Application Information

You will need to complete two applications; the first is the undergraduate application for admissions undergraduate application and the second is the supplemental application for international students. Apply online or e-mail requesting the forms be sent to you.

Send official transcript(s) from each secondary school, college or university previously attended.

Have your former university send an official transcript directly to Shenandoah University’s Office of Admissions. If an institution is unable to send original documents, you must have an appropriate school official certify that the copy is an official copy with a stamp and signature. Documents must include courses completed, grades or marks earned and certificates or degrees awarded. All transcripts must be received in unopened envelopes that have been stamped or signed by an authority at the sending institution across the envelope seal.

All transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must also be submitted for an academic credential evaluation to obtain equivalency information regarding courses, credits, grades and degrees earned. Transfer students must request a comprehensive or course-by-course report with GPA. Most services require that the transcript be accompanied by an English translation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to make arrangements for the evaluation.Please note that each company may have different requirements regarding document submission. An official copy of the completed evaluation should be mailed from the company directly to Shenandoah University. For convenience several companies who evaluate international credentials are noted below, but a complete list of qualified companies may be found at

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.(ECE)

PO Box 514070, Milwaukee WI 53203-3470 USA
Phone: (414) 289-3400

Joseph Silny and Associates

7101 SW 102 Avenue, Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616
Fax: (305) 273-1338

World Education Services (WES)

Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087, New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: (212) 966-6311
Fax: (212) 739-6100

International students are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide TOEFL or IELTS scores or show successful completion of two years of full-time study (48 credits) in the U.S. More information on registering for the TOEFL. Shenandoah’s school code is 5613. Find more information about IELTS. The date of taking the TOEFL or IELTS should not be more than 12 months prior to the date of enrollment.

Undergraduate TOEFL Score Requirements

Regular (Unconditional) Admission of Non-native English Speaking Undergraduate Students

  • Paper-based test score of 527 or higher
  • Computer-based test score of 197 or higher
  • Internet-based test score of 71 or higher

Entering students who meet the Shenandoah University’s ESL requirement as outlined above are not required to enroll in ESL courses. However, such students may elect ESL study to improve their English language skills.
Provisional Admission of Non-native English Speaking Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students with scores in the following ranges may be granted provisional admission and begin their undergraduate programs, however, they must enroll for at least 6 hours of ESL each semester until they achieve the TOEFL score required by the program.

  • Paper-based test score of 500 to 525
  • Computer-based test score of 173 to 195
  • Internet-based test score of 61 to 70

Undergraduate students must meet all ESL requirements within one calendar year of initial enrollment at Shenandoah University, or prior to graduation, whichever comes first. Failure to meet this requirement may result in suspension from the University. Entering undergraduate students who do not meet the minimum requirements specified above may be admitted only to study ESL until reaching the levels specified for provisional admission to a program.

A limited amount of scholarships and financial aid is available to international students. You should expect to pay the full costs of your educational and living expenses. The estimated total cost for tuition, books, health insurance, a residence hall room and food service for one full year (excluding summer) is $41,000 for full-time undergraduate study. Costs may vary by program.

To be eligible to receive a SEVIS I-20 form from Shenandoah, please send financial information and documentation explaining how you plan to cover your educational and living expenses while studying at Shenandoah. To document your financial resources, you may complete the Supplemental Application for International Students form and include support materials such as a signed affidavit of support and a copy of a recent bank statement.