International Transfer Admissions


Office of Admissions

John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809

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Phone: 812-237-2121
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Admission Criteria

To qualify for admission, applicants must satisfy the following:

  • International transfer applicants should be in good academic standing at the last accredited institution attended and have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all college-level studies.
  • A minimum of 12 college-level credits completed – if fewer than 12 credits have been earned, the student must meet the freshman application criteria.
  • Transfer students will need to submit transcripts from all institutions at which credit has been attempted.

Steps to Apply

  1. Apply online for admission at
  2. To complete your application, you will need to submit a $65 (USD) non-refundable application fee. The application fee is payable by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or check or international money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit the application fee to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University. 
  3. Submit unofficial transcripts.  Indiana State University offers in-house credential evaluation.  The credential evaluation process can take several weeks to complete. We strongly urge you to begin the process as early as possible. Your application will not be complete until we receive your transcripts.
  4. Submit Proof of English ProficiencyOfficial TOEFL (code 1322)IELTS, or ELS scores (unless exempt) must be sent directly from the testing center to Indiana State University. For important information, see Required Scores.
  5. Submit a copy of your passport in the “supplemental materials” tab in the online admission application. If studying in the U.S., a copy of your current I-94, F-1 or J-1 visa, and I-20 or DS-2019 is also required. If you are currently in the U.S. but not studying, a copy of the applicable visa must also be submitted.
  6. File your FAFSA (if applicable.)  When applying for federal financial aid with FAFSA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or an eligible non-citizen.

NOTE: Undocumented students don't qualify for federal financial aid and are not able to submit a federal FAFSA. 

You are considered an eligible non-citizen if you meet ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are a U.S. permanent resident with an Alien Registration Card (I-551).
  • You are a conditional permanent resident with an I-551C card.
  • You have an Arrival Departure Record (I-94) from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) with any of the following designations:
    • refugee
    • asylum granted.
    • parolee
    • victim of human trafficking
    • T-Visa holder
    • Cuban-Haitian entrant
  1. Apply for scholarship in the Branch starting December 1.
  2. Apply for housing and reserve your place in one of our residence halls.

Note: All academic and supplemental documents submitted to Indiana State University become the property of the University and will not be released to the student.

The Indiana State University mailing address is:

Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
United States of America 

Credentialing and Credit Transfer

  • Indiana State University offers in-house credential evaluation.
  • We also accept credential evaluation reports from these select members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  • If you are transferring from an international college or university, the Office of the Registrar encourages you to obtain course syllabi or course descriptions of courses previously taken. Syllabi are preferred.
  • If you do not provide syllabi or course descriptions, you may only expect to receive general elective credit for the courses you have taken. If general credit is awarded for those courses, please note that the courses may not apply to your degree program. You should note that even if a course syllabus or description is provided, the course still may not be deemed equivalent to a course at Indiana State University and may instead be given general elective credit.


Priority Undergraduate Application Deadlines

To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received before the following dates. Early application is encouraged for scholarship considerations.

Fall semester: June 1  
Spring semester: October 15

Applications received after these dates will be accepted and every attempt made to ensure consideration for the desired semester or term. 


Office of Admissions

John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, IN 47809

Send Email
Phone: 812-237-2121