Undergraduate Admission Requirements

  1. Submit your application with the $35 application fee.


  2. Official transcripts.

    High school students: Submit official high school/secondary transcript with English translation (students cannot do their own translations) in an official, school-sealed envelope. We are unable to return documents to the applicant regardless of the admission decision. If your high school only issues one set of original transcripts, please contact our office regarding how to proceed.

    Transfer and Second Bachelor's students: Effective January 22, 2018, all international, post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of the following four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report, including copies of the transcripts submitted. Applicants should allow 2–6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

    These evaluation services are accredited through NACES, an association of independent, nongovernmental organizations providing credential evaluation services to individuals who have completed part or all of their education outside the United States.

    Once the transcript evaluation is completed, both the transcript evaluation report and the international credentials required for the evaluation must be submitted to Eastern Michigan University. These documents must be submitted directly from the transcript evaluation company or through Digitary Core, a secure method of transcript submission. If the student decides to use more than one transcript evaluation service from the approved list, the university will only use the first one received for making the admission decision and for transfer credit purposes.

  1. English Proficiency

    Official test scores must be sent directly to Eastern Michigan University from the following testing agencies: TOEFL (school code: 1201), IELTS, MET, or PTE. Student score reports or copies are not acceptable. Students who would prefer to take the ACT or SAT (school code: 1201) may submit these exams in lieu of an English proficiency test. Some students may be eligible for a ESL testing waiver [PDF] based on prior academic experience —contact International Admissions to confirm your waiver eligibility.

    Students testing below our minimum requirements and requiring a student visa will be enrolled directly in our Intensive English Program (IEP). The student will receive an updated I-20 for their degree program after completion of the IEP. Full admission minimum test scores can be found below:

    • SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing Subscore (EBRW): 480
    • ACT English Subscore: 19
    • TOEFL: 61 iBT (TOEFL Home Edition also accepted)
    • IELTS: 6.0 (IELTS Indicator also accepted for)
    • Michigan English Test (MET): 48
    • Pearson English Language Test (PTE): 44
    • Duolingo: 95 (Students admitted based on Duolingo English Test scores will be required to take an English proficiency exam upon arrival and may be placed into English as a Second Language courses, depending on their performance on this exam).
  2. Financial Statement of Responsibility

    This form is for F1 or F3 applicants who are required to demonstrate the ability to cover all expenses [PDF] while attending EMU.

  3. Documentation

    Official documentation of available funds demonstrates the ability to pay for one academic year of study in United States Dollars (USD). Approved forms of financial documentation must be liquid in nature such as: savings/checking accounts, certificates of deposits (CDs), and U.S. based money market account with immediate withdraw into U.S. dollars.

    Once academically admitted, SACM students will be provided with an admission letter to submit to SACM in order to receive an official financial guarantee.

  4. Passports and VISAs

    Fl/Jl applicants:Submit copies of all passports and United States VISAs to the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at [email protected].

    Permanent Resident applicants: Submit copy of Green Card/ Permanent Residence Card.

    H4 applicants:Submit copy of VISA, primary's VISA and employment verification letter.

    Is your visa type not listed? Contact International Admissions for more information.

  5. Order I-20 Shipment

    Have you been admitted to Eastern Michigan University? The final step to confirm your admission is to order the shipment of your I-20 document.

    The Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) uses an express mailing service allowing you to receive the documents through DHL, FedEx or UPS in 3–5 days. Requesting your documents through express mail is at your expense, and your credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover cards only) will be charged upon requesting the service. To request express mailing of your documents, follow these steps:

    • Register and activate your account at University Express Mail Services. (This is free.)
    • Click the “Receive” option.
    • Type “Eastern Michigan University” in the search box or select it from the drop down list.
    • Select “Eastern Michigan University” and then "Continue."
    • Select the specific university department “Office of International Admissions” and then "Continue."
    • Complete the shipping form, using your student ID (E00000000) and select "Ship/Quote."
    • On the same page, complete the credit card information form.
    • Select "Confirm" to advance to the shipment summary page.
    • EMU will automatically be notified by University Express Mail Services (eShipGlobal) that you have requested your documents via express mail. You can track the shipment using the tracking number provided.
    • Receive your documents in 3–5 business days from the date of mailing.

    If you experience any difficulty in registering and processing the shipment, please use the “Help” link on the website for step-by-step instructions. If you have additional questions about how to use this service, please email [email protected].

    If you would like to pick up your I-20 document, please contact the Office for International Students and Scholars (OISS) at [email protected] or 734.487.3116 to make those arrangements. If someone else will be picking up the document on your behalf, you will need to arrange an appointment time for this individual and submit a release form [PDF] for their records. As you prepare to begin your studies here in Michigan, this office can also assist you with information on orientation, housing, flight transfers, etc.

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