Students from over 30 countries come to Sewanee to work closely with faculty, conduct research, pursue internships, and create lasting friendships.

International Application Checklist


How to submit:

Completed Common Application

commonapp.orgAfter we receive and verify your application, we will email the applicant's login credentials to their Applicant Status Page.

Official High School Transcript

Your high school can submit via or by email.

English Proficiency Exam

Testing agency or your high school can email the score report.

SAT or ACT scores (optional)

Testing agency or self-report

Two letters of recommendation (1 core teacher and 1 from your high school counselor/principal)

Your high school can submit via  or by email

Not applying for need-based aid? Submit the Certificate of Finance and Proof of Finance.

Applicant Status PageWe do not accept financial documents over email or fax. 

Applying for need-based aid? Submit the ISFAA or CSS Profile and Proof of Finance

Applicant Status PageWe do not accept financial documents over email or fax.

Admitted Students

Your Domain

Excited to begin your journey here on the Mountain? This is where you can make your enrollment deposit, register for an admitted student event, keep up with our Sewanee Sessions, and learn more about the people, places, and opportunities you will soon be acquainted with.

Office of Global Citizenship

From your application through your graduation (and beyond!), we support your academic, social, and personal endeavors with international student orientation, immigration and acculturation advising, off-campus trips, on-campus events, Friendship Families, and more.


Application Review

All international students educated outside of the U.S. will be reviewed by the International Enrollment Coordinator. All international students educated inside the U.S. will be reviewed first by their territory admission counselor and then onto the International Enrollment Coordinator. International students interested in transfer admission should review transfer information.

English Proficiency

Sewanee considers several standardized tests to evaluate English language proficiency and we reserve the right to require additional exams. We do not superscore any of the below exams. Applicants requesting an English Proficiency waiver must do so in the link below through their Applicant Status Page as waivers are not automatically granted. Our recommended minimum scores: Duolingo English Test: 115+ | IELTS: 7.0+ | PTE Academic: 70+ | TOEFL: 95+

Scholarships & Aid

All applicants applying to Sewanee have at least two types of aid available, academic aid and need-based aid.


We offer invitation-only appointments with international applicants that have completed their application and are competitive in our applicant pool. If a student is invited for an online appointment, they will be conducted by the International Enrollment Coordinator and are required. It is often helpful for us to receive an optional InitialView interview from international applicants.


Any student who is not a U.S. citizen will qualify as an international applicant. The University of the South is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. Students who are still under eighteen years of age by Aug 1, 2020, will need to have a parent sign and return a Medical Release form and should have an adult in the U.S. appointed as a Power of Attorney until the student reaches the age of eighteen.