Application Requirements

Requirements for international applicants vary based on your educational level and citizenship status. See the categories below to find the requirements that apply to you.

   

Individuals of foreign nationality who will be entering, or already have entered, the United States on a non-immigrant visa.

Required Documents to submit: 

  1. Complete Common Application
  2. Official high school transcripts (grade nine through the most recently completed term)
    1. If your official high school transcript is not provided in English, please submit original and an English translation.
    2. Santa Clara prefers transcripts uploaded electronically through Common Application or any other secure software program by a secondary school counselor or administrator.
  3. ACT or SAT test scores
  4. One Academic Teacher Evaluation (through Common Application)
  5. Secondary School Report Form (through Common Application)
  6. Mid-Year Report due by the end of January—only Regular Decision applicants or candidates deferred from Early Action (through Common Application)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee
  8. Proof of English Proficiency (please review our requirements)
  9. SCU Financial Resource Statement

Students with U.S. permanent resident status (green card holder) and an Alien Registration Number.

*For students in progress with applying for permanent residence status please note that you are considered an international student for Santa Clara’s process until we have a copy of your green card (back and front).

Required Documents to submit: 

  1. Complete Common Application
  2. Official high school transcripts (grade nine through the most recently completed term)
    1. If your official high school transcript is not provided in English, please submit original and an English translation.
    2. Santa Clara prefers transcripts uploaded electronically through Common Application or any other secure software program by a secondary school counselor or administrator.
  3. ACT or SAT test scores
  4. One Academic Teacher Evaluation (through Common Application)
  5. Secondary School Report Form (through Common Application)
  6. Mid-Year Report due by the end of January—only Regular Decision applicants or candidates deferred from Early Action (through Common Application)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee

Students who hold U.S. citizenship and attend high school outside of the United States.

Required Documents to submit: 

  1. Complete Common Application
  2. Official high school transcripts (grade nine through the most recently completed term)
    1. If your official high school transcript is not provided in English, please submit original and an English translation.
    2. Santa Clara prefers transcripts uploaded electronically through Common Application or any other secure software program by a secondary school counselor or administrator.
  3. ACT or SAT test scores
  4. One Academic Teacher Evaluation (through Common Application)
  5. Secondary School Report Form (through Common Application)
  6. Mid-Year Report due by the end of January—only Regular Decision applicants or candidates deferred from Early Action (through Common Application)
  7. $60 non-refundable application fee

Individuals of foreign nationality who will be entering, or already have entered, the United States on a non-immigrant visa and have enrolled in university level course work either in the United States or abroad.

Required Documents to submit: 

  1. Please review Transfer Student Admissions Recommendations
  2. Complete Common Application
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    1. Students who attend a foreign university will need to submit an official course-by-course evaluation of all international coursework by WES, an accredited evaluation agency. Santa Clara University will only accept evaluations provided by WES. No credit will be considered for transfer without this evaluation. Please note, for students with in-progress work at the time of application, please know there is an additional fee for a WES final transcript evaluation to include coursework not originally submitted.
  4. Official copy of high school transcripts (grade nine through 12)
    1. If your official high school transcript is not provided in English, please submit original and an English translation.
  5. If fewer than 30 semester or 45 quarter units have been completed at the time of application, ACT or SAT test scores are needed.
  6. One Academic Teacher Evaluation (through Common Application)
  7. Mid-Term Report (highly recommended for students attend college or university in the U.S.)
  8. $60 non-refundable application fee
  9. Proof of English Proficiency (please review our requirements)
  10. SCU Financial Resource Statement

Students who hold U.S. citizenship and attend university outside of the United States.

Required Documents to submit: 

  1. Please review Transfer Student Admissions Recommendations
  2. Complete Common Application
  3. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    1. Students who attend a foreign university will need to submit an official course-by-course evaluation of all international coursework by WES, an accredited evaluation agency. Santa Clara University will only accept evaluations provided by WES. No credit will be considered for transfer without this evaluation. Please note, for students with in-progress work at the time of application, please know there is an additional fee for a WES final transcript evaluation to include coursework not originally submitted.
  4. Official copy of high school transcripts (grade nine through 12) a. If your official high school transcript is not provided in English, please submit original and an English translation.
  5. If few than 30 semester or 45 quarter unites completed at the time of application, ACT or SAT test scores are needed.
  6. One Academic Teacher Evaluation (through Common Application)
  7. Secondary School Report Form (through Common Application)
  8. Mid-Term Report (highly recommended for students attend college or university in the U.S.)
  9. $60 non-refundable application fee

Due to increase in requests from students wishing to sit for an interview Santa Clara partners with Duolingo, InitialView and Vericant as third party video interview companies. Unfortunately, given our limited counseling staff, SCU does not offer in-person interviews on or off campus. We accept these interviews as an optional supplement to your application. Please register directly with Duolingo, InitialView or Vericant for your in-person or virtual interview. Please note: Duolingo offers an English Proficiency exam and an interview through their online program. Santa Clara will be reviewing the interview component for those submitted. The Duolingo English Proficiency exam score is not currently accepted as an English Proficiency Test that meets our requirements; however, it will be reviewed. In some circumstances applicants may be asked to submit a Duolingo Test to provide the admission committee with additional information. An email will be sent notifying applicants in these cases and the due date for submission. 

Although the interview is not mandatory, we recommend you sit for an interview, as it will give you an excellent opportunity to showcase your language skills, interests and professionalism to our admissions team. Our admission committee will review your Duolingo, InitialView or Vericant interview as part of our holistic evaluation process and see the additional effort of submitting an interview as part of demonstrating your interest in Santa Clara.

Deadlines for Interviews

First Year Early Action or Early Decision: November 23

First Year Regular Decision: February 16

Transfer Winter: November 1

Transfer Fall: April 1