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International Admission Requirements

International students apply to the University of Richmond under the same application plans as all other students. All applicants, regardless of citizenship, receive equal consideration during the admission process; however, non-U.S. citizens/non-U.S. permanent residents must submit the International Financial Certification Form.

While the University is committed to providing financial aid awards that meet every admitted student’s full demonstrated need, the Office of Admission is need-aware when reviewing applications from students who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents. If you are applying for need-based aid, you must do so at the point of applying for admission. Please visit our Financial Aid website for more information. All applicants are eligible to compete for university-funded merit scholarships.

While the most competitive Early Decision and Early Action applicants may be admitted and offered financial aid, other applicants may be deferred to Regular Decision to ensure that, if admitted, Richmond is able to meet 100% of demonstrated financial need.

International students who apply via Regular Decision and wish to be considered for financial assistance are advised to apply by the December 1 Richmond Scholars application deadline.

Required Credentials

We recognize that academic credentials vary from country to country. Students who apply for admission from high schools in the United States present evidence of their academic achievements in the form of a high school transcript, which indicates that they have received, or are in the process of earning, a high school diploma. International students must present comparable evidence of academic achievement. The Office of Admission maintains a list of international academic credentials, which are the minimum required for admission consideration.

Our admission counselors carefully consider each student's academic preparation as demonstrated by daily work, external examination results, rigor of the student's chosen program of study, level of English proficiency, and standardized test results.

Standardized Test Requirements

All students seeking admission to the University of Richmond must take either the SAT, which includes sections on evidence-based reading and writing and math, or the ACT. If English is not your native language, please see our English proficiency policy.

Official score reports must be sent directly from the testing agency. If it is financially burdensome for you to send your scores via the testing agency, we will accept official score reports submitted by your high school or score tapes printed on your official high school transcript. Screen shots and other means of submitting scores will not be considered official. Applicants should consult their school office or the following agencies for information about test dates and registration procedures:

Educational Testing Service
Princeton, N.J.
University of Richmond code: 5569
Telephone: (609) 771-7600 (College Board) or (609) 921-9000 (ETS)

American College Testing Program
Iowa City, Iowa
University of Richmond code: 4410
Telephone: (309) 337-1000