Your Journey Begins Here
At Post University, we welcome our international students with open arms. From excelling in class to understanding the culture around you, we’re here for you. We’re committed to helping you achieve your goals. Start your journey by going over the international student requirements for both on-campus and online admissions.
On Campus Student Admissions Requirements
Post University welcomes international applicants. Prospective international applicants must submit an application and copies of official secondary and/or college transcripts. All foreign documents must be in English and receive an evaluation to ensure the applicant meets United States educational standards. Students must submit documentation of proficiency in the English language, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores. The TOEFL score for the undergraduate program should be a 75 or higher and for the graduate program it should be an 80 or higher. The IELTS score should be 6.0 or higher for the undergraduate program and a 6.5 or higher for admission to the graduate program. Students must submit all documentation to the Office of International Admissions.
Student Visa Requirements and F-1 Process
To obtain a student visa the applicant must provide a copy of his/her passport information page with photograph, complete the Declaration of Finances form, and provide proof of financial resources through bank statements, a letter of government scholarship award, or letter of employer sponsorship. The date of the documentation must be within six months of the time of application.
F-1 Visa Process
Upon admissions acceptance and receipt of the Declaration of Finances, Post University will issue a Form I-20/Certificate of Eligibility, which the applicant uses to apply for a United States F-1 student visa. Post University is enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for electronic tracking of international students. Please note that applicants must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and the DS-160 visa insurance fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa. The process of applying for and receiving an F-1 visa varies from country to country and may take as long as three months.
The issuance of Form I-20 and F-1 student visa constitutes a legal agreement with the United States. The definition of an F-1 student is a non-immigrant who is pursuing a full course of study towards an educational or professional objective at an institution in the United States. Once the educational or professional objective has been attained, the F-1 student is expected by the United States to return to his/her residence abroad.
The F-1 student agrees to comply with the following requirements.
- Maintain full-time enrollment at all times except during the summer vacation period. Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
- Maintain sufficient financial support for the duration of the course of study.
- Follow the procedures to transfer schools, change educational levels and/or majors, or extend his/her program.
- Engage in employment in the United States only with the express authorization of a designated school official (DSO).
- Employment is restricted to Post University or its contracted services.
- Report all changes in status, including address, within 10 days to Office of International Admissions.
Upon completion, the applicant must mail (or email) the application, with all documentation to:
Admission Department, Office of International Admissions
800 Country Club Road, Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723-2540
Online Student Admissions Requirements
Post University welcomes international applicants. Prospective international applicants seeking enrollment into a master’s level program must submit an application and copies of official secondary and college transcripts. Official college transcripts are a requirement. Prospective international applicants seeking enrollment into an undergraduate level program may provide either official transcripts from the secondary school or an attestation of high school completion.
Submit documentation of proficiency in the English language, such as TOEFL or IELTS scores. The TOEFL score for the undergraduate program should be a 75 or higher and for the graduate program it should be an 80 or higher. The IELTS score should be 6.0 or higher for the undergraduate program and a 6.5 or higher for admission to the graduate program. The student must submit all documentation to the Office of International Admissions.
English Language Institute (ELI)
The English Language Institute provides an academic program to develop proficiency to English language learners who lack the foundational English skills necessary for academic success in university-level coursework.
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