International Undergraduate Student Application
How to submit your application
Our passion to prepare the next generation of global leaders naturally extends to our international undergraduate students who enhance our diverse student body. We know that traveling overseas to earn your degree is both exciting and uniquely challenging as an international student. Our admission team at Hamline wants to make applying as streamlined as possible.
We offer two ways to apply. Our two online options include utilizing the Hamline Application or Common Application.
International undergraduate applicants are students coming from outside the US to pursue their college degrees at Hamline, whether as first-year or transfer students.
- Applicants can transfer up to 64 credits of college-level coursework from high school, including 20 credits from AP or IB programs. Visit transferring credits for more information.
- Hoping to get your graduate degree at Hamline? We have a separate page dedicated to international graduate students.
To get started, go through the application checklist and begin preparing the necessary materials. If you have any questions, we’re here to help at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both your application and deposit must be submitted by the final deadline for each term. Applicants transferring an F-1 visa from another US college or university may be considered for admission after May 1 or November 15.
|Admission term||Admission type||Deadline|
|Fall term||Priority||December 1|
|Fall term||Final deadline||May 1|
|Spring term||Priority||September 15|
|Spring term||Final deadline||November 15|
Want to start your first year at Hamline as an international student? Let the adventure begin here.
If you’re interested in transferring here and experiencing college life in the United States, we’re a great place for that.
Already using the Common App? Simply add Hamline to your My Colleges list to start applying.
Application checklist for international undergraduate students
We know that applying to any university involves filling out many forms and documents, and when you’re an international student, there’s even extra work to be done! To make the application process as easy as possible, we’ve put together a list of materials that you’ll need to be considered for admission.
It’s free to apply to Hamline as an international student. Whether you’re a first-year or transfer student, you can use our online Hamline Application; or for those who are applying to multiple schools, you can apply through our Common App.
- Submit official or certified copies of all academic records from secondary schools and colleges or universities you’ve attended
- If you’re still a high school student, you can send your official High School Diploma or Certificate of Graduation once you graduate
- Any documents that aren’t in English should be translated by a certified public translator
Transferring from within the US
Submit official or certified copies of academic records from all colleges or universities you have attended. If your academic records are not in English, you must have them translated into English by a certified public translator.
For those with at least one year of full-time college coursework:
- Submit all transcripts from every postsecondary institution attended
- Transcripts should be sent to Hamline directly from your school's registrar
For those with less than one year of full-time college coursework:
- In addition to the above, please have your official high school transcripts and official test scores sent to Hamline directly.
Whether you're applying as a first-year or transfer student, you must demonstrate proficiency in English to be considered for admission to any of our programs. If you've completed all your secondary school/high school in a country where English is not the language of instruction, you can demonstrate proficiency by taking one of the exams and earning the minimum required scores.
SAT or ACT Scores
These may be listed on your official transcript sent to Hamline by your high school.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
a) Internet-based test (iBT): 79 or better
b) Paper-based test (completed prior to October 2017): 550 or better
c) Revised paper-delivered test (completed in October 2017 or later): 60 or better
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
Examination (academic modules): 6.5 or better band score
ELS Language Center
Graduation from Level 112
105 or better
Have at least one letter of recommendation sent directly to Hamline by your guidance counselor or academic teacher. We recommend asking them to describe your academic achievements, leadership record, and potential for success in college. The paper forms section below includes a downloadable teacher recommendation form.
If you’re using the Common App, your counselor should submit the counselor recommendation.
You must submit documentary evidence of the amount of financial support that will be available to you. Please review the current Affidavit of Financial Support (this will be emailed to you) for details about the cost of attendance for international undergraduate students. Financial documents should be official and not older than three months. These may be submitted at the time of admission.
Double-check the admission deadlines at the top of this page to make sure you submit your application on time.
To confirm enrollment, admitted applicants must submit a $400 deposit that credits toward tuition. Deposits need to be postmarked by May 1, the National Reply Date.
What do we look for?
At Hamline, we’re seeking bold, passionate, and purpose-driven students who want to make an impact. Our admission requirements ensure that applicants have developed the writing, speaking, reasoning, and study skills to be successful in college. The two most important criteria we evaluate are high school course selection and performance in academic subjects. We also look at class rank, test scores (if submitted), recommendations, and other indicators of academic achievement or leadership ability.
If you haven’t completed the recommended coursework requirements but show academic aptitude, you’re still invited to submit your credentials for consideration. In addition to requested application materials, some applicants may be asked to provide the results of additional coursework and/or complete an admission interview.
Hamline doesn’t discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Diversity strengthens us, bringing new and unique perspectives to our community. We welcome applicants from nontraditional backgrounds, first-generation students, and military students or veterans.
- Four years of English
- Three years of mathematics
- Three years of science with laboratory experience
- Three years of social science
- High school course selection
- Performance in academic subjects
- Class rank
- SAT/ACT/English test scores and recommendations
- Leadership and extracurricular activities
- College readiness, motivation, and maturity
- Admission interview (if applicable)
Scholarships for admitted students
These range from $4,000 to $22,000 and are awarded at the time of admission based on the academic records that students present in their application. Hamline does not offer need-based scholarships to international students.
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