• International Student Admission

    International Student Admission

    Students from around the world find a home at Hamline. Admission requirements for international students vary based the program: use the links below to get more information and to apply.

    Degree Seeking

    Undergraduate admission information for international students
    Graduate admission information for international students
    Law admission
    Post-baccalaureate program admission

    Non-Degree Seeking

    Exchange programs (semester or year)
    Short-term summer programs

    Acceptance to Hamline

    Once you apply, the admission office will review your application for approval. If you are accepted, please see the pre-arrival information page for further instructions regarding travel, housing, airport pickups, and more. If you have any questions after being accepted to the university please contact the International and Off-Campus Programs office.

    Transferring Your SEVIS Record

    If you are currently engaged in OPT after completing an undergraduate degree in the US or simply transferring from another university, you must take into consideration the release of your SEVIS record. Please note that the earlier international application deadline does not apply to international students who are already in the US on an F-1 visa type. You will need to first apply to your respective school for admission.

    If admitted, the international office at your previous institution must complete the F-1 Transfer History form provided by the admissions office. The SEVIS transfer date is very important, as you will no longer be able to work under CPT or OPT after your SEVIS record has been released to Hamline. Working after the transfer date and without Hamline's approval is a violation of your visa status.

    Students are not allowed to work full-time on OPT and be enrolled full-time in any Hamline degree seeking program. Until your I-20 has been transferred, you are not allowed to start your classes at Hamline University. To ensure a smooth transfer process, please discuss any international travel plans near your SEVIS release date with the International and Off-Campus Programs office, as this may affect your ability to re-enter the country. All students, including those who have previously attended a US institution are required to attend Hamline's international student orientation.