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Undergraduate/Bachelor's Degree Checklist

  1. Apply

    Submit your application with the $35 application fee.

    Submit your application

    • Winter 2018

      • Application Deadline: October 23, 2017
      • Final I-20 Shipping (Abroad): November 27, 2017
      • Transfer I-20 Deadline: December 15, 2017
      • Classes Start: January 3, 2018
    • Summer I 2018

      • Application Deadline: February 26, 2018
      • Final I-20 Shipping (Abroad): March 26, 2018
      • Transfer I-20 Deadline: April 25, 2018
      • Classes Start: May 2, 2018
    • Summer II 2018

      • Application Deadline: April 10, 2018
      • Final I-20 Shipping (Abroad): May 15, 2018
      • Transfer I-20 Deadline: June 14, 2018
      • Classes Start: June 22, 2018 (must enroll in full-time course load)
  2. Official Transcripts

    High School students: Submit official high school/secondary transcript with English translation (students cannot do their own translations) in an official, school-sealed envelope. We are unable to return documents to the applicant regardless of the admission decision. If your high school only issues one set of original transcripts, please contact our office regarding how to proceed.

    Transfer & Second Bachelors students: All international post­ secondary transcripts must be submitted directly to Educational Perspectives using the detailed, course-by-course report option (allow 2-4 weeks for evaluation completion) at edperspective .org/emich.

  3. English Proficiency

    Official test scores must be sent directly to Eastern Michigan University from the following testing agencies: TOEFL (school code: 1201), IELTS, MELAB, or PTE. Student score reports or copies are not acceptable. Students who would prefer to take the ACT or SAT (school code: 1201) may submit these exams in lieu of an English proficiency test. Some students may be eligible for a ESL testing waiver based on prior academic experience -- contact International Admissions to confirm your waiver eligibility.

    Students testing below our minimum requirements and requiring a student visa will be enrolled directly in our Intensive English Program (IEP). The student will receive an updated I-20 for their degree program after completion of the IEP. Full admission minimum test scores can be found below:

    • SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing Subscore (EBRW): 480
    • ACT English Subscore: 19
    • TOEFL: 61 iBT
    • IELTS: 6.0
    • MELAB: 72
    • PTE: 44
  4. Financial Statement of Responsibility

    This form is for F1 or F3 applicants who are required to demonstrate the ability to cover all expenses while attending EMU.

  5. Documentation

    Official documentation of available funds demonstrates the ability to pay for one academic year of study in United States Dollars (USD). Approved forms of financial documentation must be liquid in nature such as: savings/checking accounts, certificates of deposits (CDs), and U.S. based money market account with immediate withdraw into U.S. dollars.

    Once academically admitted, SACM students will be provided with an admission letter to submit to SACM in order to receive an official financial guarantee.

  6. Passports and VISAs

    Fl/Jl applicants: Submit copies of ALL passports & United States VISAs to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at

    Permanent Resident applicants: Submit copy of Green Card/ Permanent Residence Card.

    H4 applicants: Submit copy of VISA, primary's VISA & employment verification letter.

    Is your visa type not listed? Contact International Admissions for more information.

  7. FLET Form

    For Transfer applicants only. Required for students transferring SEVIS record from another U.S. institution. Submit to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at

  8. Order I-20 Shipment

    Have you been admitted to Eastern Michigan University? The final step to confirm your admission is to order the shipment of your I-20 document. 

    Instructions for receiving your I-20 from Eastern Michigan University:

    • Register and activate your account at University Express Mail Services. Registration and activation of your account is free.
    • Click the “Receive” option.
    • Type “Eastern Michigan University” in the search box, or select it from the drop down list.
    • Select “Eastern Michigan University” and then "Continue."
    • Select the specific university department “Office of International Admissions” and then "Continue."
    • Complete the shipping form, using your student ID (E00000000), and select "Ship/Quote."

    Note: PO Box addresses are generally not preferred by express carriers. If entering a PO Box address, be sure you provide the complete physical address where the PO Box is located in order to avoid delays or failed shipment. On the confirmation page, check your shipment details.

    • On the same page, complete the credit card information form.
    • Select "Confirm" to advance to the shipment summary page.
    • Eastern Michigan University will automatically be notified by University Express Mail Services (eShipGlobal) that you have requested your documents via express mail. You can track the shipment using the tracking number provided.
    • Receive your documents in 3-5 business days from the date of mailing.

    If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the “Help” link on the website for step by step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please e-mail

    Are you currently located in the United States? If you would prefer to pick up your I-20 document from the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS), please contact