International Students

Midwestern International Student Program

Quincy University’s warm, welcoming environment makes it a perfect place for international students to begin or continue their college education, meet new friends, and explore life in the United States.

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International Students Admission Requirements/Processes

Quincy University is approved by the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice to accept and enroll nonimmigrant foreign students.

International Freshman Application (PDF)
International Transfer Application (PDF)

DOCUMENTS AND PROCEDURES – Applicants from foreign countries must file the following credentials with the Office of Admissions by April 1 for Fall semester and by September 1 for Spring semester:

  1. A completed Quincy University Application for Undergraduate Admission
  2. An official copy of the original transcript(s) of all high school and/or college work (an English translation of the original transcript(s) is required).
  3. All applicants from non-English speaking schools must submit the results of the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL). An official copy of the test scores must be sent to Quincy University by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541 (Quincy University’s institutional code is 1645). Generally, scores of 500 for undergraduate and 550 for graduate are acceptable evidence of a student’s ability to study successfully in an English-speaking environment. If the student has taken either the ACT or SAT, those official scores should also be submitted. We’ll accept an internet-based score of 61 for undergrad, and 79 for graduate.
  4. A $1,000 enrollment deposit.
  5. A financial statement (certified) attesting to the ability of the student to meet all University costs including books, residential expenses, and health insurance must be notarized and have appropriate signatures.

After the student has been accepted by Quincy University and we have received notarized documentation of financial support, Quincy University will issue the Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status (I-20), which is necessary to obtain a visa from an American Embassy to enter and study in the United States. A certified check payable in U.S. dollars covering the total semester cost for tuition, fees, room, board, and health insurance must be received in the Office of Admissions by August 1 for Fall semester and December 15 for Spring semester.

All international students are required to participate in a health insurance program. Upon arrival, international students must understand that because of varying educational standards, they are subject to examination and evaluation at the discretion of University officials to assure proper placement in classes.

Please mail all correspondence and required information to:

Quincy University
Office of Admissions
1800 College Avenue
Quincy, IL 62301-2699 U.S.A

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Maintaining Your Student Status

As an international student, you are subject to immigration laws imposed by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). You must keep your basic documents valid. If you entered the United States as a student, you must maintain that status by enrolling in a minimum number of credit hours (12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students). Failure to maintain status will result in a loss of all F-1 benefits and may provide the INS grounds to begin deportation proceedings.

Student Employment

On-campus employment may be an option for students with an F-1 visa if jobs are available. The Office of Human Resources maintains a list of on-campus jobs available to students. Learn more.

Meet Your Counselor

Dominic O’Donnell
217-228-5432, Ext. 3405
odonndo@quincy.edu

Dominic will help you discover all there is to know about Quincy University. He can answer your questions about college life, financial aid, applying, traveling to the United States, and more. Get to know Dominic.

There’s no application fee when you apply online.