International Student Admissions

It is important that you provide all the necessary documents in order to process your application for admission as an international student to Alliant International University. Please check the following list to make sure you have included everything needed for your enrollment:

For Prospective Undergraduate Students

  1. A completed application. (linked to application)
  2. You must submit official, translated transcripts and results from an educational credential evaluation service agency for all high schools and colleges attended. The evaluation must include U.S. semester credit and grade equivalent for each course and U.S. grade point average. To locate an agency go to: www.naces.org
  3. The minimum grade point average (GPA) requirement for undergraduate admission is a cumulative 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required for non-native speakers. Students whose native language is not English are required to show English proficiency by taking the TOEFL and submitting an official test score report with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 80 (Internet-Based). If your native language is not English and your official TOEFL score is 549/212/79 (Internet-Based) or lower, or you have not taken the TOEFL, you will be required to take the University’s English Proficiency Examination. Alliant also requires a minimum score of 5 or higher on the TWE. Some programs may require higher scores. Please contact TOEFL directly to request an official score report; Alliant’s TOEFL code is 4039.
  5. Complete the Undergraduate Financial Certification Form – (PDF), and provide an original bank letter showing cash availability and/or letter of sponsorship, as appropriate in your case. No photocopies of financial certification documents will be accepted. The form must be completed with the student’s and sponsor’s signature. This requirement does not apply to permanent residents (resident aliens). Students accompanied by other family members must certify additional U.S. funds per year for each dependent.
  6. Transfer Verification Form (PDF) if you are presently attending an institution in the United States. DHS (Department of Homeland Security) regulations require that you maintain full-time student status while in the U.S. on a student visa.
    Note: Transfer credit will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions after admission. As a general rule, course work transferred from an accredited institution earned with a grade of “C” or better (on the Alliant International University grading scale) and comparable to the academic course work offered by Alliant International University will be eligible for transfer to the student’s academic program at Alliant International University. Final official transcripts are required to prepare transfer credit evaluations.

Alliant reserves the right to require further certification of finances or advance payment of tuition and fees from students whose funds originate in countries where severe currency restrictions exist.

For questions or additional information, contact our office at 866-U-ALLIANT (866-825-5426).

For Prospective Graduate Students

  1. English proficiency
    Any graduate applicant who has not been residing in the US or an English-speaking country since the age of 13 must submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from the Educational Testing Service (ETS), even if the applicant is now a United States citizen or permanent resident. The following are requirements for English Proficiency: The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the Test of Written English (TWE) may be required for non-native speakers. Students whose native language is not English or who have not earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited U.S. higher education institution are required to show English proficiency by taking the TOEFL. Alliant International University requires a minimum TOEFL score of 80 for the internet based test, a score of 213 for the computer-based test or a score of 550 for the paper based test. Alliant also requires a minimum score of 5 or higher on the TWE, if required. Please contact TOEFL directly at toefl.org, to request an official score report; Alliant’s TOEFL code is 4039. Alliant will accept IELTS scores of 6.0 or above, or another approved test of English proficiency with scores equivalent to the TOEFL score minimums. Some academic programs may allow students who do not meet the English proficiency criteria to be enrolled.  Please note that academic performance at Alliant may reveal the necessity for further English language study by any student. The University reserves the right to make the final determination of a student’s English proficiency in all cases.
  2. All international students must carry a full course load at Alliant.
  3. Copy of your passport.
  4. Transcript Evaluation: International students must submit official, translated transcripts and results from an educational credential evaluation service agency. The evaluation must include degree equivalency to a 4-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, US semester credit and grade equivalent for each course, and US grade point average. Any graduate level courses and/or degrees should also be included in the evaluation. To locate an agency, go to www.naces.org.
  5. Evidence of Financial Support: If you are not a US citizen and have not been classified by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services as a permanent resident, you must provide evidence of financial support for your studies by submitting the Alliant International Student Financial Certification Form, which is available from the Alliant Admissions Processing Center upon request. This financial guarantee must be signed by the sponsor, if applicable, and certified by a bank official. A bank statement is also requested.
  6. Graduate Financial Certification Form: U.S. immigration law prohibits waiver of the financial guarantee. The financial guarantee certifies that sufficient funds are available for a student (and dependents if applicable) for study at the University for at least one academic year; and, barring unforeseen circumstances, that adequate funding will be available from the same or equally dependable sources for subsequent years for the full course of study. Without this certified information, the I-20 form or IAP-66 form cannot be issued. The financial guarantee must be current within one year of the student’s start date at the University.
  7. International students who have been accepted to Alliant must transmit payment for a minimum of one full-time semester before an I-20 will be issued. This amount will be calculated using the tuition and fee schedule. In the event that a student is unable to attend Alliant, the advance payment will be refunded.

Alliant reserves the right to require further certification of finances or advance payment of tuition and fees from students whose funds originate in countries where severe currency restrictions exist.

For questions or additional information, contact our Admissions Office at 866-U-ALLIANT (866-825-5426).