International Students

International Undergraduate Admission Process

Valpo’s supportive faculty and inclusive community welcome international students. In 2018, students from 38 countries studied at Valpo. We know applying from overseas can be challenging, so we’ve made our admission process as simple and efficient as possible. Follow the steps below. If you have questions, contact us at or 001-219-464-5011.

We also welcome international students considering a graduate degree.
More information can be found here

We need the following documents to complete your undergraduate application:

  • Your Undergraduate Application to Valparaiso University
  • A copy of your passport
  • 3 (three) years of high school transcripts, with an English translation if they are in another language.
    We will accept unofficial transcripts for application review.
    *Official transcripts are required upon enrollment if it is not provided at the time of application
    • Your transcripts are considered official if:
      • They are sent directly from your guidance counselor or another high school official.
      • You bring them to campus in a sealed and stamped envelope that came directly from your high school.
      • They are sent directly from a credential evaluator, such as Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES) or similar.
      • They are provided by a government sponsoring organization or EducationUSA officer.
  • Test Scores and Proof of English Proficiency.
    If you are an international student and need a visa to study in the U.S., you must meet Valparaiso University’s English test requirement.
    • How to meet the English Test Requirement
      • Submit one of the following: SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS, iTEP, IGCSE A and O Levels, or International Baccalaureate (IB). You may submit more than one type of test on your application
      • If you are a transfer student from a US college or university and have successfully completed 24 hours of credit, you have met our English test requirement
      • If you have completed 2 years and will graduate/have graduated from a high school in the United States, you have met our English test requirement
      • If you have received an A or B on the English exam for IGCSE A/O levels, you have met our English test requirement.
      • If your country of permanent residence is the United Kingdom (UK) or Australia we will waive your English test requirement.
      • Valparaiso University has several University to University partnerships. Only through these partnerships students may meet English proficiency through an agreed upon memorandum of understanding (MoU).
      • Valparaiso University International Admissions is currently accepting the Duolingo Test (which you can take online in your home) due to COVID-19 virus testing center closures. We understand these closures may impact you and make it difficult to meet English proficiency test requirements for admission at this time.

The following are acceptable scores:

  • SAT (Reading & Writing score minimum of 500)
  • ACT (English score minimum of 24)
  • TOEFL (75 iBT minimum)
  • IELTS (6.0 minimum) must be less than 2 years old for validation.
  • iTEP (3.8 or higher)
  • PTE (56 or higher)
  • GCE or GCSE (A/O Levels) English exam (Grade of A or B)
  • IB Higher Level English Exam (Score of 5, 6, or 7, or grade A or B)
  • Duolingo (100 or higher) in light of COVD-19 (subject to change) Scores must be sent through Duolingo which is free. We will not accept PDF copies of score reports and we will validate your scores through Duolingo
  • Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center. Conditional admission may be available for select students who have not yet met our English Proficiency requirements.

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