International Application Information

International Application Information

Thank you for your interest in applying to The University of Scranton. Please review the information below before you begin your free online application. We do not accept paper applications.
  • How to Applyplus or minus

    Please note that we only accept The Common ApplicationYou can apply online for free. Please review The Common Application's System Requirements before getting started.

  • When to Applyplus or minus

    International Freshman Applicants
    We accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, but we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible, especially if you are applying for the following competitive programs: Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Doctor of Physical Therapy (guaranteed seat). Applications are processed as they are received. If you are currently attending high school/secondary school, you may begin applying after the completion of your third year. Once the completed application is received, it can take four to six weeks to process.

    International Transfer Applicants
    We accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, but we strongly encourage you to apply as early as possible. Applications are processed as they are received. Once the completed application is received, it can take four to six weeks to process.

    Please read our application dates and deadlines for international applicants.

  • Scholarships & Financial Aidplus or minus

    International Freshman Applicants
    All accepted students are automatically evaluated for academic merit scholarships. No special applications are required. Students receiving merit scholarships will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter.

    International Transfer Applicants 
    All accepted students are automatically  evaluated for academic merit scholarships. No special applications are required. Students receiving merit scholarships will be notified of the amount in their acceptance letter.

  • English Language Requirementsplus or minus

    Applicants that are from non-English speaking countries are required to submit proof of English proficiency. This proof can be achieved in a number of ways:

    - Submission of an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)score report indicating a score of at least 80 on the internet-based test;

    - Submission of an official IELTS (International English Language Testing System)score report indicating a minimum score of overall band 6.5;

    - Attendance at an ELS Language Center with completion of Level 112 - Submission of an official completion certificate and transcript are required;

    - Attendance at the English Language Institute at The University of Delaware with completion of academic Level 6 with grades of B+ or higher - - -Submission of an official transcript is required;

    - Attendance at The Language Company with completion of Level 9 and the Advanced Proficiency Level - Submission of an official completion certificate and transcript are required;

    - Submission of an official STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) score of at least Pre-1st grade. Some graduate programs may require a 1st grade score. This exam is offered exclusively to Japanese students by the Society for Testing English Proficiency.

  • Accepted Student Profileplus or minus

    Accepted Student Profile - Middle 50%

    GPA                                  3.3-3.8 (4.0 scale), 88-97 (100 scale) 
    SAT*                                 1110-1260
    ACT*                                 23-28 (composite score)

    We will superscore your SAT, meaning we will take your best math score and combine it with your best evidence-based reading score.

    This information is meant to be a helpful reference; it is not meant to guarantee your acceptance, nor is it meant to discourage students who fall outside of these ranges from applying.

    The University of Scranton takes a holistic approach to reviewing its applicants. We consider many factors including coursework, standardized test scores, letters of recommendation, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities.

    Our most competitive majors include the sciences and health sciences, especially Nursing, Occupational Therapy and our Doctor of Physical Therapy program (guaranteed seat). We strongly encourage applicants to apply Early Action (non-binding) for these programs.

    *if applicable – International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency. This proof can be met by submitting either the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT. Our minimum acceptable TOEFL is an 80ibt and the minimum acceptable IELTS is a 6.5 overall band score. 

  • Application Checklistplus or minus

    Please use this checklist as a guide in submitting materials to complete your application to Scranton.