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 ways to qualify for an exemption from taking a standardized test to demonstrate your English proficiency:

  1. The student has completed at least one full year of English-language instruction at the high school level and earned a passing grade in 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 SpanTran, are required for non-US institutions. Please have the evaluator send Thomas More both the course-by-course evaluation and the original, official university transcript.

Student should submit a transcript request to the registrar’s office at the other institution and have the transcript sent electronically or by mail to Thomas More. Students with less than 12 semester credit hours total must submit a copy of their high school/secondary transcript in addition to their university transcript. Options for international secondary school transcripts include SpanTran and Incred.

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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