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International Students

Students from all over the world find a home at SCU. We’re excited to receive your application.

If you are applying as a first-year or transfer student, review those sections, as most of the steps you'll take are the same as other applicants. You'll use the Common Application and need to review our recommended courses to complete before applying. You'll need to decide if you want to apply Early or Regular Decision. And you’ll need to select one of our schools to apply to.

Beyond that, we require additional information from you regarding English proficiency and financial status. And, once you’ve been admitted, we can help you with your visa application process.

Our International Application Requirements page lists all of the documents you are required to submit.

Financial Resource Form

You must complete the International Student Financial Resource Form demonstrating that you or your family can cover the total cost of the first year of attendance. This form will be accessible through your application status portal only after you submit the Common Application. You will also need to upload supporting documents to demonstrate proof of funds claimed on the form at the time of form submission.

SCU Near You

Each fall and spring, our admission counselors travel internationally. We look forward to meeting you if we come to your area! Please visit SCU Near You for locations and dates.

Mailing Application Documents

Do not send transcripts, exam results, TOEFL or IELTS, SAT or ACT scores by email. Please use your application status portal to submit unofficial scores or send official scores from the testing agency. While Santa Clara University has gone test optional for the SAT and ACT for the Fall 2021 and Fall 2022 terms, you are still welcome to submit your scores for consideration. Santa Clara requires high school and university transcripts to be uploaded electronically through secure software program by your school counselor, school administrator or university registrar (ex. Naviance, SCOIR, Parchment, eScript, BridgeU, Cialfo, FolderWave, MaiaLearning, etc.).

Transfer students with foreign university work, please ensure you submit a WES credential evaluation.

If your secondary school or university is unable to submit documents electronically, please mail them. The Office of Undergraduate Admission must receive transcripts sealed in the original envelope provided by your institution. Records from secondary schools or universities must have an official school seal.

All official documents should be mailed to:

Santa Clara University
Office of Undergraduate Admission
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0513

Checking Application Status

We will confirm receipt of your application by sending a notification to the email address in your application. All applicants will also be provided a unique ID and password to check their application status on our application status portal. Please check your email spam filters and settings to ensure your email box will allow email from

Questions about your application status can be sent to