International Admissions

You are welcome here!

International students from every corner of the globe choose St. Ambrose for our challenging academic programs, safe campus, location to major cities, and our focus on teaching.

They also choose SAU because we are a welcoming, inclusive, and active community. Our International Student Services staff can help with your course schedule, answer questions about housing, and share stories over a cup of coffee. They guide you from the minute you become an Ambrosian to the day you graduate.

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Application Instructions

Undergraduate and Transfer

Send your application materials:

  1. Application (no fee, completed online). If you do not have a Social Security Number, leave that field blank.
  2. Send evidence of your Grade Point Average equivalent with your official international transcripts. Admitted students must have at least a 2.5 out of 4.0 CGPA. If we cannot evaluate your transcripts, you may need an external agency to complete the evaluation.
  3. Send official copies of test scores, showing evidence of proficiency in English.
  4. Send a scanned copy of your passport photo page and immigration documents, including:
    • your U.S. visa
    • both sides of your I-94
    • your current I-20 (if you are in the U.S. on a visa).
  5. Send a Declaration of Finances Form (on the Tuition and Scholarships page) along with proof of funding via email.
What happens next?

International Admissions reviews your application.

If you are accepted, we'll confirm any academic scholarships that you have been awarded. These awards are automatic and do not need a separate application.

You will also receive a packet (in the mail) that includes an I-20 document.

Graduate

Application deadlines are determined by each graduate program.

Send the following application materials to be considered for admission into a graduate program:

1. Application (no fee, completed online). If you do not have a Social Security Number, leave that field blank.

2. Evidence of your Grade Point Average equivalent with your official international transcripts. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 out of 4.0 CGPA. If we cannot evaluate your transcripts, you may need an external agency to complete the evaluation.

  • If you have completed undergraduate coursework in the U.S., we need official transcripts from those institutions.
  • If any part of your undergraduate education was outside the U.S., then we also need evidence of the Grade Point Average (GPA) equivalent from that coursework. This may need to be evaluated by an external source (see below). For those who have individual requirements on how the GPA equivalent is obtained, we will work with the graduate programs.

3. Official copies of test scores, showing evidence of proficiency in English.

4. A scanned copy of your passport photo page and immigration documents, including:

  • your U.S. visa
  • both sides of your I-94
  • your current I-20 (if you are in the U.S. on a visa).

5. A Declaration of Finances Form (on the Tuition and Scholarships page) along with proof of funding (send via email).

6. Any other requirements set by the graduate program.

2021-22 Tuition and Scholarships

Undergraduate and Transfer

Undergraduate and Transfer
Full-time (12-18 credits): $33,290/year
Fees: $280/year plus $75 for matriculation

Scholarships
Academic scholarships available currently range from $12,000 to $17,000 per year.

SAU also offers additional scholarships for art, music, theatre, and athletics. We have many international student-athletes who are contributing and growing their skills as valued team players.

See Cost of Attending for complete details

Graduate

Graduate
Tuiotion rates vary by program. Visit the program page for tuition and fee details.

Fees: $280/year

Graduate Assistantships
Most graduate programs offer graduate or departmental assistantships, which might include stipends or tuition benefits.

Graduate assistantships typically contribute 20 hours of work each week, and their appointments may be anywhere on campus, including these examples:

  • Research with College of Business faculty members
  • Handle public relations with the sports media
  • Organize Wellness and Recreation activities and events
  • Coordinate and develop student activities

To learn more about a graduate assistantship opportunity or inquire about open positions, please contact Human Resources or visit the Human Resources site where assistantships are posted.

See Cost of Attending for complete details

Convert Your Credits

External Evaluation List

Some students will need to complete an external evaluation in order to convert previous earned university credits to the U.S. system.

You can use any of the following credential evaluation services:

SpanTran: The Evaluation Company
2400 Augusta Drive, Suite 451
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-266-8805
SAU Application for Evaluation
www.spantran.com
intake@spantran.com

World Education Services
P.O. Box 11623
Chicago, IL  60611-0623
(800) 937-3898
(312) 222-0882
Fax: (312) 222-1217
www.wes.org
info@wes.org

Foundation for International Services
505 - 5th Avenue South, Suite 101
Edmonds, WA 98020
(425) 248-2255
Fax: (425) 248-2262
www.fis-web.com
info@fis-web.com

International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
Credentials Evaluation Service
P.O. Box 3665
Culver City, CA  90231
(310) 258-9451
Fax: (310) 342-7086
www.ierf.org
info@ierf.org

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI  53203-3470
(414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
www.ece.org
Lmarinez@ece.org

Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, Inc.
P.O. Box 6908
Beverly Hills, CA  90212
(310) 275-3530
Fax: (310) 275-3528
www.acei1.com

Educational Records Evaluation Service
601 University Avenue, Suite 127
Sacramento, CA  95825
(916) 921-0790
Fax: (916) 921-0793
www.eres.com
edu@eres.com

Contact


International Admissions
Admissions and Welcome Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
+1-563-333-6308
WhatsApp: +1-571-789-1596
international@sau.edu

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