Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog

International Admissions for Undergraduate Students


International Affairs serves as the first point of contact for prospective international students and those desiring more information about Southern Utah University. Complete information and application materials are available online at www.suu.edu/international.

Application for Admission

Complete admission application including a non-refundable application fee (U.S. currency only): www.suu.edu/apply-international.html.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: July 1st
  • Spring Semester: November 15th

Note: At least one (1) month is required for school processing, express shipping, and embassy appointment.

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 Website School Code
TOEFL IBT 71 toefl.org 4092
iTEP 4.2 itepexam.com
IELTS 6.0 ielts.org Southern Utah University
ACT 18 act.org 4271
SAT Critical Reading 450 sat.org 4027
Note: Exams must not be over two (2) years old at the time of application. Submitted scores must be an official report (screenshots are 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 or university 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.

Students may also choose to complete SUU’s Intensive English Program to prove English proficiency. Students are assessed for proficiency and placed in the appropriate IEP level based on submitted English proficiency test scores or through placement testing prior to the beginning of each session.

Passport

Students must provide a copy of the photo page of their passport. As per the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services requirements, the student’s name of record with be as shown in the machine-readable section of the passport.

Finances

The U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services requires an international student to show that funds are available for the first year of study, and that adequate funding will also be available for subsequent years. An official document from a banking institution showing the amount of funds available must accompany the undergraduate International Student Financial Form.

Funding requirements are continually updated; please see www.suu.edu/international/estimated-costs.html for the most current requirements.

Transcripts

Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each secondary school, college, or university attended must be sent to intladm@suu.edu or:

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

High School Transcripts

If a student is a high school student or graduate and hasn’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.

College Credit from Outside the U.S.

Transfer students from another school outside the U.S. must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

For a complete articulation of credits, students must submit a course syllabus for each course listed on their transcript. A course syllabus includes information about the content of the course. This will enable SUU to determine if equivalent credit can be given for students’ transfer credits. If course syllabi are not submitted, students’ coursework will be transferred as elective credits.

College Credit from Inside the U.S.

Transfer students from another school within the U.S. must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

For students who have completed less than 24 college credits, high school transcripts are also required in addition to the college transcripts. 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.

Transferring Government Records (SEVIS)*

*If transferring from within the U.S.

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

Dual Enrollment Option

See International Admissions for Dual Enrollment Students  for more information.