International Undergraduate Applicants



Session Application and all documents must be submitted by:
Fall (September) Semester July 1
Spring (January) Semester November 1


  • Application Requirements

    International applicants must provide the following to complete an admissions application:

    • 1. Application

      To access the international undergraduate application click here.

    • 2. Application Fee

      Pay a non-refundable US $45 application-processing fee as part of the online application. 

    • 3. Official Transcripts

      Send us the official sealed copies of all academic records (including transcripts, mark sheets and grade reports, as well as graduation certificates, diplomas and/or completion certificates) from secondary schools, showing dates of attendance, courses taken and grades received. Transfer applicants are required to submit all official college transcripts from all colleges/universities attended and accompanying documentation as well. Electronic official transcripts and digital official transcripts sent from a school administrator may be accepted.

      Transcripts must be sent directly from the educational institution to CBU. Transcripts received by CBU from a third party (including the applicant) are unofficial and cannot be used for an application file

      All records must be accompanied by a certified English translation. We recommend University Language Services.

      Some programs, such as nursing, may require the submission of a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts by an evaluation company. CBU recommends the International Education Evaluators (IEE)

    • 4. Essay

      Submit a personal statement (minimum 3–5 paragraphs) responding to the following question: "What interests you the most about CBU and how can our programs, faculty, and location help you achieve your future goal?"

    • 5. English Requirements

      Applicants applying from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English proficiency in order to ensure a successful experience at CBU. English proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:



      Options for applicants that do not meet the English requirement: Applicants who have not demonstrated English proficiency may be granted joint/conditional admission into the undergraduate and Intensive English Program (IEP), CBU's English as a Second Language program. Applicants who are granted joint admission will receive a form I-20 which states they have been admitted to the undergraduate program and will receive English language instruction at CBU through IEP.

      ***All students from non-English speaking countries, upon arrival to CBU, are required to take a university placement test to ensure proper English proficiency for academic success.

  • Proof of Financial Support

    Though an admission decision can be provided before financial documents are submitted, international students must submit proof of financial support before an I-20 will be issued. Documentation verifying the applicant's ability to meet financial obligations (tuition, fees, books, room and board, personal expenses and health insurance) for the first year is required by the US Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. To determine the exact amount that is required to be demonstrated for the I-20 requirement, please review our I-20 Financial Requirement page. Students must send the following items before an I-20 will be issued:

  • Approval and Form I-20

    When the above procedures have been completed, the applicant's file will be evaluated. Upon approval of admission and proof of financial support, a Form I-20 will be issued.