International Students

International Undergraduates Students from Outside the USA

Document Requirements

  1. Completed online Park University application form. Please indicate your country of citizenship and country of residence, even if they are the same as the country of birth.
  2. Non-refundable application fee of $75.00 paid as part of application form.
    • Application fee includes express I-20 mailing fee if admitted
  3. Official or unofficial transcripts from your high school/college. Certified English translations of the transcripts should be provided for transcripts that are in a language other than English. A 2.5 cumulative (overall) GPA is required for full admission.
  4. Students must meet one of the following to meet the English requirement of Park University.
    • An official TOEFL score with a minimum iBT test score of 69, paper test score of 525 or computer test score of 196. (The TOEFL code for Park University is 6574.)
    • An official IELTS minimum score of 5.5.  
    • An official ITEP minimum academic score of 3.7.
    • Successful completion of Level 7 at LCI Language Centers.

Please find other details and exemptions to the English requirement here.

  1. An Affidavit of Support  signed by you sponsor and supporting bank statement(s) in US Dollars showing the ability to finance one year of study. For more information, please see financial supporting documentation below.
  2. Color copy of your passport.

These documents may be faxed, emailed or mailed directly to International Student Admissions and Services at the following address.

Park University
International Student Admissions and Services
8700 NW River Park Dr PMB#3
Parkville, MO 64152
Email: international@park.edu

Financial Support Documentation

With the Affidavit of Support signed by your sponsor you must also submit financial documentation (such as a bank statement) less than 6 months old to verify your support in the amount of $21,452.00 or more to live in the United States and study at Park.

Costs and Tuition Fees - 9 Months Estimated Cost
Tuition/Fees $9,624
Cost of Living $10,000
Books $1000
Health Insurance $828
Total (US Dollars) $21,452

The tuition fee above is based on 12 credits per semester at $391.00 per credit hour. Please note that all international students are required to fulfill a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. See here for scholarship opportunities!

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester (Starts in August) - May 1

Spring Semester (Starts in January) – October 15

Provisional admission

Provisional admission to Park University does not require a TOEFL score or any other language score. Students with provisional admission may study English at LCI Language Centers located on the campus of Park University.  

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: I have done some college coursework back in my country; can I have those credits transferred to Park University?

A: Yes!  Any student wishing to receive transfer credit for coursework undertaken at a foreign institution must request a Foreign Credential Evaluation from an accredited evaluation company.  Common companies include WES World Evaluation Services  and Foreign Credits International Experts. Students must contact the company directly; request a detailed report with course level identification which must also be sent directly to the office of International Student Admissions and Services.

Q: What documents are needed for official transfer of credit at Park?

A: It takes the following documents to receive transfer of credit:

  • An official transcript with official translation or Foreign Credential Evaluation Report
    • Course descriptions may be needed to receive credit for specific courses at Park.

Q: What is a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) Report?

A: A Foreign Credential Evaluation Report (FCE Report) is a report completed by a recognized foreign credential evaluation company in the United States, which demonstrates how your education compares with U.S. university undergraduate studies, including a course-by-course evaluation and a U.S. GPA. A student must have earned an equivalent U.S. "C" or better for the course to be eligible for transfer to Park. All courses are transferred in as "TR" and do not affect the Park GPA.

Q: How long does the transfer credit process take?

A: In general, the evaluation of international transcripts can take four to six weeks.