Freshman Students

Graduation Reception. To apply as a freshman student, please submit the following documents:

1.) Complete the online application
2.) Submit OFFICIAL transcripts

Submit OFFICIAL transcripts for secondary schools and any university/college(s) that you have attended. All transcripts must be in English.

For West African Examination Council (WAEC)/West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Students Only: In lieu of official secondary transcripts, you must provide us with your official WAEC/WASSCE scratch card or your information to check your results including examination number (index number), examination year, card serial number and pin. 

3.) Submit proof of English proficiency

 If you are transferring from a US institution or have been educated in one of the English proficiency waiver countries, the English proficiency requirement is waived.

Possibilities for meeting the English Language Proficiency requirement include:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - institution code: 6885
    • Internet-based score - 61 or higher
    • Paper-based score - 500 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Overall band score of 5.0 or higher
    • Writing band score of 5.0 or higher

* For other accepted possibilities, please check our Accepted English Proficiency Requirements.
** Test scores must be within the last two calendar years

UIU CIE reserves the right to request additional documentation and/or conduct interviews when it is appropriate in order to make an admissions decision.

To expedite your immigration paperwork, please provide the following along with your application materials:

1.) Submit a copy of your passport biographical page
2.) Submit financial documents

International students must submit financial documents as evidence of the ability to pay all fees and expenses for one full year. All financial documents must be originals (no faxes, scans or copies will be accepted), in English and no older than six months. Please see the Financial Requirements Form to determine how much the financial statements must show.

If you will be supported by a family member or another person, you must also submit the Affidavit of Support.

3.)  Pay the deposit

To find the deposit, you will need to click on this link, find the "Center for International Education - Make your CIE payments here" and make the payment under the "Non-Refundable International Enrollment Deposit".

Once ready, please mail all of the original documents (no copies) to the following address:

Upper Iowa University
Center for International Education
PO Box 1857
Fayette, IA 52142 USA

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at +1 (563) 425-5995, or via e-mail, at