A university of international consequence, Saint Leo welcomes a
significant number of students from around the world—in fact, they
represent 13% of our undergraduate campus community.
An international student is an applicant who does not hold
United States citizenship or lawful permanent residency.
Admission to Saint Leo University is a simple, straightforward
process. Applicants should submit the following materials to the
Office of Admissions. Applications are evaluated on a rolling
basis. International students must have a minimum cumulative high
school GPA of 2.7.
International application deadline for Spring enrollment is
October 1. International application deadline for Fall enrollment
is June 1.
Some international students may satisfy the minimum English
language proficiency requirements for the Bridge Program but
not for general admission. These students may be
recommended for the Saint Leo University Bridge Program. To qualify
for this program, students must achieve a minimum score of 500 on
the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
or 62 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT); or a minimum of 6.0
on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Saint Leo University's Bridge Program is a semester- to
one-year-long intensive academic skills and language program
designed to help international students adjust smoothly to the U.S.
academic environment while progressively moving into their regular
university curriculum. Students must pass all courses in the
program with a C- or above. During the second semester of the
Bridge Program, students will take two general education courses
from an approved list.
Students will participate in courses specifically designed for
international students to strengthen their learning and academic
communication skills. When students successfully complete the
Bridge Program, they will have earned 30 credit hours which will
count towards their degree as elective courses (note that some
majors may have a reduced number of or no electives).
The academic support and structure that students receive during
this program will afford them the best chance of success in
college. Enrollment in this program is limited to 35 students each
Application, recommendation and transcripts can be sent
Office of Admissions, MC2008
PO Box 6665
Saint Leo, FL 33574
Fax: (352) 588-8257
An application for a student visa (I-20) will be mailed to all
admitted students upon receipt of the $500 enrollment deposit.
Complete the Declaration and Certification of Finances indicating
there are sufficient monetary resources to underwrite your total
financial costs during your studies at Saint Leo University. You
the Certificate of Finances here.
Students are strongly encouraged to visit the campus. Interviews
are not required, but a visit enables the candidate to talk with an
admissions counselor, tour the campus, visit classes, and meet
faculty and students. Schedule your visit today.
Are you an international transfer student? Learn more about
additional admission requirements and
transferring international credit.
Generally, international students must show evidence of ability
to pay all direct and indirect costs of attendance. Indirect costs
include expenses not covered by tuition, room/board and fee
Institutional financial aid for international students is
limited. Academic scholarships are available to international
students on the basis of academic qualifications and will be
determined at the time the student's application for admission is
reviewed. For additional information on funding and loan