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International Undergraduate Admission


Anderson University welcomes students from around the world to our campus. International students can enter Anderson as first-time college students or as transfers from other colleges and universities. We work hard to ensure that the transition for all of our students is as smooth as possible. Information listed here will help you as you prepare to enroll at Anderson.

International Undergraduate Application Instructions

  1. All applicants should create an online admissions portal account.
    1. Create a Portal Account
    2. When creating your account, check the box for “Check if address is outside of U.S. or Canada.”
  2. After the portal account has been created, you can select and complete the application form.
  3. The undergraduate application can be completed online at Application
  4. You can monitor the status of your application by logging into your portal account at Application Status 
  5. You should review your application and account as you add supplemental items to your application.
  6. For information and assistance with your application, you can send an e-mail to

International Undergraduate Admissions Required Documents

  1. Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 USD.
  2. Passport Copy: A scan or photocopy of your passport. This can be uploaded into the application portal.
  3. English Language Proficiency: Official documentation of English language proficiency (see acceptable forms of proof in the “English Language Proficiency” section below)
  4. SAT/ACT Optional: SAT and ACT examinations are not required for international students but are recommended for the potential of additional scholarships. Official and original results of any standardized tests, such as SAT and ACT examinations. Test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency to Anderson University’s Office of Admissions.
  5. Transcripts: Undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit official transcripts in their native language for all secondary and/or postsecondary coursework, along with certified, literal (exact) English translations for documents not originally issued in English. All official documents must be sent directly from the issuing institution, examining body, evaluation service or translation service to Anderson University’s Office of Undergraduate Admission. We cannot accept transcripts for application sent directly from the student.
  6. Evaluation of Academic Credentials: All undergraduate applicants (beginning freshmen and transfers) must submit secondary and college or university credentials from non-U.S. institutions to a foreign credential evaluation agency for a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation.
    1. For an evaluation service that is recommended and can offer expedited services, we recommend SpanTran. It is a recommended evaluation service with a created a custom portal for Anderson University international students to help you obtain a course-by-course evaluation with grade point average calculation. This includes a discounted rate since you are applying to Anderson University. You can apply with their custom application by using this link Span Tran Evaluation Application.
      1. Once completed, SpanTran will send an official, electronic copy of your evaluation to Anderson University. (Transfer students are required to submit a course by course evaluation for proper credit evaluation and credit transfer review.)
    2. We also accept any evaluation from a service listed with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( The credential evaluation report must be sent directly from the evaluation service to Anderson University’s Office of Admissions and include the cumulative GPA. Such agencies like WES, ECE, or any NACES approved evaluation are accepted. We cannot accept transcripts sent directly from the student or university. We require official evaluations of academic documentation.
  7. Bank statement once you are informed of your scholarship by our international admissions department. Please see scholarship summary below for additional information and estimated amount required for I-20 issuance for the 24/25 year. (See “Bank Statement/Sponsor Support” below for additional information.)

English Language Proficiency

Anderson University requires English language proficiency. Proof of English proficiency must be sent directly from the testing agency to Anderson University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions or

Please submit ONE of the following scores to prove English language proficiency:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 paper-based or 75 internet-based or above
  • A band score of 6 on IELTS or above
  • A Duolingo English Test score of 100 or above
  • Successful completion of level 112 of the Intensive English for Academic Purposes Program from an ELS (English Language Center). Please note that Anderson University must receive an official Academic Report and copy of the ELS Certificate directly from ELS.
  • Agape level 5 (Agape is an English Language Center)
  • Pearsons PTE of 50 or above
  • iTEP of 3.7 or above
  • SAT Evidenced Based Reading and Writing score of 480 or higher for freshmen applicants only.
  • Graduation from a high school where English is the primary language of instruction.
  • Successful completion of two semesters at an accredited US institution as a full-time student, and completion of two semesters of English composition with a grade of C or higher (online English composition courses are not accepted).

Transfer Students Scholarship

Transfer Student Scholarships are based upon credits and GPA.
You will be notified of your scholarship by our admissions office. Our Office of Traditional Admission will notify you of your award total

Bank Statement/Sponsor Support

Once you apply, you will be notified of any scholarships. Please note that all international students are eligible for the below as minimum international scholarships without SAT/ACT submitted:

  • Average scholarships for international undergraduate freshmen without a submitted SAT/ACT are:
    • $8,500.00 a year in an International Scholarship
    • $3,000.00 a year in an out of state scholarship.
    • Total $11,500 USD*

*Please note that international students can submit SAT/ACT scores for additional scholarships and can receive the same academic scholarships as domestic students.

I-20 Cost of Attendance

The I-20 figure is not the exact cost of attendance. You do not need to pay it up front. The I-20 figure is the estimated cost of attendance at Anderson University for one academic year. It includes additional costs that US Homeland Security mandates us to include so that you understand how much it would cost to live in the USA for at least one year. If financial statements are not in your name, we will need an additional sponsor statement on file of the person or persons who will be your sponsor while you are studying. This form will be given to you once you apply and are accepted. Please review our 24/25 international I-20 cost of attendance for additional information below.

Cost and Financial Assistance – Undergraduate

Here we have listed the fees for the 2024-2025 school year, as well as scholarships that may be available to you. Your I-20 will confirm the exact amount that you are receiving.

Degree-Seeking Students (undergraduate):

Cost of Attendance – For I-20 IssuanceSemesterYear
Tuition and Fees$17,460 USD$34,920
Room and Board$6,360 USD$12,720 USD
Other (books, supplies, travel, personal, insurance)$4,437 USD$8,875 USD
TOTAL*$28,257 USD$56,515 USD
Financial AssistanceSemesterYear
International Grant$4,250 USD$8,500 USD
Out of State Grant and AU Grants (Other academic scholarships based on GPA and SAT or ACT test scores)$250-2,250 USD$500-4,500 USD
Total Estimated Scholarship (without ACT or SAT Score)$5,750 USD$11,500 USD

I-20 Issuance – Expedited!
We are excited to assist you with your international application! Once you are accepted, your I-20 will be issued to you within 2 to three days! (Acceptance, passport, bank statement, and sponsorship form must also be submitted before I-20 can be issued.)

If you have any questions concerning the application requirements please contact undergraduate international admissions at or

Federal compliance notice – As per 8 CFR § 214.3 (j): This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Important Dates

  • Fall classes begin on Wednesday, August 21, 2024.
  • International student move in is Friday, August 16, 2024. 
  • Orientation (Base Camp) will be held on Saturday, August 17th. For additional information on orientation, please contact Student Involvement at International orientation information will be provided with your I-20. 
  • Fall classes end on Tuesday, December 10th.
  • Final exams take place from Thursday, December 5th to Tuesday, December 10th. Please plan to stay in the USA until all exams are completed. 

Athlete Information

If you are an Anderson University athlete, your arrival and departure dates each semester may be affected by your game or practice schedule. Check with your coach before scheduling your air transportation. You should plan on arriving at Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP) Airport. Please do not fly into Atlanta, GA (ATL) since it is almost 4 hours away from campus. Transportation from GSP to campus is available via Uber or Lyft for approximately $80-100 USD. Do not arrive at ATL. There is no pickup at Atlanta airport due to the distance. You should connect  and take a flight to land in GSP. 

Federal compliance notice – As per 8 CFR § 214.3 (j): This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.

Please contact William Bell at if you have any questions.