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International applicant

An international applicant is one who is not a U.S. citizen. The University of the South is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Please be sure to review our application requirements for all incoming students. 

The Office of Admission at Sewanee is aware of the 2017 ACT testing date cancellation for international students overseas. As a reminder, we accept both the ACT and SAT, and will continue to accept test scores through December. Please be sure to submit your scores directly from the testing organization of your choosing. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us

Additional Application Requirements
  • If English is not your native language, proof of English proficiency as demonstrated by performance on TOEFL or IELTS (testing code: 1842)
  • College Board Certification of Finances
  • If applying for financial aid, a completed College Board ISFAA;
  • If applying for financial aid, a completed International Student Grant Essay. 

These forms should be submitted on your Applicant Status Page. Login information will be sent after you submit your Common Application to Sewanee. 

‚ÄčTesting Policy ‚Äč
The TOEFL or IELTS is required if English is not your first language. If English is your native language or the language of instruction at your school, or you are enrolled in an IB diploma program, the TOEFL requirement can be waived. Even though Sewanee has an optional standardized testing policy, international students may be at a disadvantage if no testing is submitted. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you submit either the SAT I, ACT, AP, IB, A level, or national exam results. 

Contact: International Enrollment Coordinator, Tim Neil

Merit-based Scholarships

International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships simply by submitting your completed application. These scholarships range from $5,000 to full tuition, room, and board. 

International Student Grant Program
International students seeking need-based financial assistance should apply for admission and for the International Student Grant Program. Complete the International Grant Essay on your Applicant Status Page after you have submitted your common application to Sewanee. The grants awarded through this program range from $5,000 to full tuition, room, and board.
Review Process
  • All international students educated outside of the U.S. will be reviewed by the International Enrollment Coordinator, Tim Neil
  • All international students educated inside of the U.S. will be reviewed first by their territory admission counselor and then onto the International Enrollment Coordinator. 
  • International students interested in transfer admission should review transfer information
Additional Information

Because application processes differ so greatly from school to school and country to country, we recommend that international students review the information on EduPass and other online resources (Education USAStudy in the States, etc.) to familiarize themselves with everything from cultural differences to the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). 

Students who are still under eighteen years of age by Aug 1, 2018 will need to have a parent sign and return a Medical Release form and should have an adult in the U.S. appointed as a Power of Attorney until the student reaches the age of eighteen. 

 

 
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