The University of Charleston considers an international applicant to be anyone that is not a U.S. Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen. The University of Charleston has a rolling admissions process, this means that students can apply at any time. However, international applicants should keep in mind that the student visa interview process can take a significant amount of time to complete. It is recommend that international applicants complete the application process at least six weeks prior to the beginning of the desired semester. Please find all necessary documents and links below to aid in the application process.
A transfer student is an applicant who has earned 12 or more college-level credits (generally, courses numbered 100 and above) at another institution
Upon admission international applicants will need to submit further documentation in order to receive an I-20, application for a student visa.
To pay by credit card:
To submit payments via wire transfer:
The following immunizations are required:
All full-time international students must provide documentation of having had a Tuberculin Skin (PPD) or T-spot Test to screen for tuberculosis (TB) within six months prior to enrollment in the university regardless of prior BCG immunizations. If the results of either test are positive, a chest x-ray is required. A student may request a waiver from tuberculin skin testing if the student is from a country that has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control as having low prevalence of tuberculosis.
Verify your health insurance policy. All international students are required to have international insurance. The University of Charleston offers insurance through the school which you may choose. If you opt to use your own insurance policy, the minimum requirements below must be verified in writing either through the policy or by written confirmation from the insurance provider. Please note that an insurance policy is not considered submitted until you receive confirmation from the Assistant Director of International Enrollment.
Minimum requirements for an insurance policy:
International student athletes, though covered by a separate policy during season in the event of sports-related injuries, are not exempt from having to purchase the University of Charleston health insurance plan (or provide proof of coverage).