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Application Information


  • UAFS International Online Application
  • Declaration and Confirmation of Financial Resources Form
  • Official bank statement showing proof of $27,479 in financial resources from either student or sponsor, signed and stamped
  • Official academic records
    • All academic records must be originals or certified copies in a sealed envelope from the institution. Copies must be certified (both signed with the seal/stamp affixed) by a school official. Notarized copies will not be accepted. An official English translation must also be provided.
    • In order to have credit transferred, a course-by-course evaluation must be done by an accredited evaluation service. We recommend NACESor Spantran.
  • English proficiency is proven by one of the following options:
    • Official TOEFL score report (61 IBT, 500 Paper, 173 CBT)
    • Official IELTS score report (5.5 or above)
    • ACT/SAT score report card
      • ACT must be 19+ in both English Language and Reading
      • SAT must be 470+ in both Writing and Critical Reading.
    • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)- 45 or above PTE academic score
    • Michigan English Test (MET)- B2 or above
    • Cambridge English Certificates:
      • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)
      • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)
      • Cambridge English: First (FCE)
    • Completion of EF Level C1-3
    • Completion of ELS level 112
    • Transfer students from a U.S. institution can show proof by completing English I and II with a grade of “C” or above.

NOTE: International students intending to apply for the following scholarships must have their high school transcript evaluated by an accredited evaluation service. Please use to find an evaluation service.
NOTE: International students are not eligible for scholarships that require qualification for the Federal Pell Grant based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Spring 2022: Jan. 10 through May 6, 2022 
  • Application deadline for students who are outside of the U.S.: Oct. 1, 2021 
  • Deadline for students transferring from a U.S. institution: Nov. 1, 2021 
  • Arrival date: Dec. 30, 2021 - Jan. 2, 2022 
  • Orientation: Jan. 3-5, 2022 
  • Spring semester begins Jan. 10, 2022
Summer Term I 2022: May 31 through June 30, 2022 
  • Application deadline for students who are outside of the U.S.: March 1, 2022 
  • Deadline for students transferring from a U.S. institution: March 1, 2022 
  • Summer semester begins May 31, 2022 
Summer Term II 2022: July 5 through Aug. 4, 2022 
  • Application deadline for students who are outside of the U.S.: March 1, 2022 
  • Deadline for students transferring from a U.S. institution: March 1, 2022 
  • Summer semester begins July 5, 2022
The earliest you can arrive in the USA is 30 days before the semester start date.

If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, you will be required to take the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Test. This test is required for class-level placement. More information can be found on the testing center webpage.
  • After taking the ACCUPLACER test, you will be registered for classes.
  • Federal immigration law requires all F-1 Visa holders to be enrolled full time (at least 12 credit hours a semester).
  • F-1 Visa holders are allowed to take only one online class per semester.
NOTE: This test should be taken before arriving in the United States.
If you have any questions, contact the Office of International Relations at 479-788-7137.

All tuition, fees, and housing costs are subject to change at any time with or without notification. 

Estimated expenses for one academic year (nine months):

  Estimated expenses for one academic year  

Tuition and Fees (15 credit hours/semester)


Student Fees












*This total is only an approximation and subject to total class hours, living arrangements, and meal plans. 

  • If tuition is not paid by the deadline, student will be dropped from all classes.
  • Payments will only be allowed after class registration. (There is not a payment plan option.)
  • Payments can be made by cash, check, or credit card at the Cashier's Office.
  • Payments can be made online, in or out of the country, by going to our tuition page or by TransferMate.

Students with dependents should add $2,800 per dependent to the total estimated expenses and show proof of that amount in their bank statement or sponsor's bank statement. 

The Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019) will be provided to each admitted student following completion of all admissions requirements. This document is taken to a United States embassy or consulate to obtain an F-1 Visa to enter the United States as a student. Documentary evidence of financial resources, SEVIS I-901 fee payment receipt, valid passport, and proof of ties to the home country must also be presented at your appointment at the U.S. embassy/consulate.