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International Admitted Students

Congrats on Your Acceptance!

At St. Thomas, we're build a welcoming, inclusive and diverse community that brings about real change in the world. And we're excited for you to be a part of it. So here are the next steps to becoming a Tommie.

Qualify for Your I-20

  • Students Currently Outside the USA
  • Students Currently in the USA on F-1 Visas
  • Other Visa Types
  • All students intending to enroll with F-1 student visas must submit the following:
    • Copy of your passport. 
    • Documentation of financial support. The total amount of funding you need to show should have been included in your acceptance email. Otherwise, you can subtract your scholarship award from the total cost. Click here for more details about acceptable forms of documentation.

    After you have submitted these items, we will send your I-20 to the mailing address indicated on your application. When you receive the document, you can use it to apply for your F-1 student visa. Click here for further instructions. If you would like to update your mailing address, please contact international@stthomas.edu.

    In addition to passport and documentation of financial support, you must also submit the following:
    • Copy of your I-20. 
    • Copy of your visa.
    • SEVIS pre-transfer form completed by your international advisor at your current school. 
    After you submit these items, we will coordinate with you and your advisor to determine a suitable date to transfer your SEVIS record to St. Thomas and issue your new I-20. The transfer should occur after you have completed your studies at your current school.

    Please send documents and questions to international@stthomas.edu.
    If you currently hold a visa type other than F-1, please contact International Admissions to inquire about your next steps.

    Students Currently Outside the USA

    All students intending to enroll with F-1 student visas must submit the following:
    • Copy of your passport. 
    • Documentation of financial support. The total amount of funding you need to show should have been included in your acceptance email. Otherwise, you can subtract your scholarship award from the total cost. Click here for more details about acceptable forms of documentation.

    After you have submitted these items, we will send your I-20 to the mailing address indicated on your application. When you receive the document, you can use it to apply for your F-1 student visa. Click here for further instructions. If you would like to update your mailing address, please contact international@stthomas.edu.

    Students Currently in the USA on F-1 Visas

    In addition to passport and documentation of financial support, you must also submit the following:
    • Copy of your I-20. 
    • Copy of your visa.
    • SEVIS pre-transfer form completed by your international advisor at your current school. 
    After you submit these items, we will coordinate with you and your advisor to determine a suitable date to transfer your SEVIS record to St. Thomas and issue your new I-20. The transfer should occur after you have completed your studies at your current school.

    Please send documents and questions to international@stthomas.edu.

    Other Visa Types

    If you currently hold a visa type other than F-1, please contact International Admissions to inquire about your next steps.

    Submit Your Deposits

  • What Are They?
  • How to Submit Your Deposits?
  • Deposit Refund Policy
  • Confirming deposit: Reserves your spot in the class. If you plan to attend St. Thomas, you must submit this.

    Housing deposit: Puts you on the list for on-campus housing. On-campus housing is not guaranteed, and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
    • Pay by Flywire (recommended if paying from outside the USA) –  Go www.flywire.com. Be sure to select “University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).”  
    • Pay online – Click here to log in to your application portal for further instructions. 
    • Pay by check – Mail to: University of St. Thomas, International Admissions, Mail 5017, 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105, USA

    Both the confirming and housing deposits are fully refundable until the following dates:

    For Freshman Students: May 1

    For Transfer Students:
    Fall 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019
    Spring 2020 - Feb. 3, 2020

    The international admissions office must receive an email request for refund by these dates to process your refund(s). If your student visa application is denied, we will refund the deposit, even after these dates.

    What Are They?

    Confirming deposit: Reserves your spot in the class. If you plan to attend St. Thomas, you must submit this.

    Housing deposit: Puts you on the list for on-campus housing. On-campus housing is not guaranteed, and assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    How to Submit Your Deposits?

    • Pay by Flywire (recommended if paying from outside the USA) –  Go www.flywire.com. Be sure to select “University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).”  
    • Pay online – Click here to log in to your application portal for further instructions. 
    • Pay by check – Mail to: University of St. Thomas, International Admissions, Mail 5017, 2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105, USA

    Deposit Refund Policy

    Both the confirming and housing deposits are fully refundable until the following dates:

    For Freshman Students: May 1

    For Transfer Students:
    Fall 2019 - Aug. 16, 2019
    Spring 2020 - Feb. 3, 2020

    The international admissions office must receive an email request for refund by these dates to process your refund(s). If your student visa application is denied, we will refund the deposit, even after these dates.

    On-Campus Housing

    To reserve your space in on-campus housing, you must submit a $200 housing deposit AND complete the 2019-2020 International Student Application and Preference Form.

    St. Thomas does not require students to live on campus, but we strongly encourage it for first-year undergraduate students, or students who are arriving in the USA for the first time. For more information about off-campus housing options, click here.

    Meet the International Student Ambassadors

    The International Student Ambassadors (ISA) is a group of student leaders who connect with prospective international students, act as a resource for them, and represent the Office of International Students and Scholars.