International Student
Admissions Process

Admissions Process

To apply to Thomas More University, please submit the following documents:

  1. Thomas More Application
  2. Transcripts from any secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college) institutions you have attended. These transcripts will need to be in English and interpreted to the 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Thomas More University accepts transcripts evaluated by World Education Services.
  3. English Proficiency Tests (TOEFL or IELTS)
    • TOEFL
      • Internet-based: 70 (minimum score of 17 in each section)
      • Paper Based: 520 (minimum score of 35 in each section)
    • IELTS
      • 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 on each section)
    • *Thomas More University TOEFL Destination (DI)/Institution Code: 1876
  4. ACT and/or SAT scores (Strongly Recommended) – Please submit if you have taken the ACT/SAT

After submitting the documents above, if you are accepted, you will then need to submit documentation for the Designated School Official (DSO) to create the Form I-20 in SEVIS for you. You will use the Form I-20 to apply for an F-1 visa to study in the United States.

The documents required for the Form I-20 are:

  1. Proof of immunization (see Immunization Form and Medical History) and copies of your medical and immunization records. Your records will remain confidential.
  2. Proof of health insurance (see Health Insurance Instructions)
    • Students may provide proof that their current home country insurance plan will cover their stay in the United States, or they can purchase a health insurance plan in the United States. Thomas More University international students frequently enroll through one of these plans.
  3. Proof of financial support (see Financial Certification Form)–you must show how you will pay for tuition, fees, room and board, health insurance and daily living expenses each year of your studies at TMU. Without scholarships, the estimated annual expense is $41,000.