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International Students: Application Instructions

You can use the information on this page to guide you through the process of preparing and submitting your application.

All documentation must be complete and correct before a decision will be made.

To be considered for admission, you must submit:

We also recommend you submit:

  • Results of the SAT-1 or the American College Test (ACT)

The deadline for all applications is Feb. 1. Admission and scholarship decisions are typically made in early April.

International applicants must demonstrate strong college preparation from secondary school and the ability to succeed in an English language environment. While our primary considerations relate to academic ability, we also look for applicants who have been involved in extra- and co-curricular activity and will participate in campus life at Susquehanna as well as succeed in class.


International students may not apply for Early Decision or use the Write Option alternative to standardized testing. A personal essay is a required part of the application. The $35 application fee is waived for applications submitted online.
Apply using the online Common Application »

School Report Form

Your guidance counselor or student services officer should send an official copy of your secondary school record or examination reports with the School Report to our Office of Admissions. This transcript copy must bear the official seal or stamp of the institution and the proper signature to verify authenticity, and should be in English. Notarized translations must be accompanied by original documents.

High School Transcript

You are required to provide a transcript listing senior courses and/or a notarized copy of your exam results. These documents must be in English.

Teacher Evaluation

Evaluations from education professionals are very important in the admission process. Have a teacher complete the form that is included in your application. Please ask your other references to send letters of recommendation written in English. We advise you to provide these individuals with a stamped envelope addressed to: Office of Admissions Susquehanna University 514 University Avenue Selinsgrove, PA 17870-1164 USA

Certification of Ability to Finance your Education

We review international student applications for academic eligibility without regard of financial need. However, Susquehanna will only offer full admission to those applicants who are academically qualified and who can afford to attend Susquehanna. Any applicant to Susquehanna University requiring a student visa must complete a Certification of Financial Support. Final admission decisions cannot be made until the form and accompanying documentation are submitted.

TOEFL Test Results

If English is not your first language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A score of 80 (Internet-based), 213 (computerized) or 550 (paper) on the TOEFL is considered adequate. Your test results must be sent to us directly by the testing service. Our code for TOEFL scores is 2820.

ACT or SAT Test Results

Although we do not require you to take the SAT-1 or the American College Test (ACT), we encourage you to take either of these exams and to submit your test scores. These scores can be very helpful in the evaluation of your application and for scholarship consideration. Please have all test results sent directly to the university by using the code 2820 for SAT scores or the code 3720 for ACT scores.

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