Foreign nationals who apply while physically in the United States (visitors and transfer students from U.S. schools) must provide immigration documents (including all past I-20s, I-94, Visa, Transfer Form).
All necessary documents and fees must be submitted by the deadlines, depending upon which semester you wish to enroll.
Transcripts are required for admission and must be submitted with the application. Transcripts must list the courses/classes title, dates taken and grades received. All transcripts submitted must be in English or translated in English.
All undergraduate programs require a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale from high school (equivalent to a 78% on a 100% scale). In addition, if transferring from a language school or university, the GPA from those institutions must be a minimum of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (equivalent to a 75% on a 100% scale).
Fontbonne can accept transfer credits from foreign institutions. ALL international students attempting to transfer credits must first submit their transcripts to World Education Services (www.wes.org), Educational Credential Evaluators (www.ece.org), or Scholaro (www.scholaro.com) for an official international academic credential evaluation – even if the original transcript is in English – and then submit the original and evaluated transcript to Fontbonne for transfer review.
Fontbonne can accept transfer credits from U.S. institutions. International students attempting to transfer credits from a U.S. insitution must request an original transcript be sent from all institutions attended in the U.S. Original transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Fontbonne University, documents delivered by the student will not be accepted.
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score to be considered for full-time undergraduate study. Other tests of English will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Requirements:
International students seeking undergraduate admission that do not have a TOEFL or IELTS may apply for admission, and if accepted will be considered “conditional” and will be required to take the Fontbonne University institutional English test before classes begin. If a student meets the TOEFL or IELTS equivalent for full-time student they then will be fully admitted.
Learn more about conditional admission here.
Scholarships are available for undergraduate study only and are reviewed based on the documents and information submitted in the undergraduate international application. Scholarship awards are applied to only Fall and Spring semesters. No additional documents are required. To learn more about our scholarship program, click here.
International students applying for undergraduate (bachelor’s or Bridge) programs must submit proof of financial support to cover at least one year of study at Fontbonne University, click here for current tuition rates and fees.
Students applying for study at Fontbonne University must show adequate financial resources to cover tuition and expenses for at least the first year of study (estimated total finances required above). IMPORTANT: a letter of financial support is required if the bank statement is not in the student’s name, for example, if the parent’s bank statement is submitted, then they must write a letter of financial support**(Statement of Financial Support).
Fontbonne students can pay the $75 USD international student application fee through PayPal here.
Please send a copy of your receipt to the International Office with your completed application.
Your admission to Fontbonne University will be confirmed when you receive an official letter of admission from the International Center. If you have questions regarding your application, please contact the International Center by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who wish to defer a confirmed admission to a future semester must contact the Office of International Affairs at email@example.com to REQUEST a deferral. Updated documents or information regarding the deferral may be requested. Students may be responsible for shipping costs.