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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.

International students who apply via Regular Decision and wish to be considered for all types of 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. 

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.

SAT or ACT Test Requirements

All students seeking admission to the University of Richmond must take either the SAT or the ACT. In addition, if English is not your native language, please see our English proficiency policy.

Standardized test scores may be reported directly from the testing agency or may be self-reported via the Spider Portal; all enrolling students will be required to submit official reports directly from the testing agency. 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: +1 (609) 771-7600 (College Board) or +1 (609) 921-9000 (ETS)

American College Testing Program
Iowa City, Iowa
University of Richmond code: 4410
Telephone: +1 (309) 337-1000