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Freshman Application

The international freshman application is for the applicant who is: 

  • Seeking an undergraduate degree 
  • Not a U.S. citizen (or U.S. permanent resident) 
  • Has no prior enrollment at a college or university


Due to the variety of educational systems throughout the world, applications are reviewed individually by Indiana State University. Consideration is given to academic potential, English language proficiency, and other evidence that the applicant has the potential for success in university studies.


Submit all application materials to:

Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street
Terre Haute, Indiana, USA 47809-1904

Applicants normally receive a response within 4-6 weeks of receiving all application materials, including:

  1. Completed application
  2. Application fee: $65.00 (U.S.) non-refundable.
  3. Official transcripts (sent by issuing institution or examining body)
  4. Affidavit of financial support
  5. Original current bank statement
  6. Official TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS scores (unless exempt)
  7. Copy of passport. If studying in the United States a copy of your current I-94 card, F-1 or J-1 visa, and I-20 or DS2019 are also required. If currently in the United States but not studying, a copy of the applicable visa must also be submitted.

Instructions follow. Please print this page for future reference.


  • Application for admission
    • Complete and submit the online application.
    • Fill out the application form completely.
    • Use your name as it appears on your passport.
    • It is vital to use the same name on all correspondence to Indiana State. Write clearly, and underline the family name under which all items are filed.
    • If you do not have a U.S. social security number, leave this item blank, and the University will assign you a University identification number.
    • Write your address as you would on an envelope to be mailed to yourself.
    • Include your street and number (or post office box), city/US IP code, province/state/zone, postal code, and country.
  • Application fee: $65.00 (U.S.)

    The application fee is payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or international money order made payable to Indiana State University. Submit the application fee to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University. Please note the application fee is non-refundable.

  • Official transcripts and credential evaluation

    Submit official or school certified copies of all academic records (transcripts) to:

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

    Request certified copies »

Demonstration of financial support

Financial support sufficient to cover a student's educational expenses for one (1) year must be demonstrated before the I-20 eligibility document is issued. See estimated expenses for amounts required.

All financial support documentation should be submitted to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University.

All applicants must submit this affidavit of financial support and an original bank statement with current information. 
Government sponsored applicants must provide an official or certified copy of the award, specifying validity for Indiana State University, listing the expenses and fees covered by the award, beginning and ending dates of study covered, the level/field of study, and the length of the award. The address for billing must also be included.

Those applicants who are academically eligible yet fail to provide adequate financial documentation will receive a letter. In some cases, applicants may be requested to deposit funds in an account with Indiana State University's Controller's Office.

Demonstration of English Proficiency

Students must meet the English proficiency requirement by submitting official test scores or documentation of successful program completion from one of the following. For exceptions, see English proficiency exemptions.

Applicants who are not exempt must submit official scores that satisfy the following requirements to the Office of Admissions, Indiana State University. All scores should be reported from testing services directly to Indiana State University, institution code 1322.

NOTE: 1Applicants whose TOEFL scores are more than two years old will need to retake the TOEFL test—and submit new scores. For details (or to schedule a TOEFL test), visit


To expedite the receipt of I-20, please read these instructions.


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

Fall semester................... June 1 
Spring semester............... November 1 
First summer session......... May 1 


Office of Admissions
Indiana State University
318 North Sixth Street (Welcome Center)
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809
United States of America
(812) 237-2121


Office of Admissions
John W. Moore Welcome Center
318 North Sixth Street