International Admissions and Aid

Congratulations on your acceptance!

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

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

Other Visa Types

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

Take your next step to becoming a Tommie.  Reserve your place in the class and apply for on-campus housing by submitting your confirming and housing deposits.

Please do one of the following to submit your deposits:

  • Pay by Flywire (recommended if paying from outside the USA): Go to  Be sure to select “University of St. Thomas (Minnesota).” 

  • You may also choose to pay by wire transfer. Contact us for wire transfer instructions.

  • 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

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

To learn more about housing and meal plan options, please visit the Residence Life web page. 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.

All Pathway students are required to live on campus for the first year (pathway year).

The International Student Ambassadors (ISA) program is comprised of current student leaders. These students utilize their skills and knowledge to connect with prospective students, act as a resource for new students, and represent the Office of International Students and Scholars on campus. Find out who they are on the ISA webpage.