International Students

Academic Programs

International students applying for an undergraduate program should submit the online Application for Undergraduate Admission and Scholarship or the Common Application and follow the general admission procedure outlined in the application instructions. The applicant whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - a minimum score of 70 on the Internet-based (IB) test or 523 on the paper-based (PB) test is required for full admission. Please use the University of Dayton's institution code 1834 when requesting your TOEFL score from Educational Testing Service (ETS).  
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - a minimum Band 6.0 score is required for full admission.
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) - a minimum score of 55 is required for full admission. 
  • English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) - a minimum score of 956 is required for full admission.
  • Advanced Placement International English Language (APIEL) Examination - a minimum score of three (3) is required for full admission.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) - a minimum critical reasoning score of 550.
  • American College Testing (ACT) - a minimum English score of 24.

Undergraduate applicants unable to demonstrate the required English Proficiency options for their level of study at the time of application may be considered for conditional admission. Such a student will be expected to attend the University of Dayton's Intensive English Program and successfully complete the program or obtain the required TOEFL score for their level of study before full admission to an academic program will be granted.

For all students applying to an academic program, an official copy of the student's complete academic record of all previously attended secondary schools, colleges or universities must be received. This record must include dates of attendance, all subjects studied, grades earned and marks achieved on examinations. These documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation if the documents are not in English. Documents must be sent directly from the institution to the University.

Intensive English Program

Students wishing to study English as a second language may enroll in the University's Intensive English Program. Students may apply for admission to the Intensive English Program only or they may apply for conditional admission to an academic program at the University of Dayton. If a student seeking conditional admission completes an application to an academic program, a separate application for the Intensive English Program is not required.

The University of Dayton and the United States Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement require that students who meet the academic requirements for admission for any of the above University programs, and plan to enter the U.S. on F-1 (student) or J-1 (scholar/exchange visitor) visas, provide proof of financial support before immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) can be issued.  Proof of ability to cover the first year's educational costs, living and other miscellaneous expenses must be made available to the University.  Financial documents should be submitted during the application process along with all other supporting documentation.  We do not accept emailed, scanned or other photocopies of these documents.  

Documents should include:

  • An original bank statement issued within the past six months that shows the account number and balance.
  • Statement of sponsorship, if not self-funded, indicating the extent and duration of support.


The following documents are helpful in processing the applicant's immigration record:

  • A photocopy of the applicant's passport listing official name, birth date, etc.
  • If the applicant is in the U.S., a photocopy of the visa and I-94 on which the applicant entered the country.