International Graduate Student Admission Requirements

For admission, please fill out the application either online or use our PDF application. Submit required supporting documents to intladm@suu.edu. Once you are admitted, you will be sent a letter of admission and an I-20. You will then schedule a visa interview to obtain your visa to study at SUU. The following information will be required of all foreign students who are applying for admission to Southern Utah University.

The following admission requirements apply only to international students that plan on attending an in-person graduate program via an F-1 student visa. Additional online graduate programs are available which do not require international students to obtain supporting immigration documents from SUU.

1. Application

Apply for Admission

Pay required $60 application fee (U.S. currency only), $35 for returning students.

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary from program to program

NOTE: At least 1 month is required for school processing, express shipping, and embassy appointment.

Program Requirements

International graduate applicants must satisfy all graduate program admission requirements in addition to the follow requirements.

2. English Proficiency

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose first language is not English. Students may show proficiency in English by providing scores for any one of the following:

Graduate English Proficiency Minimums
Test Minimum Score School Code
TOEFL IBT 79 4092
TOEFL Paper Based 550 4092
IELTS 6.0 ielts.org Southern Utah University

Exams must not be over two years old at the time of application. Submitted scores must be an official report (screen shot not accepted).

Alternate English Proficiency Options

Applicants with an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in the U.S. or an English speaking country may submit an official transcript as proof of English proficiency.

Transfer students from a U.S. college who have completed 24 or more credits at a 2.0 GPA or higher may submit an official transcript as proof of English proficiency.

Students who have successfully graduated from an English language program may submit an official transcript indicating graduation with an overall grade performance of at least 80% or a B average as proof of English proficiency.

3. Transcripts

Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each college and university attended are required as outlined in the individual graduate program admission requirements. Official transcripts must be sent to:

SUU International Admissions Office
351 W. University Blvd., ST 120
Cedar City, UT 84720

All transcripts must meet a 2.0 minimum grade point average (GPA) on a U.S. 4.0 GPA scale.

Foreign Transcripts

The following programs also require official evaluated transcripts of all foreign post-high school course work from an authorized evaluation service.

  • Master of Accountancy*
  • Master of Arts in Professional Communication
  • Master of Business Administration*
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Public Administration

*program also requires course syllabi for foundation courses

Authorized Evaluation Services

4. Passport

Please provide a copy of the photo page of your passport. As per the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements, the students name of record will be as shown in the machine-readable section of the passport.

5. Finances

International students are required to demonstrate that funds are available for the first year of study. An official document from a banking institution showing the amount of funds available must accompany the International Student Financial Form.

Estimated tuition and fees for international students

6. Transferring Government Records (SEVIS)*

*If transferring from within the U.S.

Once all supporting documents have been received you will be sent a Transfer Clearance Form to complete the SUU International Transfer Student admission process. This form will provide the information necessary for your current school to transfer your government record to SUU.

For more information about the application requirements, please contact your International Admissions Counselor.