International Students

Freshman Application Deadlines

Fall Semester – February 1
All international students, except documented U.S. permanent residents and other eligible non-U.S. citizens, should submit all application requirements – including the required international student documents – by February 1 for admission for the fall semester.* Decisions are released on a rolling basis. Applications completed after the deadline may not be considered for that semester but will be reviewed for the following semester upon receipt of a new application.

Some majors, such as Nursing and Medical Laboratory Science, may have much earlier deadlines for all transfer students and may only start once a year. Please see our Fields of Study section for more information. 

Required Information

Undergraduate Application for Admission 
International students may use the online Common Application or the Stevenson University Undergraduate online application.

Proof of English Proficiency
International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Any student whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (computer-based); 80 or higher (Internet-based); or 550 or higher (paper-based). Students who have taken the Internet-based TOEFL test should have no individual section score lower than 20. Students who have taken the IELTS should have a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score lower than 6.0. International students who have completed courses equivalent to ENG 151 and ENG 152 at Stevenson University with a grade of “C” or higher may possibly be exempt from the TOEFL or IETLS requirement. The website for TOEFL information is ets.org and the website for IELTS is ielts.org.

Transcripts and Certificates of Previous Academic Work
International students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary academic coursework outside of the United States must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website. Transfer students who have completed less than 28 college-level academic credits (as determined by a Stevenson University credit evaluation) are required to submit an official U.S. high school transcript or official NACES member evaluation of a non-U.S. secondary school transcript.

SAT or ACT Scores
Official SAT or ACT scores must be sent directly from the CollegeBoard at www.collegeboard.org. Stevenson’s test codes are as follows: SAT – 5856; ACT – 1753.

Letters of Recommendation
Submit at least one recommendation from a teacher and/or counselor. A downloadable recommendation form is available here. The recommendation form itself is not required, but is provided if you need a form to request the letter.

Essay
Applicants must submit a response to a single essay question. Essay topics are provided on each version of the application. Please note that the essay should be approximately 500 words, even though the Common Application says responses can be as short as 250 words. In addition, please provide a 100-word answer to the short response question listed on the application.

NOTE: Canadian citizens should contact an international student advisor for specific instructions regarding their applications at admissions@stevenson.edu or 410-486-7001.

Requirements Post-Acceptance – Freshman International Students

In order to receive a current I-20 and proceed with full-time enrollment of at least 12-credits, please follow the Instructions listed under Required Post-Acceptance section following the International Transfer Application section.

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall semester – April 1
Spring semester – October 1

All international students, except documented U.S. permanent residents and other eligible non-U.S. citizens should submit all the application requirements including the required international student documents by May 1 for transfer admission for the fall semester and October 1 for transfer admission for the spring semester.* Decisions are released on a rolling basis. Applications completed after the deadline may not be considered for that semester but will be reviewed for the following semester upon receipt of a new application submission.

*Some majors may require earlier application deadlines. Please see our Fields of Study section for more information.

Required Information

Undergraduate Application for Admission
The Stevenson University online application is preferred.

Proof of English Proficiency
International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Any student whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (computer-based); 80 or higher (internet-based); or 550 or higher (paper-based). Students who have taken the internet-based TOEFL test should have no individual section score lower than 20. Students who have taken the IELTS should have a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score lower than 6.0. International transfer students who have completed courses equivalent to ENG 151 and ENG 152 at Stevenson University with a grade of “C” or higher may possibly be exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS requirement. The website for TOEFL information is www.ets.org, and the website for the IELTS is www.ielts.org.

Transcripts and Certificates of Previous Academic Work
International Transfer students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary academic coursework outside of the United States must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation from an organization that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A member list is available on the NACES website. Transfer students who have completed less than 28 college-level academic credits (as determined by a Stevenson University credit evaluation) are required to submit an official U.S. high school transcript or official NACES member evaluation of a non-U.S. secondary school transcript. 

Post-Acceptance Requirements: Required for all International Applicants

In order to receive a current I-20 and proceed with full-time enrollment, please follow the instructions below submitting each official document to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please pay close attention to the deadlines listed for EACH official document below.

  1. Passport Identification Page
    A legible and high-quality, color copy of the unexpired passport identification page is required of all international students. International students currently attending a high school or college/university in the United States must also submit a high quality copy of his or her current Departure Record (I-94) and U.S. visa. International students currently holding an F-1 or F-2 visa must submit a copy of his or her Certificate of Eligibility (I-20). Please submit this documentation to the Undergraduate Admissions office before April 1 for the fall semester, or before November 1 for the spring semester.
     
  2. Official Bank Statements
    All international students holding or intending to seek an F-1 student visa must submit current official bank statement(s) in English verifying the student’s financial resources in U.S. dollars for the total cost of attendance, including tuition and fees, other academic expenses, living expenses, and transportation, for the year of intended enrollment. The current year’s Estimated Cost of Attendance Chart is listed here. Please submit this documentation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office before April 1 for the fall semester, or before November 1 for the spring semester.
     
  3. Financial Resource Statement
    All international students holding or intending to seek an F-1 student visa must complete the International Student Declaration of Finances form, including the Sponsor form if applicable. Please submit this documentation to the Undergraduate Admissions Office before April 1 for the fall semester, or before November 1 for the spring semester.
     
  4. Enrollment Deposit
    The enrollment deposit of $300 and the enrollment form must be submitted before May 1 for the fall semester, or before December 1 for the spring semester. The deposit is non-refundable after these dates. The Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) will not be processed until the deposit is received.
     
  5. Stevenson University Health Profile
    The University’s health profile must be completed in its entirety and mailed to the Stevenson University Wellness Center before July 1 for fall entrance and January 2 for spring entrance. All students planning to live on campus are also required to be immunized against meningococcal disease, per Maryland State law.
     
  6. SEVIS Fee
    Accepted F-1 international students are responsible for paying the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) fee. See fmjfee.com.

Important Note to ALL International Students: Undergraduate freshman and transfer students on an F-1 visa must take a minimum of 12 credits each semester and continue in good academic standing to remain eligible.

Scholarships: Freshman and transfer undergraduates in traditional programs are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships. The scholarship review is based on secondary school performance and SAT or ACT scores for freshmen and previous post-secondary school academic coursework and grades for transfer students. Federal financial aid programs are restricted to documented U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, and some other eligible non-U.S. citizens. While international students can be considered for academic merit scholarships, there are no separately designated scholarships for international students.

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