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Undergraduate Online Learners

For international applicants who:

  • Wish to complete courses or a degree ENTIRELY via online learning 
  • Will not be entering the U.S. for any of their course work 

IMPORTANT: International students who enroll entirely in online learning are not eligible to obtain (or retain) a student visa (I-20 eligibility). For clarification, visit Center for Global Engagement.


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 the Office of Admissions. Applicants normally receive a response within three weeks of all application materials, including:

  1. Completed application
  2. Application fee: $25.00 (U.S.) non-refundable
  3. Official transcripts
  4. Official TOEFL, IELTS, or ELS scores (unless exempt)

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: $25.00 (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
    • APPLICANTS who have earned 24 (or more) transferable hours must submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Typically, no other academic transcripts are required.
    • APPLICANTS who have earned fewer than 24 transferable hours must submit official (or school certified) transcripts of ALL academic records (secondary and post-secondary).

    To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the school attended to:

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

    Request certified copies »

    NOTE: Transferable hours are restricted to courses in which the applicant earned a grade of C or higher, and courses at the 100-level (and above) from an accredited college or university outside the United States or regionally accredited colleges or universities within the United States. Credits from nationally accredited colleges or universities within the United States will not transfer.

  • 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 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 
Second summer session.... May 15


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