Undergraduate International Admission Requirements

Please read the following information carefully to determine if you are considered an international applicant. If you have any questions, please contact us before you apply at international@castleton.edu.

For the purpose of admission, Castleton University defines “international applicants” as foreign nationals who hold or intend to hold any temporary non-immigrant visa/status in the U.S.A. These applicants must complete the international application. Note: Students who hold a non-immigrant visa/status and who attend U.S. high schools are considered international applicants. 

Applicants who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, pending permanent residency, political asylums, or refugees are considered “domestic applicants” and should refer to "how to apply".

To be considered for undergraduate admission to a Castleton University, an international applicant MUST submit:

  1. Completed International Application for Admission.
  2. Official diploma and transcript of your complete high school studies. If you have at least one year of full-time college studies (all post-secondary studies), your high school transcript is not required. Transfer credits must be evaluated by an accredited service. If the documents are written in a language other than English, complete and certified true English translations must be furnished together with the official documents in that language. Photocopies or other copies must be certified true. All academic transcripts must be signed by the appropriate school or government official and must include the seal of the school or the government. 
  3. If English is not your first language, a minimum 65 on iBT is required. IELTS can be taken instead of TOEFL, and a minimum score of 5.5 is required. Other English language assessments may be substituted with permission from Castleton Admissions. The test must have been taken within the previous two years. If your TOEFL or IELTS score is not up to the minimum, or if you don’t have such a score, you may be offered admission into the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree and asked to participate in Castleton’s English Language Support Program. This program is for students whose academic record is satisfactory and includes evidence of completed collegiate-level study of English. It combines full-time academic coursework with non-academic coursework designed to help you develop the level of English-language skills required of all Castleton students for graduation. The University’s TOEFL code is 3765.

    Note: SAT or ACT is required of international first-year applicants whose native language is English or who have graduated from a high school where English is the instruction language. SAT or ACT is not required of transfer international students.

  4. A check or money order of $40 USD to pay for the mandatory application fee. The check or money order must be made payable to Castleton University. 
  5. International Student Certification of Finances: Your application must be accompanied by certification that sufficient funds will be available to meet both your living and tuition expenses while attending Castleton University. Refer to the Confidential Financial Certification for details. 
  6. Two recommendation letters (one for transfer students). 
  7. One most recent photo (37mm x 37mm) and a copy of your passport ID page. 
  8. If you are currently in the U.S, please enclose (a) a copy of your passport and visa pages, (b) a copy of your I-94 Card, and/or (c) a copy of your current I-20 or DS2019.

Your application for admission and supporting credentials should be filed as early as possible to allow sufficient time to process your application, get your visa, and arrange for transportation. The information and the documents you provide will be carefully examined.

*Students who do not meet Castleton's English Proficiency requirement are otherwise admissible may be eligible to enroll in the Associate of Arts in General Studies degree program and participate in the English Language Support Program. 

Please submit the above documents to:

Castleton University
International Student Office
86 Seminary Street
Castleton, Vermont 05735, USA
Phone: (802) 468-1371
Fax: (802) 639-6044
Email: international@castleton.edu

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