International Students

Welcome to Thomas More University International Admissions Services.

International Admissions Services at Thomas More University is here to assist students through the college application process and advise them on policies and procedures international students must follow while studying at Thomas More.

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International Admissions Services include:

•Assisting and preparing international students for study at Thomas More University.

•Issuing the form I-20 (certificate of eligibility) to admitted students.

•Advising students on various policies and procedures, including applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT), working on campus and renewing a visa.

•Per federal regulation F-1 students may not enroll in more than one class or three credits per semester online. Therefore, F-1 students are not eligible to enroll in any online programs at Thomas More University.

English Language Proficiency Requirement

You must demonstrate English proficiency as a part of your application process. Click here to view your options for English proficiency standardized tests

There are three conditions for being exempt from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency:

  1. The student has taken a full year of high school in the U.S.A. and earned a passing grade in one year of standard English (not ESL). This must be shown on the student’s transcripts.
  2. The student has earned a passing score on the O Level Exam.
  3. The student has passed the first year of IB English (SL or HL) with a score of 5 or higher.

International Transfer Students

Course-by-course evaluations of all university transcripts by a member of the National Association of Credit Evaluators, such as World Education Services are required. Please have the evaluator send Thomas More both the course-by-course evaluation and the original, official university transcripts. TOEFL test required.

Student should request his/her transcripts from their current university and have the transcript mailed to Thomas More in a sealed envelope. Students with less than 24 semester credit hours must have original high school transcripts sent in addition to university credentials. Not required if transcripts show 24 semester credit hours or more of degree-seeking credit (not English as a second language) and if the student has earned a C- or higher in Freshman English Composition. Students with less than 24 semester hours must pass one of the tests listed in the English Proficiency Requirements section.

Definition of International Student for Admissions Purposes

An international student is defined as a student who is a non-US citizen and who does not have permanent resident status. The international student definition includes non-US citizens who are currently in the United States on a work, visit or study-related visa.

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