Freshman Admission Requirements

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

Required Application Materials

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

1. Completed Indiana State University application

  • Complete and submit the online university 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.
  • 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.
  • When completing your address on your application, your permanent address must be your home country address, even if you are currently residing in the United States. Do not list the United States address of a friend or relative.

2. Indiana State University application fee: $65.00 (U.S.) non-refundable.  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.

3. Official transcripts and credential evaluation.  The credential evaluation process can take several weeks to complete, and we strongly urge you to begin the process as early as possible.  Your application will not be complete until we have received all of your academic credentials.

  • Please submit official or attested academic transcripts from all secondary school and university/post-secondary institutions attended.  Secondary documents must include three consecutive years of completed coursework.  Your records should also include any courses currently in progress.  Please upload documents in the "supplemental materials" link in the online admission application.  You might be required to submit additional documentation to ensure full evaluation.
  • If your school/institution does not provide official academic records in English, your native language academic records must be translated into English by an official translation agency.
  • We do accept credential evaluation reports from these select members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

4. Affidavit of financial support

5. Original current bank statement must be mailed directly from issuing bank to Indiana State University.

6. Official TOEFL (code 1322), IELTS, Interlink, or ELS scores (unless exempt) must be sent directly from testing center to Indiana State University. Required Scores »

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.

For affidavit of financial support and copy of passport, you can submit the electronic copy in the "supplemental materials" tab in the online admission application.

NOTE: All academic and supplemental documents that are submitted to Indiana State University become property of Indiana State University and will not be released.

Indiana State University mailing address is:

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