Freshman Admission Requirements and Information
An applicant who is currently enrolled or has completed high school /secondary school in the United States or a foreign country, or already has a degree but is seeking another undergraduate degree.
Please submit required documents along with your application. Required materials for international undergraduate freshmen are:
- Complete online application form, please check the notes.
- A nonrefundable $45 (US) application fee.
- International academic credentials, including diploma/certificate/degree, and transcripts/mark sheet.
- Proof of English Proficiency.
- Photocopy of passport page showing Photo, Name, Date of Birth, citizenship, etc.
- Affidavit of Financial Support Form*
- Supporting Financial documents, e.g. bank statement.
For admission review and decision purposes, YSU will accept scanned or photocopy of all documents (See requirements for copied documents). Students who are admitted on the basis of scanned or photocopy documents must bring their official transcript and diploma to the International Programs Office for verification within their first semester of enrollment. When you bring your original documents, please be aware that all transcripts, academic records must be in sealed envelopes from original schools; Language test score reports must be sent directly from test center in separate, sealed envelopes to YSU International Admissions, International Programs office (YSU code 1975). All documents become the property of Youngstown State University and cannot be returned to the applicant, photocopied, or forwarded to another institution.
A HOLD will be placed on the student’s account preventing registration for future terms until verification of the original documents is completed.
Please note that we only accept online International Student Application. We are not longer accepting paper application form.
Please pay a nonrefundable $45 (US) application fee along with your online application, you may pay it here or use Flywire (click here for instruction). Please note your application will started to be reviewed and processed only after you complete the application fee.
3. International academic credentials: Complete, official academic record/grades from each high schools you previously attended. Including subjects studied, grades received and a key to the grading system. Submit your high school diploma or certificate if you have graduated from high school.
If an original transcript, mark sheet or diploma is difficult to obtain, a copy attested or certified by the school principal, the registrar or controller of examination is acceptable. All documents should be submitted in the original language in which they were issued along with certified translated copies; unless the institution that issues the documents does so in English. All academic documents may be submitted in sealed envelopes directly from the institution. YSU international undergraduate admissions require a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 based on US 4.00 scale.
4. Providing proof of English Proficiency. Please check English Proficiency Requirements. YSU institution code is 1975.
Please Note: Official ACT or SAT Test results are required ONLY for students that are first-year (freshman) applying to the Honor's Program, student athletes who must comply with NCAA eligibility requirements, and those who have attended a US high school or secondary school in another country that follows the US high school curriculum.
6. Evidence of sufficient financial resources to support the student, at least through the first year of studies. Applicants must completely fill out, scan and upload the Affidavit of Financial Support Form as a part of their application. Applicants must scan and upload the necessary supporting documents. Bank statements must be dated within 6 months of the date of application in US dollars. See the Financial Requirements page for detailed information. Please note that NO Certificate Eligibility /I-20 or DS2019 will be issued without evidence of sufficient financial support (these documents are required when applying for an F-1 or J-1 student visa from a US consulate). Students who are admitted on the basis of scanned documents must bring their original Bank Statements to the International Programs Office for verification within their first semester of enrollment.
We strongly recommend that you keep copies of all submitted materials
Your application is considered complete only if you have submitted all of the required materials listed above. It is reasonable to expect 10-14 business days to start the process of your application after it is competed. If you have not received any response after 14 business days, you may email email@example.com to check your application status.