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International Students

Regis University is proud to be home to students from over 40 countries, including Nepal, India, Thailand, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Poland, Finland, Nigeria and more, with students arriving every semester. We welcome international undergraduate and graduate students of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to explore our nationally-recognized programs and vibrant campus community. Regis is honored to host students from across the world and welcome the diversity and insight that our international students add to the classroom and student life.

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Our team is here to help you succeed at Regis. We can advise you on immigration regulations, available programs, cultural adjustment and campus life.

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Application Checklist

Applying to Regis as an international student requires some additional steps, but don't worry, we're here to help you every step of the way! This helpful application checklist will walk you through everything you need to do. Be sure to get started as early as possible. Depending on your country of origin, getting all your documentation in place may be very quick, or it may take several months.

Complete the application and all application requirements for your program. Examples of application requirements might include an essay, resume or letters of recommendation. You can find the application requirements for your specific program under “How to Apply” on the program webpage.

Please note that only some of our programs are taught on campus and are eligible for the issuance of a student visa. View this list of on-campus programs that qualify to choose a program with on-campus classes.*

*This list is subject to change. Please contact your admissions counselor to confirm whether your program of interest qualifies.

You must submit a financial statement showing that you can pay all expenses for your first year of study on campus. The statement should be an unaltered color copy of an original bank statement that is stamped, dated, and signed by the bank official. Your financial statement must include:

  • The name of the account holder
  • The length of time the account has been active
  • Proof of a balance of at least:
    • $66,250 USD* for undergraduate programs
    • $36,296 USD* for graduate programs
    • If you will have dependents, add the following amounts to the required balance:
      • Add $5,000 for a dependent spouse
      • Add $3,200 for each dependent child

If a sponsor or organization will pay for part or all of your expenses during your first year as an on-campus Regis student, you must also submit an Affidavit of Support form.

*Dollar amounts are subject to change. Check with your admissions counselor to verify the amount required.

Submit secondary school transcripts and/or university and college transcripts. If you are applying for a graduate degree, please submit undergraduate degree transcripts. If the Regis program you are applying to requires prerequisite courses, these must be listed on your transcripts.

An official English translation is required for transcripts that are not in English. Applicants must submit both original transcripts and official English translations.

Official transcripts and translations should be mailed to:

Regis University
Office of Admissions
Mail Code: A-12
3333 Regis Blvd.,
Denver, CO 80221-1099

Electronic transcripts may be sent to: ruapps@regis.edu

Regis University does not offer in-house English as a Second Language (ESL) programming at this time, however, we provide multiple avenues for International students to provide proof of English proficiency including any of the following:

  1. Send official test scores from one of the exams listed below directly to the Regis University Office of Admissions in a sealed envelope, or they can be emailed to your admission counselor. We accept the following scores:
    • Official TOEFL iBT test result of 78 or higher (Regis TOEFL code: 4656)
    • Official IELTS score of 6.0 or higher
    • Official Duolingo English Test score of 105 or higher
    • Official PTE score of 53 or higher
    • AP English score of 4 or higher
    • IB English score of 5 or higher
    • “A” Level English score of B or higher
    • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) with a grade of B or higher
    • SAT score of 650 or higher on the redesigned SAT evidence-based reading and writing section. (Must submit official scores directly from the testing center. No self-reported scores accepted.)
    • ACT score of 27 or higher on the ACT English section. (Must submit official scores directly from the testing center. No self-reported scores accepted.)
  2. Provide an official letter or Certificate of Level Completion from the Director of New America College showing satisfactory completion of the Level 6 English Language Acquisition (ELA) Program at New America College https://newamericacollege.edu/
  3. Citizens of one of the following countries are not required to provide proof of English proficiency: Australia, Canada, Ghana, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.
  4. Provide official transcripts showing a grade of C or better in a college-level English class at a regionally accredited U.S. institution.
  5. Provide official transcripts stating courses were taught in English, and that you earned a grade of C or better in those courses.
  6. Provide official transcripts showing a completed undergraduate or graduate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution.

Submit a clear, color copy of your passport front and back. Email it to ruadmissions@regis.edu.

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Transferring to Regis is Easy

If you want to transfer from another U.S. college or university, and you will be studying on campus, please send us the following additional items:

• A copy of your current visa with I-94
• All I-20s from all U.S. institutions you have attended

Once you have received your Regis University acceptance letter, you must take the following steps to initiate your transfer to Regis University:

1. Contact your current University DSO and request that they process your transfer request in SEVIS to Regis University.
2. Present your current University DSO a copy of your acceptance letter to Regis.
3. Let your current University DSO know your start date for Regis (must be within 5 months of transfer).
4. Regis University will receive the transfer request from SEVIS and process your new I-20, assuming you have met all other requirements.
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Visa and Immigration Information

If you are an international student studying on campus, you are required to bring your immigration documents including your passport, visa, I-20 and transcripts. Learn more about the visa and immigration process.

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Tuition and Scholarships

Learn more about tuition costs, deadlines, how to make payments and financial aid options. Scholarship opportunities may be available for specific programs.

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Things to Know Before You Arrive

We are excited to have you join us! Whether it is your first time in the U.S., in Denver, or at Regis University, know what to expect before you arrive on our campus.

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Experience life in Denver, one of the most dynamic cities in the country, with a vibrant city life and easy access to the Rocky Mountains, National Parks and 500+ miles of trails.

Student Activities

Events, traditions, student clubs, sports, volunteering opportunities and many other student activities will fill up your extracurricular calendar and help you build a community at Regis.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most official Regis University communications will be sent to your RegisNet email. We encourage you to check this email account frequently for due date reminders and other important information.

To obtain your initial F-1 student visa, your first step will be to apply to Regis. Once you are accepted, Regis will issue your Form I-20 and email it to you. After receiving the Form I-20, you will need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and complete Form DS-160 online nonimmigrant visa application. You will need to set up an appointment with your local U.S. embassy or consulate to attend a visa interview. Check out our Visa and Immigration Information page for more details.

Admission is required to have all documents in before your I-20 is issued. Your I-20 will be created after your admissions file is complete.

Most foreign citizens are not eligible for federal student aid from the U.S. Department of Education. For more details, visit our Tuition and Scholarships for International Students page.

You may qualify for merit-based scholarships specific to your academic program. These are offered through the Office of Admissions or you may be eligible for specific talent-based scholarships through a specific department. Additionally, you should consider applying for applicable external scholarships. International Students may also consider International Private Student Loans. Many private student loan options will require a cosigner who is a U.S. Citizen. If you have questions regarding merit scholarship opportunities, please contact Admissions.

Regis University offers Department-Funded Student Employment to international students in the state of Colorado. These Department Funded opportunities are highly competitive and are strongly regulated, as they should not be utilized as a primary source of income for international students. For more information on employment opportunities and regulations, please email Lisa Hertel at lhertel@regis.edu.

International students are allowed to register for courses but must pay for them by the tuition due date. If tuition is not paid by the due date, international students are automatically dropped from their courses. Email reminders about the tuition due date are sent to international students as a courtesy.

No, international students are not charged a late fee; you will be dropped from your course(s) if your tuition payment is not completed on or before the due date.

Life On and Off Campus

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