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Transfer Students from Another University or College

Students at International Fair. In order to apply as a transfer student from another university or college, please submit the following documents: 

1.) Submit an online application

2.) Submit OFFICIAL transcripts

Submit OFFICIAL transcripts for all university/college(s) that you have attended. Transfer students who have earned less than 24 or more college credits from an accredited institution will need to submit all secondary transcripts as well. 

For West African Examination Council (WAEC)/West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) Students Only If Needed: 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.

Other 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
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
    • 69 or higher
  • Malaysian University English Test (MUET)
    • 4.0 or higher
  • Cambridge O Level English Language Exam
    • D or higher
  • International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) (English Subject)
    • D or higher
  • HKCEE English Language (Syllabus B)
    • D or higher
  • HKALE English Language (AS Level)
    • E or higher
  • HKDSE
    • 3 or higher
  • ELS® Language Center
    • 112 or higher
  • SAT - institution code: 6885
    • Minimum critical reading sub-score of 430 or higher
  • ACT - institution code: 1360
    • Minimum English sub-score of 18 or higher
  • Oxford Online Placement Test
    • 70 or higher
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)
    • 44 or higher

* 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.

In order to expedite your immigration paperwork, we recommend you provide the following documents along with your application materials:

1.) Submit copy of the passport's biographical page

2.) If you are transferring from a U.S. university or college, submit a Transfer-In Request Form

Complete the first section of the form and then turn in to the international student advisor at your current school. Follow any other instructions given by your current school's international student advisor. 

3.) 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.

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

Center for International Education
Upper Iowa University
605 Washington Street
Fayette, IA 52142 USA

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at +1 (563) 425-5884, or via e-mail, at international@uiu.edu.

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