International Students Admission Process

To apply to Thomas More University, please submit the following documents:


Thomas More Application

The Thomas More Application can be found here.



Transcripts from any secondary (high school) and post-secondary (university) institutions you have attended. These transcripts must be in English and interpreted for the 4.0 grade point average (GPA) scale. Thomas More accepts transcript evaluations from NACES members such as SpanTran and Incred.


English Proficiency Tests (TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo)

  • PTE
    • Minimum overall score of 46 (minimum score of 42 on each section)
    • Internet-based: minimum overall score of  70 (minimum score of 17 in each section)
    • Paper-Based: minimum overall score of 520 (minimum score of 35 in each section)
  • *Thomas More University TOEFL Destination (DI)/Institution Code: 187
  •  IELTS
    • Minimum overall score of 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 on each section)
  • Duolingo
    • Minimum score of 105

ACT and/or SAT scores (strongly recommended)

Please submit if you have taken the ACT/SAT

Important Deadlines

Important Deadlines: International students who still need to apply for a new student visa MUST have ALL required application materials submitted to Admissions Office on or before the dates below in order to be considered for admission for the next starting term. Any students who do not submit all requested materials by this deadline will need to indicate if they wish to withdraw their application or defer to the following session.

Fall semester (August begin date):
Overseas Application Deadline: May 1
Overseas I-20 Processing Deadline: May 15

Spring Semester (January begin date):
International Application deadline: October 15
International I-20 Processing Deadline: November 1

You will also need to submit documentation for the Designated School Official (DSO) to create the Form I-20 in SEVIS for you. You will use the Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 visa to study in the United States.

The documents required for the Form I-20 are:

  1. Proof of immunization (see Immunization Form and Medical History) and copies of your medical and immunization records. Your records will remain confidential.
  2. Medical Health History form (Medical History).  Please submit this form so the health center is aware of any health concerns or history
  3. Proof of financial support (see Financial Certification Form)–you must show how you will pay for tuition, fees, room and board, health insurance and daily living expenses each year of your studies at Thomas More University. Without scholarships, the estimated annual expense is $44,000. For more information on cost of attendance please visit our Estimated Cost of Attendance page
  4. Proof of health insurance. Prior to arrival in the U.S., students must provide proof that their current home country’s insurance plan will cover them while in the U.S. or that they have purchased a private health insurance plan that will cover them while in the U.S. Thomas More University recommends enrolling with International Student Insurance.

    Please note that student-athletes are required to purchase either the Select or Elite level plan through International Student Insurance in order to provide them with mandatory athletic coverage.