Undergraduate International Admission Policy

Admission Deadlines

Fall/August Semester – June 1
Spring/January Semester - November 1
Summer/June Semester - April 1

Heidelberg University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. International members of Heidelberg University must follow the United States visa and immigration policies. The visa and immigration information is subject to change at any time. Please keep yourself updated on the Prior to Departure page. All materials must be complete for review. Heidelberg University reserves the right to request further documentation on a case-by-case basis. International Baccalaureate Diploma students are granted sophomore status at Heidelberg!

Application Materials

SAT or ACT scores are not required for undergraduate international applicants.

Student Type Requirement How to Submit Additional Information
ALL International Applicants


 
Passport Photocopy (and visa if you have one)

Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to:
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

You will need a valid passport to receive your I-20 form for your visa interview.
Evidence of Financial Support Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to:
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

U.S. visa regulations require students to submit documented evidence of the amount of financial support that will be available from personal resources as well as any additional resource.

Please submit at least one of the following:

  • A letter from your financial institution to prove financial support
  • A letter from your sponsor (employers only) to prove financial support
  • A bank statement dated within the last six months that reflects the amount for tuition, fees, room and board, and mandatory health insurance for a minimum of one year.

Proof of English Language Proficiency

Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to:
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

Click on the link for additional information. Must have scores from a testing agency or submit proof of admissibility via other suitable forms. Scores must be recent to within one year of the date of application to the University.
Applicants from Outside the U.S.* Official Academic Records
(Secondary School Transcripts)

To be sent directly from the school or agency to Heidelberg University at:

International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

See Heidelberg's International Transcript Policy

Official Transcripts not requiring NACES evaluations:
Must be mailed directly from the school to Heidelberg University.

NACES Agency Evaluations:
1. Request a "document-by-document" evaluation for secondary school work.
2. Request a "course-by-course" evaluation for higher education coursework.
3. Instruct the NACES agency of choice to send the transcript evaluation to Heidelberg University.

Applicants from Within the U.S.**

Official Academic Records 
(Secondary School Transcripts)

To be sent directly from the school to Heidelberg University at:

International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH  44883
USA

See Heidelberg's International Transcript Policy. Must submit all of the following that apply.
  • United States Secondary School Transcripts
  • International Secondary School Transcripts recognized by Heidelberg University
  • United States Community College Transcripts
  • United States 4-year-university Transcripts
  Visa Transfer Form (if applicable)

Fax to: 419-448-2565

Mail to:
International Admissions
310 E. Market St.
Tiffin, OH 44883
USA
 

Applicants currently residing in the United States with an F-1 visa will need to submit this form, which will be enclosed with the application acknowledgement letter. Please inform the International Admissions Office if you are wanting to change from a different visa status to an F-1.
For ALL Applicants Application Form Click link.  Applications are submitted online. There is no application fee.

* Applicants who received an undergraduate degree from a school outside of the United States, whether or not you are currently residing in the United States.

** Applicants who are currently residing in the United States and have a diploma from a school within the United States.

Please Note: If applicants send any personal information via email (transcripts, copy of passport, etc.), Heidelberg University is not responsible for the security of the information sent. 

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Visa and Immigration

International members of Heidelberg University must follow the United States' visa and immigration policies. The visa and immigration information is subject to change at any time. Please keep yourself update through the following links.

International Transcript Policy

Heidelberg requires that international undergraduate applicants provide proof of secondary school completion to be enrolled at the university as first year students. We reserve the right to accept or reject transcripts and to ask for additional information if deemed necessary. 

Heidelberg acknowledges a NACES approved agency's evaluation as an automatically authenticated transcript submission. Some international undergraduate applicants may be required to have their transcripts processed through a NACES agency. 

Application Review and Completion

  1. Materials will be reviewed by the Heidelberg University Office of Admissions. 
  2. A letter of acceptance is sent to the applicant.
  3. The applicant pays a $250 enrollment fee (non-refundable).
  4. The I-20 is sent to the applicant with a packet of information.
  5. The applicant requests an interview at the United States embassy for visa issuance.
  6. The applicant notifies International Admissions of the visa decision.

IMPORTANT!

  • Review prior to departure information.
  • Do not make flight arrangements until a student (F-1) or scholar (J-1) visa has been received.
  • Do not enter the United States on a visitor/tourist visa (B-2) unless it is designated “Prospective Student” by the Consular Officer.
  • The U.S. Immigration Service rarely authorizes a change in visa status from a B-2 to an F-1 or J-1 visa.

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