International Application Information
How to apply for admission
- Fill out the application form completely. Use your name as it appears in
your passport. Please be consistent and use the same name in all
correspondence with us. If
you do not have a U.S. social security number, leave this item blank and
we 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.
- A check or international money order [U.S. $35 for
graduate or $25 for undergraduate] exactly must accompany
the confirmation form. Applications/documents will not be
processed prior to receipt of the fee.
Official academic records must bear the original seal
or stamp of the issuing school or examination committee. Photocopies
without the appropriate stamp or seal are not acceptable. If the language
of record is not English, a certified, literal translation must accompany
the official academic record in the language of record. Embassies and
consulates of the United States are prepared to assist in the process of
Copies certified by a notary public are not accepted. Transcripts from
the U.S. and Canada must arrive in a sealed envelope mailed directly from
It is very important to submit academic records from each
institution you attended, regardless of the duration of study or whether
- Financial support sufficient to cover a student's
educational expenses for the duration of the intended
enrollment must be demonstrated before admission is
granted and the I-20 eligibility document is issued.
While academic credentials are foremost in the
consideration of any applicant's entrance, it is the
responsibility of the prospective student to prove
financial capability as well. All applicants should
supply an Affidavit of Financial Support. 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 prove adequate financial documentation will receive a
letter explaining that admission is delayed until the
University can be assured of the student's financial
support. Some applicants may be requested to deposit
funds in an account with the Indiana State University
Controller's Office prior to admission.
- An official report of TOEFL score must be received by the
International Affairs Center. All graduate students must
submit a score 550. Applicants from English-speaking
nations whose first language is not English are also
required to submit the appropriate TOEFL score.
- All international students at Indiana State University
must purchase health insurance. In the United States, the
cost of health care is extremely high. There is no
national health care program. The University's Student
Health Center provides daytime out-patient care, but
severe illnesses and injuries must be treated by an
off-campus facility and medical personnel, with these
costs being the responsibility of the student. Therefore,
international students are hereby advised, in accordance
with their obligation to prove financial responsibility,
that they must purchase health insurance. The University
has a group policy with a private company which provides
basic medical care for a student and dependents. Students
may also continue a family policy from their home country
provided that it has international coverage. Everyone
must enroll at or before registration. Details regarding
this coverage are available in the International Affairs
Center or at the Student Health Center.
It is extremely important that all application materials be
sent directly to the International Affairs Center. If items do
not reach this office, the application cannot be processed and
the student will not be admitted. Upon receipt of a completed
international application, the IAC establishes a file and makes a
preliminary review of all documents. A letter is sent to all
those with incomplete files listing each item which is still
missing from the file. It is vital for applicants to use the same
name in all correspondence, write it clearly, and underline the
family name under which all items are filed.
A complete application file contains the following:
1. The completed application
2. Application fee ($35 for graduate, $25 for undergraduate)
3. Evidence of financial support (including health insurance)
4. An official TOEFL report
5. Letters of recommendation (3 for masters applications and 5 or
6. Handwritten statement of intent
7. Official GRE scores (if required by the program to which
8. Official GMAT scores (If applying to the MBA program)
B.S.C. is not equal to the American B.S. four-year degree.
Engineering is not available at Indiana State University.
Intensive language training is available through the Interlink
Language Center if TOEFL score is lower than 500 or 550 in
All materials supporting the application should be
International Affairs Center
Erickson Hall, room 611
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
United States of America
Be sure to include TOEFL score information, Immigration
Status, and Permanent Resident/Alien Resident information in the
comment block of the online application form. You will find it
helpful to print this form for future reference. Please click on
the continue button below to complete the online application.
Thank you for your interest in Indiana State University and good
luck in your educational endeavors.
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