Application Requirements

The UE International Student Application

Welcome to the UE international admission requirements hub. Select the type of student below that matches you to check your application requirements. For freshman and transfer admission, UE works on a rolling basis, meaning that you can apply at any time for either the fall or the spring semester.

Please have in mind that different countries will have different wait times for visa interview appointments at US Embassies. Because of that, we recommend that you submit all your documents by June 1 if you are applying for the fall semester, and November 1 if you are applying for the spring semester.

University of Evansville Codes:

  • SAT: 1208
  • ACT: 1188
  • TOEFL: 1208
  1. Copy of the passport (photo page) OR Copies of the I-20 and visa if previously issued a U.S. student/other visa
  2. Official/stamped copies of all certificates, diplomas, and transcripts sent from secondary schools.
    1. Students are also welcome to submit any exit exam records as supplemental materials.

International students applying to UE can choose whether they want to pursue the traditional admission pathway or the test-optional admission pathway depending on their major.

Traditional Pathway (All majors):

  1. Official Test scores received through one of our official delivery channels:
    1. General admission to most majors (Submit one of the following):
      • TOEFL IBT (minimum 61) or IELTS (minimum 5.5)
      • Official SAT (minimum 960 composite score) or ACT (minimum 18 composite score)
      • Duolingo (minimum 90)
      • GTEC (minimum 1080)
    2. Admission to College of Engineering and Computer Science programs:
      • SAT Math (minimum 560) or ACT Math (minimum 25)
      • SAT Critical Reading and Writing (minimum 560) or ACT English (minimum 23) or TOEFL IBT (minimum 70) or IELTS (minimum 6.0)
    3. Admission to Mechanical Engineering major:
      • SAT Math (minimum 580) or ACT (minimum 26)
      • SAT Critical Reading & Writing (minimum 560) or ACT English (minimum 23) or TOEFL IBT (minimum 79) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)
    4. Admission to Nursing major:
      • SAT cumulative (minimum 1100) or TOEFL IBT (minimum 79) or IELTS (minimum 6.5)

We accept as official:

  • Official test reports delivered directly through the testing agency
  • Unofficial test reports delivered through a high school counselor’s institutional e-mail account ending in .edu or .org.
  • Unofficial test reports delivered through an EducationUSA office in your country.

UE does not accept and will not do scholarship evaluations for self-reported scores, screenshots, downloaded pdf files or any scores provided through a non-official delivery method.

Test-Optional Pathway (All majors except College of Engineering and Computer Science programs, nursing, and physical therapy.)

  1. Two personal essays on two of the following four topics of your choice:
    1. Describe and explain a book or movie that has had an influence on you.
    2. Explain your thoughts on how the University of Evansville will help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
    3. Share the impact of a significant experience, achievement, or dilemma you have faced.
    4. Share about an individual who has had a significant impact on you and why.
  1. Two recommendation letters from different high school teachers (Not required but highly recommended)
  1. A personal statement (not required but recommended)

The international admission committee reserves the right to request more information from any applicants in order to better evaluate their credentials. That can include but is not limited to an online interview, supplemental essays, test scores, transcripts, etc.

Once accepted, an I-20 will be issued after you have provided the following:

  • Include financial documentation of your family's ability to pay costs incurred at the University. A current bank statement showing a balance that will cover school expenses for a minimum of one academic year as well as financial statements for the prior two months indicating deposits are being made regularly into the sponsor's account. Preferably, add a letter in English signed by an employee at the bank stating that the funds are available in US dollars.

Once an I-20 has been issued and you have secured your F-1 visa, please pay your $300 enrollment deposit.

  1. Copy of the passport (photo page) OR copies of the I-20 and visa if previously issued a US visa
  2. Official copies of all certificates, diplomas, and transcripts from secondary schools, colleges, or universities (Failure to provide all post-secondary transcripts may result in revocation of admission)
  3. Official test scores received directly from the reporting agency: (higher scores are required for engineering, physical therapy, and nursing majors)
    • TOEFL (minimum 61 IBT) or IELTS (minimum 5.5)
    • SAT (school code: 1208) or ACT (school code: 1188) – required only for engineering, nursing, and physical therapy majors

International students who have attended an undergraduate program in the United States and have completed at least 29 credits do not need to submit their test scores, unless they are applying for engineering, nursing, or physical therapy majors.

  1. If you have attended an undergraduate program outside the US, in order to conduct a transfer credit evaluation, the University must receive the following:
    • Official university transcript.
    • Course descriptions available from university website or translated and certified.
    • A professional credential evaluation of university course work. The University accepts evaluations by WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators).

    Once the credential evaluation and course descriptions are received, the Office of the Registrar will be able to determine transfer credit.

Once accepted, an I-20 will be issued after you have provided the following:

  • Include financial documentation of your family's ability to pay costs incurred at the University. A current bank statement showing a balance that will cover school expenses for a minimum of one academic year as well as financial statements for the prior two months indicating deposits are being made regularly into the sponsor's account.

Once an I-20 has been issued and you have secured your F-1 visa, please pay your $300 enrollment deposit.

Please note that currently, the only master’s programs available to international students are the Master of Science in Health Services Administration, the Master of Science in Athletic Training, and the Master of Engineering.

  1. Official copies of all certificates, diplomas, and transcripts sent from your undergraduate university
    1. If your undergraduate university was outside the US, you may be required to send a professional academic evaluation of university course work. The university accepts evaluations by the WES organization (www.wes.org).
  2. Proof of English proficiency
    1. Official TOEFL Score report (minimum score of 79IBT); must be received directly from ETS
    2. Official IELTS Score report (minimum score of 6.5); must be received directly from IELTS
  3. GRE/GMAT results (at the discretion of the department chair)
  4. Two letters of reference from professors and goals
  5. A resume that reflects work history and goals
  6. SEVIS Transfer Form, Copies of I-20/DS-2019, and I-94 card (if transferring from another US school)

*Conditional admission is not offered at the graduate level.

Once accepted, an I-20 will be issued after you have provided the following:

  • Include financial documentation of your family's ability to pay costs incurred at the University. A current bank statement showing a balance that will cover school expenses for a minimum of one academic year as well as financial statements for the prior two months indicating deposits are being made regularly into the sponsor's account.

Once an I-20 has been issued and you have secured your F-1 visa, please pay your $300 enrollment deposit.

For more information on requirements, including how to qualify for an I-20 student visa application form, please see “How do I apply for admission to UE?" in our Frequently Asked Questions web page.

Office Phone:
812-488-2434

WhatsApp:
812-470-1194

Office Email:
international@evansville.edu

Office Location:
1800 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, Indiana 47722