International Students

International Students


FSU is proud to be a home away from home to students from many different backgrounds and countries.


As an international student, you will join FSU's diverse, global campus community. Our Office of International Education will support you during your application process and throughout your time as a student. Once you're a Bronco, our International Students Association can also help you become acclimated to campus and find your place in the Bronco family.

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Online and Distance Learning Restrictions

For FSU to remain in compliance, ALL F-1 VISA international students in the U.S. are only allowed to take one online course or one distance learning course per semester. All the remaining classes must be face to face.

The definition of an online course is as follows:

“An online, or distance learning, course for the purpose of international student regulations means a course that is primarily offered through technology and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examinations or other purposes integral to completion of the class.”

How To Apply

You are considered an international applicant if you do not hold United States citizenship or resident alien status.

*SpanTran has created a custom application for Fayetteville State University students to help them get the right kind of foreign transcript evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here.

All documents must be received at least thirty (30) days prior to the semester of proposed study at Fayetteville State University.

You will need to submit the following as part of your undergraduate application for admission:

Step 1: Completed Form and Application

A completed application for admission and a non-refundable $50 application fee.

A Certificate of Finances form

Step 2: Course-by-course evaluation

A course-by-course evaluation of all secondary and post-secondary transcripts by SpanTran.*

Step 3: Proof of Language Proficiency

Proof of Language of Proficiency is required unless you are from a country where English is your official language. Proof of Language Proficiency established by presenting one of the below scores (scores should not be more than 2 years old):

  • Official SAT I reading score of 450 or higher
  • Official IELTA Score: 6
  • Duolingo English Test Score: 94
  • Official TOEFL Scores
    • Internet based: 61
    • Paper Test: 500

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