International Students

Applications are accepted from prospective international students in the following categories:

  • U.S. citizens living abroad
  • Non-U.S. citizens living in the United States as a permanent resident or on one of the following visas: H-1B, L-1, J-2, TN, R-1, or Dependent. Applicants with F-2 or M-2 visas may be considered for part-time study only.

Valparaiso University currently does not accept applications from non-U.S. citizens residing outside the United States or non-U.S. citizens residing in the United States on an F-1 student visa.

In addition to the admission requirements, applicants who are non-U.S. citizens must provide the following:

  • Academic Records: Certified, official bachelor’s degree-bearing transcript (both original and English translations). The undergraduate transcript should indicate the degree earned.
  • Proof of English Proficiency, if your native language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (paper version), 230 (computer-based), or Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) score of at least 80; or a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.0. For information on the TOEFL, visit For information on the IELTS, visit