International Students

Welcome to PLNU! We’re excited that you’re considering making our campus your home for the next few years. Each year, students from more than 20 different countries attend PLNU, and we hope you’ll be one of them!

We know that transferring to a new school and country can be a big transition, and we’re committed to making that transition as smooth as possible. As an international student, you can either apply as a high school senior or a transfer student. Not sure where to begin? Don’t worry—we’re here to answer your questions and walk you through the application process step by step.


High School Seniors

Early Action
Deadline: November 15
Notification is mailed mid-December
General Admission
Deadline: February 15
Notification is mailed mid-to-late March


Transfer Students

General Admission
Fall Deadline: February 15
Notification is mailed mid-to-late March
Spring Deadline: October 1
Notification is mailed mid-to-late November



We understand that your application is not only a reflection of you as a student; it’s a reflection of you as a person. That’s why we are committed to reviewing your application thoroughly and giving it the individual care and attention it deserves. We believe you have more to offer than just a GPA or test score, which is why there is no numeric formula that determines admittance. Rather, we use a holistic evaluation approach to determine whether you are a good fit for PLNU. You may be the person we’re looking for in our next incoming class, so we encourage you to apply, even if you’re unsure of your qualifications.

To be considered for admission into PLNU, you must have a complete application, including high school and/or college transcripts, TOEFL scores, two essays, and two letters of recommendation. You also have the option of conducting an interview with your admissions counselor, which is highly recommended.


  Apply using our online application

  Submit two letters of recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)

  Submit two essays

  Pay the $55 application fee online or by mail

  Send official transcripts

  • This includes any high school and/or college transcripts. All documents must be translated into English and evaluated by an approved evaluation service before being sent to the Admissions Office. PLNU is not responsible for evaluating foreign transcripts or coursework. 

  Submit official TOEFL scores

  • Applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).This is available through the Educational Testing Service, Box 955, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. We require one the three following exam scores: 

    • 80 Int. TOEFL iBT

    • 216 computer-based

    • 550 paper-based

  Submit official AFFIDAVIT of Support

  OPTIONAL: Request an admissions interview (strongly recommended)



Still have questions? Our admissions counselors are here to help.

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How can I have my coursework evaluated and approved to receive credit at PLNU?

Students seeking to receive credit at the university from an institution outside the United States are required to have their foreign transcript evaluated by a service that is accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A detailed or course-by-course report is required. Official foreign transcripts are submitted to the service of choice and the evaluations subsequently submitted directly to the Office of Records.



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