Learn more about the Center for International Education at St. Norbert College and the services the college offers students from more than 30 countries.

We Invite You to Apply

We warmly welcome applications from international students. In fact, it’s fundamental to the mission of our institution to provide a global educational experience for all students. 
We consider you an international student if any of these apply:
  • You are not a citizen of the United States.
  • You are currently studying in the United States with a student (F-1 or J-1) visa in high school, college/university or an English language program (ESL).
  • You are an American dual citizen who has received the majority of your secondary education outside the United States.
  • You intend to enter the United States with a student (F-1 or J-1) visa.

While we review applications at all times throughout the academic year, if you’re applying for fall semester admission, we encourage you to apply during the fall of the prior year. St. Norbert is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students.

How to Apply
Here are the steps necessary for completing your application:
  1. Complete the application for admission.
  2. Include a copy of your passport “identification page.”
  3. Submit your secondary school transcripts with an English translation.
  4. If you have completed any university, include your university transcripts. Transfer credit will only be based on an official evaluation by either ECE or WES. The cost is approximately $150 USD.
  5. Complete the financial application and attach supporting financial statements.
  6. Include your official TOEFL or IELTS scores. TOEFL minimum scores are pbt 550 and ibt 80. IELTS score 6.5 composite. Note: Students who graduate from an English-only secondary school, an IB program or can demonstrate English fluency may be waived from TOEFL or IELTS requirements based on academic records. For more information, please see our English Proficiency page. Our TOEFL code is 1706.
  7. Submit SAT or ACT scores as supplements to an application, but they’re not required (SAT code 1706; ACT code 4644).
  8. Write an essay without assistance, typed and limited to no more than 500 words. You may choose from two topics for your admission essay: “Why I want to study at an American university,” or a personal statement of purpose.
We encourage you to submit your application materials electronically for faster processing, but you’ll need to provide original documents for your U.S. visa interview and once you arrive on campus.

What’s Next?
Once we’ve received all of your application materials, we’ll provide you with our admission decision within approximately two weeks. 

You can submit your application, essay and financial documents to us at international@snc.edu, through Google docs, by fax at +1-920-403-4072 or by post: St. Norbert College, Office of Admission, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115, USA.

Looking ahead ... 
You’ll have to provide St. Norbert with a letter from your or your sponsor's bank that states sufficient funds are available to pay for you to attend St. Norbert. The U.S. government requires this before we can issue you an I-20.

What is an I-20?
An I-20 is a legal document and the first step in applying for a U.S. student visa.

But I’m Getting Money From ____________ (My Government; a Foundation; a Scholarship).
If you’re receiving funding from your government or through a scholarship, submit a letter on the agency’s letterhead stating your name, the amount you are receiving and the duration of the funding (1 year, 2 years, 3 years, 4 years).

Gain the Advantage
Once you’ve completed your application, start working on obtaining this letter from your bank, government agency or foundation. While you’re getting that ready to send to St. Norbert, we’ll be calculating your grades, scholarships and grants. We’ll contact you with your admission decision and tell you how much in scholarships and grants you’ll be receiving. You’ll then know how much it will cost you and your family to attend St. Norbert. This is the amount of money you need to show in the bank letter. After you receive the bank letter, scan it to international@snc.edu

You’ll be sent an official acceptance letter, your I-20 and instructions on how to submit your enrollment deposit to attend St. Norbert.

It Seems Confusing
We understand that it may seem unclear. But we’re here to help you make sense of applying to St. Norbert. Contact us with any questions, big or small. Email, text, skype, fax or send us a letter.

Conditional Admission
If you don’t have a TOEFL or IELTS score or if your score doesn’t meet our requirements, you may still apply to St. Norbert through conditional admission and our English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

Upon successful completion of the St. Norbert College ESL program, you’ll be admitted to the undergraduate program without having to take the TOEFL or IELTS examinations. Admission requirements are the same as those listed above for non-conditional admission.

What We Look For
This is what we look for in an international student’s application:

1. Recommended high school coursework
  • Four years of English studies, or in those of your own language or culture
  • Three or more years of history and the social sciences
  • Three or more years of mathematics course work
  • Three or more years of science course work
  • Two or more years of a foreign language (recommended)
2. Extracurricular and leadership involvement
In our application review process, we want to get to know you. If you’ve been involved in activities outside the classroom throughout your secondary school experience, please reflect that in your application materials. Let us know what you’ve taken part in, where you’ve taken a leadership role, and where you’ve had an opportunity to volunteer outside of the classroom.

3. Recommendation(s) from secondary or university counselors, teachers or professors

4. Advanced Placement (AP) classes and International Baccalaureate (IB) candidates

Student records submitted to St. Norbert College become the property of the Office of Admission and cannot be returned, copied or released to a third party. Student records are digitally scanned.