International College Freshman 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.

1. Application

Apply for Admission

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

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester - July 15th
  • Spring Semester - November 15th

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

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:

Undergraduate English Proficiency Minimums
Test Minimum Score School Code
TOEFL IBT 71 4092
TOEFL Paper Based 525 4092
IELTS 6.0 Southern Utah University
ACT 18 4271
SAT Critical Reading 450 4027

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.

Dual Enrollment Option

Students who qualify for the top level of the Intensive English Program are eligible for Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment allows students to take Intensive English Program level 6 AND classes within their major, at the same time. This is a one-semester program, offered Fall and Spring semesters only. Please refer to the chart below for English Proficiency minimums for the Dual Enrollment option.

Undergraduate English Proficiency Minimums
Test Minimum Score School Code
TOEFL IBT 68-70 4092
TOEFL Paper Based 497-524 4092
IELTS 5.5 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).

3. Transcripts

Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each high school, college, and university attended must be submitted. Official transcripts must be sent to:

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

High School Transcripts

If you are a high school student or graduate and haven’t taken college courses after graduation, high school transcripts must be submitted on an official school document, which lists the name and address of the school, the dates enrolled, grading systems, description of each subject, and mark or grade earned in each subject. Foreign transcripts will be converted to a U.S. 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale and must meet a 2.0 minimum GPA requirement.

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 student's 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

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