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International Student Admissions

International First Time College/Graduate Student

A student who has never been admitted to a degree program at Shaw University or any other post secondary institution of higher education.

The following documents are required for admission consideration:

  1. An official Shaw University application. On-line applicationsare preferred, but a paper application with an original signature and notary seal will also be accepted.
  2. A non-refundable US $40 application fee. Cashier’s Check or Money Order only. Application fees are not waived.

APPLICATION DEADLINES
» Fall Semester- May 30
» Spring Semester- October 30

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» University Tuition & Fees
» Course Catalogs
» Financial Aid
» Scholarships

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  1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Test (ACT) or TOEFL  scores (undergraduate applicants only). Graduate applicants should submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) test scores.
  2. All Certified documentation of exit examinations, high school transcript, official certified final secondary school records, or mark sheets originating from outside of the United States must be sent to World Education Services, Global Credential Evaluators or Educational Credential Evaluators for an official evaluation.
    World Education Services 
    PO Box 5087 Bowling Green Station
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    www.wes.org  
    Educational Credential Evaluators
    PO Box 514070
    Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
    www.ece.org
    Global Credential Evaluators
    PO Box 9203
    College Station, TX 77842
    www.gceus.com
  3. A complete, notarized Affidavit of Support mustbe completed by the student’s sponsor.
  4. Current monthly bank statements; if the statement is in a foreign currency, the US dollar equivalence and conversion rate must be clearly stated. The balance must meet or exceed the total cost of one year’s university attendance. A letter from the bank is not acceptable.
  5. A complete residential address in the country of origin must be shown on the application. PO Box only or commercial addresses are not acceptable.

International Transfer Students

A student who has completed studies at another college, university, junior college or community college may be considered for transfer admission. Transfer standards are as follows:

  • A minimum of 12 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Received a grade of C or better in all transferrable classes, particularly English and college level math courses.
  • An earned cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better from the institution you are transferring from.

The following items are required to be considered for admission:

  1. A complete Shaw University International application. Online applications are preferred, but a paper application with an original signature and notary seal will also be accepted.
  2. A non-refundable application fee of US$40 must be submitted. Cashier’s check or money order only. Application fees will not be waived.
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. If you have a transcript that originates from outside of the United States, an official English translation and evaluation must be completed by the World Education Services ( www.wes.org), Educational Credential Evaluators www.ece.orgor Global Credential Evaluators www.gceus.com at the student’s expense.
  4. A complete, notarized Affidavit of Support must be completed by the student’s sponsor. (link for affidavit of support should go here)
  5. Recent monthly bank statements; if the statement is in a foreign currency, the US dollar equivalence and conversion rate must be clearly stated. The balance must meet or exceed the total cost of one year’s university attendance. A letter from the bank is not acceptable.
  6. An official TOEFL score.

Transfer students from within the United States must do the following:

A student who has attended a post secondary institution within the United States or its territories may be considered for transfer as well. The minimum standards for admission as a transfer student within the United States are:

  • A minimum of 12 transferrable credits from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Received a grade of C or better in all transferrable classes, particularly English and college level math courses.
  • An earned cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better from the institution you are transferring from.
  1. A complete Shaw University International application. An online application is preferred, but a paper application with an original signature and notary seal will also be accepted.
  2. A non-refundable application fee of US $40 must be submitted. Cashier’s check or money order only. Application fees will not be waived.
  3. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. If you have a transcript that originates from outside of the United States, an official English translation and evaluation must be completed by the World education Services ( www.wes.org) at the student’s expense.
  4. A complete, notarized Affidavit of Support must be completed by the student’s sponsor. (link for affidavit of support should go here)
  5. Recent monthly bank statements; if the statement is in a foreign currency, the US dollar equivalence and conversion rate must be clearly stated. The balance must meet or exceed the total cost of one year’s university attendance. A letter from the bank is not acceptable.
  6. Color copy of your passport photo page and visa page.
  7. Copy of your current I-20. 

Mail all documents to:
Shaw University
Office of Admissions and Recruitment
Attn: International Student Admissions
118 East South Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Please note: Immigration form I-20, needed to obtain a student (F-1) visa, will not be issued until the applicant has, (1) paid the application fee (2) been officially accepted by the University, (3) paid tuition, room, board and fees, (4) Submitted vaccination records and (5) submitted a financial statement and affidavit of support indicating how expenses will be met while in attendance at the university.