Dec 05, 2021  
2020-2021 General Catalog 

International Admissions for Graduate 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

The following admission requirements apply only to international students that plan on attending an in-person graduate program via an F-1 student visa. Additional online graduate programs are available which do not require international students to obtain supporting immigration documents from SUU.

Application for Admission and Program Requirements

International graduate applicants must satisfy all graduate program admission requirements in addition to the requirements below. Please be aware that application deadlines vary from program to program and at least one (1) month is required for school processing, express shipping, and embassy appointment.

Admission Deadlines

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

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:

Graduate English Proficiency Minimums
Test Minimum Score Website School Code
TOEFL IBT 79 4092
IELTS 6.0 Southern Utah University
Note: Exam scores must not be over two (2) years old at the time of application. Submitted scores must be an official report (screenshots 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.

Students may also choose to complete SUU’s Intensive English Program (IEP) 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.


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 must be as shown in the machine-readable section of the passport.


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 graduate International Student Financial Form.

Funding requirements are continually updated; please see for the most current requirements.


Official transcripts (record of courses taken and grades received) from each college and university attended are required as outlined in the individual graduate program admission requirements. Official transcripts must be sent to:

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

Transferring Government Records (SEVIS)*

*If transferring from within the U.S.

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