International Student Process


We are glad you are considering Huntington University! Students from all over the world find success at HU through excellent academic programs, a strong student support network, and a vibrant faith community. While you are learning more about the Forester community, be sure to check out our academic program pages and some quick facts about HU.


International students are required to submit an official transcript evaluation and show proof of English proficiency. Once converted to a 4.0 scale, HU requires a 2.3 GPA or higher for admission. 

Additionally, the English proficiency requirements are as follows: TOEFL score of 75 or above, IELTS score of 6.0 or above, Duolingo score of 105 or above, or SAT English score of 500 or above. If you meet these requirements, you may email all documents to HU’s international admissions counselor, and we hope to see you apply to Huntington University!   

*Please note, international transfer students who have studied at another university within the U.S. do not need to submit proof of English proficiency. 

Use the chart below to find out which evaluation service may be right for you.  

Transcript Evaluation Service  

Evaluation Type  


Student Population  



Basic High School Evaluation  

$95 for initial application  

$45 to update  

Any student-athlete who has not completed post-secondary coursework.  



Course-by-Course Evaluation  

$190 for initial application  

$80 to update 

Any student-athlete who has completed post-secondary coursework.  



WES Basic Course-by-Course Evaluation  


Students who are not athletes and either have or have not completed post-secondary coursework.  



ECE General with GPA Report  


Students who are not athletes and have not completed any post-secondary coursework.  


ECE Course-by-Course  


Students who are not athletes and have completed post-secondary coursework.  

Financial Aid

Once you are accepted to HU (Congratulations, by the way!), be sure to review our financial aid awards. International students who do not plan to receive an athletic scholarship should also apply for the International Grant.  


Don’t let distance stop you from visiting HU! You can schedule a virtual visit to talk to your admissions counselor and a professor, or simply check out some Huntington University photos and videos.


We are so excited that you are ready to become a Forester! The international student deposit is $2,500 and can be made through Fly Wire. You will need your student ID number, which can be found at the top of your financial aid award, or by contacting your admissions counselor. Please note that $200 of this payment will be designated as a student deposit and the remaining $2,300 will be held by the business office and applied to your first-year balance.  

*Are you making a payment with a U.S. bank account? That payment can be made on HU’s website

Getting an I-20

First, complete the I-20 information form. Then email a copy of your passport and proof of funding to the international admissions counselor. Proof of funding must be a bank statement from within the past six months that certifies the amount in the account is enough to cover tuition and living costs for the year. 

*If you are transferring to Huntington University from another university within the U.S., you must contact the DSO at your current institution and request that they release your current SEVIS record. 

F-1 Visa

HU will email you an electronic copy and mail a paper copy of your I-20 after it is issued. Then, it is time to schedule your visa interview!

First, complete the online DS-160 Nonimmigrant Visa application.

Then, pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and schedule your F-1 visa interview at the U.S. embassy closest to you. Since wait times can vary greatly and sometimes even change weekly, make sure you are aware of the estimated wait time at the U.S. Embassy near you

When it is time for your scheduled interview, be sure to bring the following documents with you: 

  • All appropriate forms as required by your country 

  • Passport valid for at least six months into the future 

  • HU Signed I-20 

  • I-901 fee receipt of SEVIS Fee payment 

  • HU Acceptance letter 

  • Evidence of financial support 

  • Intent to return to your home country after your studies 

Travel Arrangements

International Student Orientation begins on August 20th, 2023! As you are booking your flights, be sure to communicate all travel plans to HU’s international admissions counselor. International students should plan to arrive just before August 20th. Also, transportation will be provided from the Fort Wayne and Indianapolis airports to campus! However, international student-athletes should communicate with their coach to ensure preparation for any preseason training attendance and airport transportation. We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!