Thomas University welcomes applications from international students. At TU, applicant files are classified as “international” if they meet any of the criteria listed below. Supplemental application materials are needed for each of the following criteria, so review this web site carefully to see what is needed in your specific case.
Classification as an International Applicant:
Deadlines for International Applicants*
* Note: All admission requirements must be met on or before the posted deadline to be considered for admission at Thomas University. All international files require more documentation than traditional files, but how much more information depends on your situation. We suggest that you review the following categories to see what additional materials are needed in order for us to review your file. Remember, these materials must be submitted by the stated deadlines in order to have a complete file that is ready for review.
The Admission Committee considers applicants on the basis of their official secondary school record, along with SAT/ACT/TOEFL scores. Applicants for first-year admission should submit the following:
Transfer students who have attended an institution outside of the United States must submit the following:
Transfer students who have attended another United States institution must submit the following:
Admission decisions cannot be made until the application file is complete. You will be notified which documents are missing if your file is incomplete.
Candidates for graduate admission to Thomas University must submit the following:
Foreign Credentials Services of America
1 (877) 553-4285
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 92970
Milwaukee, WI 53202-0970
Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
+1 215 222 8454
CGFNS is the only credential evaluation service provider recognized by all state Boards of Nursing. Thomas University only accepts foreign transcript evaluations for Nursing from CGFNS.
The foreign credit evaluation should include an explanation that the institution is recognized by the ministry of education in the home country and is generally considered to offer at least the equivalent of U.S. higher education credit. In addition, it should include an explanation of the credits, the grading system, and course levels, as well as a course-by-course evaluation.
The expertise and reliability of a professional evaluation report is recognized worldwide and is likely to be accepted by other academic institutions, employers, and state licensing boards. However, the report is not binding to Thomas University and will be considered a recommendation for independent decision of the credit to be given. Please note: It may take 2-6 weeks to obtain a credit evaluation.
Please note that a student must be officially accepted to Thomas University before we can issue an I-20. In order to process a student’s I-20, we must receive:
* Please note: We cannot accept faxes or unofficial photocopies of financial letters or bank statements. All financial information must be dated less than one year prior to the first day of classes of the term you intend to begin study.
All international students must maintain a minimum coverage insurance policy for the duration of their studies. It is the student’s responsibility to procure this coverage and to assume financial responsibility for it.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.