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Undergraduate/Bachelor's Degree Checklist

  1. Apply

    Submit your application with the $35 application fee.

    Submit your application

    • 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)
    • Fall 2018

      • Application Deadline: June 15, 2018
      • Final I-20 Shipping (Abroad): July 30, 2018
      • Transfer I-20 Deadline: August 29, 2018
      • Classes Start: September 5, 2018
    • Winter 2019

      • Application Deadline: October 22, 2018
      • Final I-20 Shipping (Abroad): December 3, 2018
      • Transfer I-20 Deadline: December 21, 2018
      • Classes Start: January 7, 2019
  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: Effective January 22, 2018, all international, post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of the following four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

    These evaluation services are accredited through NACES, an association of independent, nongovernmental organizations providing credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States.

    Once the transcript evaluation is completed, both the transcript evaluation report and the international credentials required for the evaluation must be submitted to Eastern Michigan University. These documents must be submitted directly from the transcript evaluation company or through Digitary Core, a secure method of transcript submission. If the student decides to use more than one transcript evaluation service from the approved list, the university will only use the first one received for making the admission decision and for transfer credit purposes.

    If you are admitted as a conditional senior to the Graduate School, you must submit the final international transcripts and degree certificate from your prior academic program as well as an official English translation to the Office of International Admissions to fulfill the condition. You do not need to submit these documents back to the evaluation company.

  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.