International Student

Fresno Pacific University is a home away from home for students from more than 40 different countries around the world. Our international admission team will help you navigate the admission process and answer any questions you may have.

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Admission requirements

In order to be eligible for admission as an international student you must complete the following:

  1. Submit an application for admission
    1. Apply online
    2. Download a printable application
    3. If you are already studying in the U.S. and plan to transfer to FPU, fill out the transfer form.
  2. Request official high school transcripts and send them to FPU.
  3. Take TOEFL in your home country. Read more here.
  4. Submit financial documentation by email.
  5. Complete a letter of recommendation from an academic source.
  6. Submit a copy of your passport via email.
  7. Optional: Take the SAT or ACT if transferring under 24 units.
  8. Once you're notified of your acceptance to FPU, request to receive admission documents via express mailing.

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Intensive English Language Program (IELP)

The IELP at Fresno Pacific University is designed for international students and recent immigrants seeking to improve their English abilities. Many of our students are preparing for college level coursework while others are studying for personal or professional advancement.

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Financial aid

Financial aid is available to students who have applied and been accepted. Since assistance from the U.S. government isn't availble to international students, funding is available through FPU through various institutional scholarships. Many international students although fund their education through the use of sponsors and on-campus work.

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Housing options

Fresno Pacific University offers a variety of housing options to students. From freshmen modules to upper-classmen houses, everyone can participate in FPU’s vibrant on-campus community.

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