Global Education


International Student Admission Process

Central State University welcomes international students from around the world. The infusion of multi-cultures enriches the collegiate experiences of all students, promotes global thinking, and develops students to succeed in a global society. If you are considering pursuing or continuing higher education in America, a rewarding experience awaits you at Central State University!

Consideration for admission requires the completion of the online application forms. Completed applications must be submitted before the deadlines listed below. Students who are attending other schools in the United States should not withdraw until they have received a letter of acceptance.

Criteria for International Student Admission

In order for you to be considered for admission to Central State University, you must follow the instructions below. The admission decision will be communicated after all items listed below are received.

1- Official Application

The application form must be completed fully in English. All international students must apply as full-time students and must specify a major. Receipt of your completed application is required by the deadline dates listed below:

In order to ensure consideration for the desired semester, we recommend you apply and submit all of the requested information by the deadline associated with that semester.

When filling out the application, you should use your complete name and be consistent in its use. Please use the same order of your first name, middle name, and last name in all of your correspondences with Central State University offices. Any inconsistency in name order may prevent the proper processing of your application.

Click to access the online application form.

Send your completed application packet to:

Central State University
Office of Admissions
PO Box 547
Wilberforce OH 45384

2- Application Fee

All applicants to Central State University are required to submit a nonrefundable application fee of $30 in U.S. currency. Please make draft checks or money orders payable to Central State University. Fee waivers are not accepted by international applicants.

3- Academic Records

Official transcripts of all secondary schools and universities previously or currently attended should accompany your application for admission. A high school transcript is a record of all the courses/subjects you have completed and the grades (marks) attained for each class of the four years of study prior to graduation from high school.

An official transcript of the General Secondary School Examination administered by your country must also be submitted with your high school transcript and other documents.

Please send an official copy of your school transcripts to the following credential evaluation agency. The agency's web address is A copy of the evaluated transcripts should be sent from the evaluation agency to Central State University using the address below:

Central State University 
Center for Global Education 
PO Box 1004
Wilberforce, OH 45384-1004

Photocopies of original documents must have the signature of the Registrar, and the seal must be original and separate from the photographic image. All documents not issued in English with the official’s signature must be accompanied by a notarized English translation.  To reiterate, all official documents must be received in our office by the deadlines outlined above.

4- English Proficiency Requirements
It is essential that you, as an international applicant, be proficient in the English language. The ability to understand, speak, read, and write in English effectively is essential to a successful academic career. No student is exempt from this requirement unless his/her native language is English. English proficiency is a university requirement that can be met through one of the following:

• Meet the current score requirements on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 500 (Paper-Based Exam), 173 (Computer-Based Exam), or 61 Internet-Based Exam. Only official test scores received directly from the testing authority ETS will be considered valid (
• Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 5.5 (
• Score a C (Pass) or better in English on the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). The score must be no more than 2 years old.
• Score a C (Pass) or better on the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).
• Successfully complete English language studies (Level 112) from any of the ELS Centers (
• Score a 90 or higher on the Duolingo English Test (

If you are already in the U.S. and attending a school, a university, or a college, you need to provide us with the following:

1. College: Transcript indicating successful completion of 36-quarter or 24-semester credit hours of college-level courses (remedial courses are not accepted).

2. High School: Transcript indicating completion of 12th-grade schooling and having successfully passed the 12th grade English college prep unit. ESL courses are not accepted. If you graduated from a USA high school, you are required to take the ACT or SAT at least once.

5- Financial Support

Central State University does not guarantee any scholarship or financial assistance to international students. Therefore, it is mandated that students show proof of financial support. Estimated expenses for the academic year 2019-2020 are as follows:


Estimated Tuition & Fees $  8,762.00
Estimated Room Charges $  5,600.00
Estimated Board Charges $  4,880.00
Estimated Health Insurance $  1,630.00
Estimated Cost of Books & Supplies $  1,500.00
Estimated Yearly Cost $22,372.00

This amount does not include travel expenses to and from the United States. It is calculated on a full-time basis for a two-semester academic year. Tuition and fees must be paid at the time of registration for courses. Room and Board fees are due at the beginning of each semester. No exceptions are made for these requirements. Students must have adequate finances to cover all expenses for the entire time that is required to earn the degree. Your first month in the United States demands more financial outlay than any other single period. An additional $1,000 should be available to meet these expenses. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

The financial forms are included with the application forms. They are required before an I-20 (the form required to obtain an F-1 student visa) is issued. International students must complete a financial sponsorship form to include: bank verification of funds; student’s personal funds; a relative; organization; or government, either foreign or American.

6- Two Letters of Recommendation

Recommendation letters should be from faculty or administrators who are familiar with your academic and personal achievements.

7- Passport Photocopy

Please include a photo of your passport which includes your full name, birthday, and passport number.

8- Immunizations

Refer to the Student Health Services website to see the full list of health and vaccine requirements.

9- Shipping your I-20

Upon acceptance to Central State University, you will be issued an I-20 document. The Center for Global Education will contact you to set up an account with EShipGlobal to pay for the shipment of your I-20 and admissions packet. Payments can be made by credit card, wire transfer, or PayPal and will vary based on location.

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