Admission Requirements and Application Forms

Admission Deadlines:

June 1 - Fall Semester (August - December)
October 1 - Spring Semester (January - May)

(Certain programs require additional admission requirements and deadlines, contact your admission representative for more information.)


Admission Process for International Students (For a printable checklist, click here):

_____  Complete and sign the International Student Application form. This form must be accompanied with a $25         
          non-refundable application fee. The fee must be sent in the form of a certified check or money order made         
          payable to “Aurora University” in U.S. dollars.

_____  Official transcripts from schools attended in the United States must be sent directly to the Office of Admission as
          part of the admission process.  Undergraduate applicants must request official transcripts from all secondary
          and/or post-secondary schools.  Graduate applicants must request official transcripts from all post-secondary

_____  Certified copies of all official transcripts from international schools attended must be sent directly to the Office of
          Admission as part of the admission process.

_____  Official certified evaluations of all academic transcripts from international schools attended must be evaluated by
          one of the following companies:  Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE); World Education Service (WES);
          Center for Educational Documentation (CED).  Evaluations must be sent directly to the Office of Admission.

_____  Official proof of English competency.  All applicants educated outside of the U.S. from non-native speaking
          countries must submit proof of English competency. Official TOEFL scores (minimum 550 on paper version, 213 or
          higher on the computer-based test, and 79 or higher on the internet-based test) or Official IELTS test score
          (minimum 7.0) or Official ELS scores (level 112) must be sent directly to the Office of Admission.

_____  ACT or SAT Standardized Test Results. International students applying for undergraduate admission from English-
          speaking countries must submit an official score report from the American College Test (ACT) – minimum
          composite score of 19; or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – minimum composite score of 910.

_____  References: Three letters of academic or professional recommendations are required for all international student

_____  Statement of Financial Resources: International students applying for an I-20 Student Visa must submit the
          Statement of Financial Resources form required by U.S. federal law.  This form must be signed and notarized and
          be accompanied by an original letter from a bank official certifying the availability of funds for study at Aurora
          University.  Those who complete the admission requirements above and receive approval for admission must
          submit a $1,000 non-refundable deposit to be applied to the first semester’s tuition following registration.  
             NOTE: Students requiring an I-20 will not be eligible for need-based financial aid.

_____  Evidence of Immigration Status: For international applicants currently in the U.S. or holding a valid U.S. Visa,
           please submit a copy of the current visa page(s) and I-94 card in your passport, or a copy of your Alien
           Registration card (front and back). If students are transferring from another academic institution in the U.S.,
           their current academic institution must complete an I-20 transfer to Aurora University. The AU applicant must
           provide their current school with a copy of their AU acceptance letter.

_____  Additional Documentation for Graduate Students: Additional materials may be required for graduate programs.
           Please contact the Center for Adult and Graduate Studies at (630) 844-5294 or for
           more information.

______  Medical Forms and Health Insurance: (required for admitted applicants prior to enrollment at AU).  All
           international students are required to submit a medical form (required by Illinois state law), with complete
           immunization records, to the University Wellness Center prior to registering for classes.  International students
           who are admitted to Aurora University are required to purchase health insurance for an additional cost, unless
           they currently have a U.S. insurance provider and proof of insurance is to be submitted. Information about
           purchasing health insurance is available here on the Student Life website.

**All materials must be received prior to the deadline date to be considered for admission to Aurora University. **