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International students

St. Norbert College

International admissions

St. Norbert College is a top-ranked Catholic liberal arts college focused on educating and the development of the whole person: personally, spiritually, and intellectually. St. Norbert welcomes international students from all over the world to our riverfront residential undergraduate campus.


If you’re an international student considering SNC, we think you’ll feel right at home despite the distance. Our international students cite our beautiful welcoming Wisconsin campus, small class sizes and superior academic program, along with the numerous opportunities to get involved as reasons that they thrive at SNC. With more than 100 student clubs and organizations, 23 NCAA athletics teams and an active arts community, there’s always something to do on campus!

  • I really want to go into nonprofit work. I think this [WAICU internship at SNC] is a really good door for me because it gives me the idea of how people are willing to help and support. I don’t know where life will take me next, but I know that this is a really great starting point for me.

    Gracey Bediako '24

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    I really want to go into nonprofit work. I think this [WAICU internship at SNC] is a really good door for me because it gives me the idea of how people are willing to help and support. I don’t know where life will take me next, but I know that this is a really great starting point for me.

    Gracey Bediako '24

Application checklist

First-year international students

Transfer international students
International students transferring from another university must also provide:

  • From U.S. schools: official transcripts mailed directly to SNC.
  • From schools outside the U.S.: official transcripts and a course-by-course transcript
    evaluation by a NACES-approved credential evaluation service.

Conditional admission
Conditional admission is available for ESL learners wishing to enroll in the degree programs at St. Norbert College. Learn more about the St. Norbert College English as a Second Language Institute

A local Education USA advising center can provide valuable advice about testing, financial aid, and the student visa process.

All international applicants must demonstrate English proficiency to qualify for admission. We accept any one of the following preferred tests and minimum scores:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 79
  • TOEFL paper-based: 550
  • TOEFL computer-based: 213
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PTE Academic: 54
  • Duolingo English Test: 100
  • ACT English/Writing: 22
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading/Writing: 520

These scores are the general minimum. An institutional version of the TOEFL is not acceptable.

English proficiency waiver policy/ or additional proficiency options:

  • Provide a letter from your high school counselor/school official or a school profile indicating that the language of instruction in your high school is English
  • Students who graduate from an English-only secondary school or an IB program
  • Students who have obtained an undergraduate degree or graduate degree from a recognized institution where English is the language of instruction.
  • Be a citizen of and attend high school in: Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji,Grenada, Guam, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, and Windward Islands
  • Completed a degree programs at university in the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Botswana, Canada, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Hong Kong*, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, United Kingdom, U.S.A., Zambia, Zimbabwe

The decision to waive the standard requirement for language proficiency is at the discretion of the International Admission Committee and is based on the strength of the student’s academic performance.


Academic scholarships

All applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships are based on cumulative grade point average (GPA) from high school/secondary school.

Scholarship GPA Amount
George Washington Scholar 3.5 - 4.0 $27,000
Abraham Lincoln Scholar 3.0 - 3.49 $23,000
Woodrow Wilson Scholar 2.75 - 2.99 $19,000
Benjamin Franklin Scholar 2.5 - 2.74 $17,000

All scholarships are renewable for up to four years provided students remain in good academic standing.

SNC international grant
In order to be eligible for a need-based international grant, students must complete the SNC International Grant application and provide supporting financial documentation.

Student work opportunities
International students have the option of working on campus up to 20 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during official college breaks.

All international students are required to provide supporting documentation to verify adequate funding to pursue studies at SNC. If you are accepted to St. Norbert College, before we can issue your form I-20, please submit the following documents:

  • Official bank statement(s), bank letters, and/or loan letters from your sponsor(s) showing available funds to cover all expenses for your first year of study.
  • Financial Sponsorship Form indicating that the sponsor(s) is willing to financially support your educational studies. If you have multiple sponsors, a separate Sponsorship Form must be completed by you and each sponsor.

  • A copy of passport photo page

You may submit your documents by logging into your student portal. Alternatively, you may send scanned copies of your documents as attachments in an email to

Welcome to the SNC community, Green Knight!! We are so excited for you, and we can’t wait to meet you. Until then, please follow the instructions below for enrolling at St. Norbert:

  • Accept your admission offer 
  • Activate your SNC network account 
  • Submit copy of passport photo page 
  • Review financial aid award package
  • Submit I-20 Request Form and Financial Sponsorship Form 
  • Provide evidence of financial support (bank statements or bank letter)
  • Receive and review your Form I-20 and pay I-901 fee
  • Schedule F-1 student visa appointment
  • Register for classes.
    • Complete the online Academic Advisement Survey
    • Take placement tests (language and math).
    • Sign up for a virtual academic advising appointment. 
  • Apply for on-campus housing
  • Complete the Student Payment & Disclosure Agreement. This document explains the financial responsibility for students attending SNC.
  • Provide proof of health insurance. Health insurance is mandatory for international students. The college health insurance plan through WPS Health Insurance will be automatically added to your account unless you provide proof of outside insurance. Learn more about the WPS Health Insurance.
  • Submit your final high school transcripts and national exam scores 
  • Upload photo for your SNC student ID
  • Submit your medical history in the secure Medicat student portal.
  • Make travel plans to De Pere, Wisconsin and get excited to become the newest Green Knight!

International admissions team

The international admissions team is here to help answer all of your questions as you explore all the opportunities available to you at St. Norbert College. We’re here to support you from application through enrollment. We look forward to getting to know you!

aaron.duszynski.jpg Andelys Bolaños
Director of International Admissions and Recruitment
Location: Bemis International Center
Room: 306
Phone: 920-403-3459

Schedule a virtual meeting with international admissions to learn more about the application process, admission requirements, scholarships, cost, life at SNC, and anything else that will be helpful during your college search.

Schedule a time to chat with a current SNC international student.

St. Norbert College is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. International students must follow U.S. visa and immigration policies.

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Contact the St. Norbert College admission office

Campus location

Ariens Family Welcome Center
310 College Ave.
De Pere, WI 54115

Hours of operation

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
We’re also available by appointment.

Mailing address

Office of Admission
St. Norbert College
Ariens Family Welcome Center
100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115