Admissions checklist

International Students

Students from another country who intend to come to Norwich have some additional paperwork and processes that need to be completed. These include:

Paperwork and Processes


  • Norwich University application: Please use your name as it appears on a passport.
  • Official transcripts of previous academic work: Applicants must have completed 12 years of education prior to enrollment. If a transcript is not in English, it must include a translation and explanation of the grading system. English-language courses are not transferable, as they are not offered at university-level in the U.S.
  • English proficiency test: These include the TOEFL (minimum of 500 paper version, 79 online version), IELTS (minimum score of 6.5)


  • Standardized tests: ACT or SAT (NOTE: International students who submit SAT or ACT scores will be considered for merit-based scholarships if accepted. ACT or SAT are required if you graduated from a U.S. high school.)
  • Personal essays and letters of recommendation.

Merit scholarships

International students who submit SAT or ACT scores will be considered for merit-based scholarships if accepted.

Financial aid

To be considered for financial assistance, international students must submit the International Aid Application (PDF), and the SAT or ACT scores, directly to Norwich. A limited amount of aid is available from the University for international students.

Visa and Immigration Issues

A visa is required to enter the United States for most international students, and most international students enter the country on an F-1 student visa, though a J-1 visa may also be used if certain criteria are met. F-1 and J-1 visas are non-immigrant visas granted to accepted students who want to pursue a full course of study at a U.S. institution of higher education.

An accepted international student who wishes to attend Norwich must present Form I-20 for F-1 visa or Form DS-2019 for J-1 visa to a U.S. embassy or consulate in order to obtain the required visa, if applicable. The Form I-20 or Form DS-2019 will be issued to the student by Norwich University’s International Center after the student has submitted the $250 deposit and completed the Immigration Clearance Form, which includes proof of financial support sufficient to cover the cost of attendance at Norwich  (NOTE: This form should not be completed until the student has submitted the $250 deposit).

Health Insurance

Norwich requires that all international students on nonimmigrant visas have adequate medical insurance during all periods of enrollment. Students may choose the University’s student health insurance plan or comparable plan.
About undergraduate health insurance

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