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Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admission Steps

  1. Complete the Online Application for Admission.
  2. E-mail to inform us that you have completed the application.
  3. Pay the non-refundable $50 Application fee – make payment using the number 999999 since you do not currently have a SWOSU ID number.
    1. If paying with a currency other than U.S. dollars, visit the International Tuition Payments page.
    2. Fees may be paid by a person living the United States. Please e-mail for instructions for making this payment.

Documents Required for Undergraduate International Students

  1. Secondary School (High School) transcript – translated into English if necessary
    1. If a student has completed university-level coursework outside the United States and wishes to transfer that coursework to SWOSU, it must first be evaluated “course-by-course” by a credential evaluation company such as WES or ECE or GCE. (Click on the company name to access their website.)
  2. Official college transcripts for transfer students who have earned college credit while in the United States
    1. If a student has completed at least 24 credit hours at a college in the United States, documents number 4 and 5 are not required.
  3. English proficiency test score: IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 61
    1. If you do not have an official score or you do not meet the minimal score required, apply for ESL Admission at The Language Company Center located on our campus.
    2. If you have a recent TOEFL score of at least 48 or an IELTS score of at least 5.0 you may study at The Language Company Centerfor 12 additional weeks to meet this requirement without taking the test again.
    3. You may also submit a test score at least 500 on the Institutional TOEFL test given at SWOSU.
  4. Submission of an official ACT or SAT score for students below the age of 21 (no predetermined minimum score). 
  5. Certification of financial resources equal to at least $21,108 (U.S. currency) per year (two semesters). Use the Undergraduate Certification of Financial Resources form to calculate. Recent bank statements showing debits and credits and a final balance must also be uploaded to confirm that the funds committed on the certification are available.
  6. Copy of photograph page of passport
  7. Copy of visa, I-20, and I-94 if currently attending a USA university