Application Guide for International Students Complete the checklist below when you apply to Hamline University. 1. International Student Application Complete an application using the Common Application for no fee. Apply to Hamline 2. Teacher Recommendation Form Have at least one letter of recommendation describing your academic and leadership record and potential from your guidance counselor and/or an academic teacher sent directly to Hamline. Download a Teacher Recommendation Form 3. Academic Records Transcripts: Submit official or certified copies of academic records from all secondary schools and colleges or universities which you have attended. If your academic records are not in English, you must have them translated into English by a certified public translator. Official high school diploma or certificate of graduation from high school: If you are still completing high school, you can send this document later upon your graduation. Official college or university transcripts (transfer students only): Submit official or certified copies of academic records from all colleges or universities which you have attended. If your academic records are not in English, you must have them translated into English by a certified public translator. Transferring from within U.S. At least one year of full-time college coursework: Submit all transcripts from every post-secondary institution attended. Transcripts should be sent to Hamline directly from your school's registrar. Less than one year of full-time college course work: In addition to the above, please have your official high school transcripts and official test scores sent to Hamline directly. Transferring from outside U.S. Students requesting transfer of credit for courses taken at universities outside of the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an expert Academic Credential Evaluator in the United States. For more information, please see www.ece.org or www.wes.org. 4. Test Scores Please submit one of the following test scores: ACT or SAT scores: These may be listed on your official transcript sent to Hamline by your high school. Language proficiency scores: All international students whose schooling was not taught in English must pass a language proficiency test. Accepted tests and pass scores are as followed: TOEFL: 550 on paper-based exam 213 on computer-based exam 79 on iBT IELTS: 6.5 or above Global Language Institute: Advanced level and faculty recommendation If you do not have or meet the minimum test scores, you can be admitted to Hamline University by enrolling in Global Language Institute’s (GLI) Intensive English Language Program located near Hamline University. International students must submit to GLI and Hamline University all of the required application materials and supporting documentation with the exception of required proof of English ability. Conditional admission is offered for students who currently do not meet the English language proficiency requirement. Academically qualified students will be admitted to Hamline University after successful completion of English language studies at Global Language Institute, located in St. Paul, near Hamline University. Students who successfully complete GLI's advanced level courses and receive faculty recommendation may transfer directly to Hamline University. Global Language Institute students who are admitted to Hamline University will receive a $5,000 scholarship. 5. Evidence of Financial Support You must submit documentary evidence of the amount of financial support that will be available to you. Financial documents should be official and not older than three months. This may be submitted at the time of admission. View Requirements for Financial Documents 6. Passport Copy A copy of the photo page of your passport and visa page (if you have one) must be submitted. Application Deadlines: Fall November 1 - Early Decision*December 1 - Priority DeadlineMay 1 - Final Application Deadline**May 1 - Deposit Deadline*This is a binding deadline, for more information regarding the Early Decision Agreement, please contact your admission counselor, Paula Brugge, at firstname.lastname@example.org. **Applicants who are transferring an F-1 visa from another U.S. college or university may be considered for admission after final deadlines. Spring: September 15 - Priority Deadline November 15 - Final Deadline*November 15 - Deposit Deadline *Applicants who are transferring an F-1 visa from another U.S. college or university may be considered for admission after final deadlines.