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International students are a growing population at Capital University and we welcome you to apply online now or you can download an application for international students (PDF). We accept both first-year and transfer international students and offer an ESL program. You can read more about the requirements for each program below.
We encourage you to plan ahead and review our scholarship opportunities. Be sure to submit your application or complete the Common Application. and all the required admission materials early. If you apply past the deadlines, we cannot guarantee that your application will be processed in time for the next semester start date. Once we have received all the required documents, you will receive an acknowledgement of the application by e-mail. Please allow two to three weeks for your application and credentials to be processed.
** Please note: all documents submitted for admission consideration become university property and will not be returned (regardless of the admission decision).
To apply as an international student to one of Capital’s undergraduate programs, please submit materials before April 15 for fall semester or October 15 for spring semester. Certain programs (e.g., nursing, etc.) may have earlier admission deadlines. Please check with the appropriate department to learn more about specific deadline.
A completed undergraduate application includes:
ESL Application Deadlines (for students applying from outside the United States)
To apply to our ESL Program, follow the directions on the application form. A completed ESL application includes:
Note to ESL transfer students: In addition to the standard application materials required above, students transferring to Capital University from another U.S. institution must work with an international student advisor to complete the International Transfer Form from the International Student Application Packet (PDF). Also, if the student is transferring from an ESL program in the United States, he or she must submit the latest grade report from the ESL program in addition to the high school and university transcripts. If you are currently in the U.S, we also require you to attach a copy of the front and back of the I-94 form, visa pages, and other immigration document (form I-20 or DS-2019, etc.).For students starting classes in or after January 2016, there is a $25 nonrefundable application fee for ESL program; in addition, Capital University uses University Express Mail Services (eshipglobal) to ship all documents via express mail. For more information on I-20 shipping options, please visit After You’re Admitted session on the ESL website.
International students applying for a graduate programs should review the list of programs applications and submit the materials required by that program.
If you are applying for any graduate program, Adult and Continuing Education Program, or the Nursing Accelerated Program, you may also need to include: