International Transfer Students

Admissions Process and Requirements

Learn more below about application requirements for freshman admission, important deadlines, submitting your transcripts and English language proficiency. Any student who has completed a secondary degree from outside of the United States must apply for international admission into the undergraduate degree program.


Benedictine University Mesa reviews applications holistically. All required documents must be submitted in order for an applicant’s file to be considered complete and for an admission review.

  • Students transferring into BenU Mesa's traditional undergraduate programs must have:
    • A minimum of 20 transferrable semester hours (If a student has fewer than 20 semester hours of transfer credit, freshman requirements apply)
    • No previous academic probation or academic dismissal
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or better from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • If a student has completed less than 20 transferrable hours, an English language proficiency test would be required.
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score: 79 (iBT) 
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score: 6.5 overall Band Score

      *We will also accept an ACT Composite of 21 or the SAT Composite of 1060 in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
  • Provide evidence of financial support showing you have a minimum of $36,200 per year to cover tuition and living expenses. An official bank statement or letter of financial support issued by a financial institution must be submitted.

A photocopy of your identification page in your passport (valid 6 months into the future).

Additional requirements for students transferring from colleges or universities (outside the United States) whose primary language of instruction is not in English: 

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 79 (iBT) or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Band Score of 6.5.
  • We will also accept an ACT Composite of 21 or the SAT Composite of 1060 in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Foreign credit evaluations of your secondary school AND college/university records from Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or World Education Services must be submitted.


1.    Apply to Benedictine University Mesa

2.  Application Deadlines

  • It is strongly recommended that all required paperwork be submitted at least six (6) months in advance from the time you plan to enroll. To be guaranteed consideration for admission, ALL application material must be received by:
    • Fall Semester: July 1 
    • Spring Semester: November 15 

3.    Transcripts and Test Scores for International Students

  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended.
  • Submit official SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS scores (if required)
    • School Code for ACT: 1337
    • School Code for College Board: 1707

4.    Submit valid proof of financial support and passport information

*All official transcripts, score reports, and supporting documentation must be mailed directly to Benedictine University Mesa Admissions Department, 225 East Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201.

Additional requirements if you are applying from within the United States as a transfer student: 

  • A photocopy of your 1-94 card in your passport or an electronic copy from the Department of Homeland Security.
  • A photocopy of the visa page in your passport
  • A photocopy of all prior l-20s
  • A letter or completed form of transfer eligibility from current Designated School Official (DSO)

Learn More

Now that you are ready to take your first steps toward becoming a Redhawk, we need some basic information from you so that an admissions counselor can reach out to you to provide the best possible responses to your inquiry and discuss requirements and next steps. Please fill out the form below or contact us at (602) 888-5500 or

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