Underwood University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students by issuing SEVIS I-20s.

English Proficiency

In addition to meeting all other applicable requirements for admission, non-native speakers of English must demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency. This may be demonstrated by any of the following:

  • International Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores of:
    – 550 or better (paper test)
    – 79-80 (internet-based test)

Underwood University does not offer any English Language Training Program.

  • If you are a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States, you must submit a copy of one of the following documents to the Office of Admissions. No Declaration of Financial Support is required.
    – Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
    – U.S. Passport
    – Naturalization
    -Birth Certificate
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident, you must verify your immigration status with the PDSO (Principal Designated School Official) or DSO (Designated School Official) of Underwood University. Once the applicant is accepted, an immunization record must be submitted. The form will be supplied by Underwood University.
  • The applicant must also submit financial documentation demonstrating sufficient funds to cover tuition, textbooks, fees, and personal living expenses. The applicant may also submit an affidavit of financial support indicating the affiant’s commitment and financial documentation sufficient to support the applicant’s tuition, textbooks, fees, and personal living expenses.
  • Make initial payment:
    a. First-semester tuition
    b. This payment includes tuition, $100 application fee, $100 facility and student association fees, $100 SEVIS I-20 application fee, $200 SEVIS I-901 application fee, and $100 overseas handling fee for international students.
  • All of the above items must be submitted to Admissions’ Office no later than four (4) months prior to the student’s enrollment. The university will issue a SEVIS (I-20) after the above-stated items have been submitted and approved by the Admissions Committee at Underwood