FOR FRESHMEN (first year students who have not attended a college or university before)

  • Online application
  • Writing Sample of at least 250 words (uploaded in the final section of the application)
  • High School transcript
    • Please make sure it includes an English translation, if in another language.
    • If you submit an unofficial copy, please make sure you submit an official copy on the first day of Orientation. An official copy is considered official if it meets one of these criteria:
      • Is sent directly from your guidance counselor or other high school official
      • Is brought to campus by you in a sealed and stamped envelope that came directly from your high school
      • Is sent directly from a credential evaluator, such as WES or ECE
      • Is sent directly from a government sponsoring organization or EducationUSA officer
    • Proof of English Proficiency, which can be demonstrated by one of the following:
      • TOEFL (80 iBT minimum)
      • IELTS (6.0 minimum)
      • SAT (Reading & Writing score of 500)
      • ACT (English score of 24)
      • GCE or GCSE English exam (Grade of A or B)
      • IB Higher Level English Exam (Score of 5, 6, or 7 or grade A or B)
      • Completion of Level 5 at the INTERLINK Language Center
      • Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center
      • Conditional admission is available for students who have not yet met our English Proficiency requirements.

Documents can be sent the following ways:

  • Uploaded by a guidance counselor, principal, or teacher via the Common Application or SendEDU portals
  • Sent via email to Laura.Coleman@valpo.edu
  • Faxed to 001-219-464-6898
  • Or mailed to 1620 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA.

 SAT and ACT scores are encouraged, but not required. If you would like to submit SAT scores, our school code is 1874. Our ACT code is 1256. Other materials (resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) are not required; however, we are happy to consider these items if submitted.

 After admission, students will be required to provide sufficient financial documentation in order to receive an I-20 for study in the USA.

 

FOR TRANSFERS (students who have previously attended a college or university)

  • Online application
  • Writing Sample of at least 250 words (uploaded in the final section of the application)
  • Official College/University transcript
    • If you attended a college/university in the USA: to be considered official your transcript must come directly from your college or university
    • If you attended a college or university in another country: to be considered official your transcript must come either directly from your college or university, an evaluation service such as WES or ECE, a government sponsoring organization, or an EducationUSA officer
    • All transcripts must be submitted in English or with English translations.
  • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Completion of at least 24 credit hours at a college or university in the USA
    • If you have NOT completed at least 24 credits in the USA, please submit one of the following:
      • TOEFL (80 iBT minimum)
      • IELTS (6.0 minimum)
      • SAT (Reading & Writing score of 500)
      • ACT (English score of 24)
      • GCE or GCSE English exam (Grade of A or B)
      • IB Higher Level English Exam (Score of 5, 6, or 7 or grade A or B)
      • Completion of Level 5 at the INTERLINK Language Center
      • Completion of Level 112 at an ELS Language Center
      • Conditional admission is available for students who have not yet met our English Proficiency requirements.

Documents can be sent the following ways:

  • Uploaded by a guidance counselor, principal, or teacher via the Common Application or SendEDU portals
  • Sent via email to Laura.Coleman@valpo.edu
  • Faxed to 001-219-464-6898
  • Or mailed to 1620 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA. 

Other materials (resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) are not required; however, we are happy to consider these items if submitted.

 After admission students will be required to provide sufficient financial documentation in order to receive an I-20 for study in the USA.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

All students are automatically considered for academic scholarships based on their application for admission and supporting documents. Students will be notified of any scholarship awards at the same time they are notified of their admission decision.

Need-based financial aid from Valparaiso University is not available to international students.

DEADLINES

The Office of Undergraduate Admission has a rolling admission deadline. We consider each student who applies individually and release their admission decision typically within a few weeks of receiving their application. We ask that students submit their application and supporting materials at least 2 months prior to the start of the semester.

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

For information about conditional admission please visit http://www.valpo.edu/admission/conditional-admission/.

HONOR CODE

Valparaiso University is proud to be one of a select few universities to operate under a student-run honor system. The Honor Code (“I have neither given or received, nor have I tolerated others’ use of unauthorized aid.”) was established in 1943 by students with the support of the faculty. Signing one’s name to the honor code not only ensures academic pride and integrity of oneself and others but also one’s commitment to a future composed of honest work and integrity.

In the spirit of Valparaiso’s Honor Code, be sure that all documents and information that you submit with your application are correct and accurate. You are responsible for everything that is submitted with your application, even if someone else helps you to complete it. Withholding or omitting information and documents or giving false information may make you ineligible for admission, subject to dismissal and/or be ineligible for transfer credit.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Laura Coleman, Associate Director for International Admission, at laura.coleman@valpo.edu or on Skype (id: Valpo.Laura).

Other Helpful Links:

Request More Information 

Plan a Visit to Valparaiso University

Office of International Programs

University Tuition & Fees

List of Academic Programs

Valparaiso University Graduate School (for students interested in Master’s programs)

Valparaiso University MBA Program

Valparaiso University Law School

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