International Admission

If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and are currently enrolled at a college or university, we consider you a transfer international applicant.

How to apply as an international transfer student:

    1. Apply online through the Common Application or Coalition Application
    2. Submit all transcripts from other colleges and universities you have attended to an official credential evaluator who will prepare an objective, analytical review that describes and interprets your credentials in terms of their U.S. equivalents. Once the review is complete the credential evaluator must send a copy of the review directly to us.
    3. Submit official secondary school transcript(s) and/or leaving certificate(s). If these documents are not in English, please also include certified English translations.
    4. If English is not your native language, and your secondary school instruction was not in English, submit your official scores from one of the following English language proficiency tests:
      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
        • Minimum score: 6 or above
      • International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP)
        • Minimum score: 3.7 or above
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
        • Minimum required scores:
          • 71 for the Internet-based TOEFL
          • Equivalent score of 197 on the computer-based TOEFL
          • Equivalent score of 530 on the paper-based TOEFL
    5. Submit the financial resources statement and official bank statements or affidavits. This is only required for international students who will need an F-1 visa.
    6. Submit a copy of your current U.S. visa, if applicable. You may also be required to submit a copy of your parent's visa or proof of employment.

The following Common Application offline supplemental forms are not required:

  • College Officials Report
  • Instructor Evaluation
  • Secondary Report

Mailing Address
Christopher Newport University
Transfer Admission and Enrollment
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, Virginia 23606

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