not doing so, applicants run the risk of not completing the application. The minimum amount that must be reflected is total cost of the first year of attendance.
Mailing Application Documents
If you are mailing your application or supporting documents, mail to:
Santa Clara University
Citizens and Permanent Residents studying outside the U.S.
American citizens and permanent residents who have attended or are enrolled at a high school or university outside the United States may be required to submit a course-by-course evaluation by an accredited evaluation agency. Applicants exempt from submitting a course-by-course evaluation must have attended or be enrolled in one of the following types of curricula: American, International Baccalaureate, or British. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you meet any of the exemptions.
It is important that applicants follow one of the following admission processes:
Cost of Attendance
If you are an international applicant planning to enroll at SCU, you and your family must assume the total cost of a Santa Clara education.
Estimated Costs: 2012–2013 Academic Year
For Non-U.S. Citizen or Non-U.S. Permanent Resident Applicants
SCU will issue appropriate documentation for F-1 or J-1 visas once the applicant has been admitted as a degree candidate and has been financially certified by the International Student Services Department (ISS). Once admission is granted and only after you admitted applications have deposited, applicants can complete the following I-20 documents and submit them to the ISS Department:
Applicants interested in the J-1 visa (DS-2019), please contact Admission Office for the appropriate forms.
For more information, students interested in the F-1 or J-1 student visas only should call International Student Services (ISS) at 408-551-7037 or email at email@example.com.
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