Application Requirements

Application Requirements

The materials required for admission as an international student are listed below:

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  1. International Online Application
  2. $25.00 Application Fee: The fee may be paid by credit card (credit card information will be entered online once you submit your online application) or by a dollar check drawn on a U.S. bank or an international money order obtainable from banks or American Express offices. All transactions must be in U.S. funds and made payable to Mansfield University.
  3. A copy of your passport
  4. A copy of your Permanent Residency Card (if you have one)
  5. A certified copy of your secondary school transcript, accompanied by a certified English translation if the original is not in English. Certified copies must be prepared by a school or education ministry official, bear the original seal and signature of the preparer, and be mailed directly to the Admissions Office. Please do not send your only original.
  6. Applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to submit official results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam, or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). A TOEFL score of 65 on the internet-based exam, or 5.5 IELTS indicate sufficient English proficiency.
  7. Applicants from countries where English is the official language must submit the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). If transferring from an accredited American institution of higher education, a grade of "C" or higher in standard (i.e. Non-remedial or ESL) college level English Composition will satisfy proficiency requirements.
  8. Applicants must submit a written personal statement or essay. The personal statement gives us a chance to get an individual impression of you, an insight that is not possible to be gained through the grades and numbers that make up the remainder of our application.
  9. many studentsA completed Financial Certification Insert Form demonstrating the availability of at least $35,600 for each regular academic year. Please print out the form, complete the information, and return it by mail or email.
  10. Financial Documents: U.S. law mandates that international students prove that they can support their estimated annual cost. Students must submit an original certified letter from the sponsor and the sponsor’s bank indicating the amount of money available to the student.
  11. W-8BEN form Please complete Section I only, and sign and date the bottom of the form.
  12. Transfer applicants should also request that original language transcripts, accompanied by certified English translations, be sent directly to the admission office by an official from each college or university previously attended. These records should also be sent to a certified credential evaluation service ( or with a request that the evaluation results be mailed directly to the admissions office.
  13. We strongly encourage applicants to submit applications and all required documentation at least three (3) months prior to their desired date of entry into Mansfield University of Pennsylvania. This will allow adequate time for the processing of your application and documents required for entry into the United States.
  14. If you are applying for our music program, you must complete an audition.  Click here for more information.

Once all of these documents are received, and if you are admitted to Mansfield University, you will be issued the immigration I-20, which you will use to apply for a student visa through the American consulate.

If you have questions about the process, email us at