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International Students

Note the University of Hartford will be closed for the following breaks:
Thanksgiving November 24-27 2016 (opening on the 28th)
Winter December 2016 24-January 2 2017 (opening on the 3rd)

At the University of Hartford, we pride ourselves on being an international university that is large enough to include students from the United States and more than 60 other countries around the world. Yet we are small enough to provide individual attention to all our students. Encouraging international graduate students to make the most of their education in the United States is our main goal at the University of Hartford.

INTL Student welcome reception

  • The Graduate Admission Office & International Center will stop issuing Spring 2017 I-20s after December 15th. All applications for the Spring 2017 must be completed by November 15th to ensure I-20 issuance. All files completed after November 15th can be deferred to the next semester.
  • The Graduate Admission Office processes I-20s on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • I-20 requests will be processed after a student has submitted their deposit. Once accepted, international students must submit their $300 or $500 deposit prior to an I-20 being issued. The deposit is a prepayment of tuition and will be applied to the student's future tuition bill. If a student's visa is denied, a refund request can be emailed to GradStudy@hartford.edu .
  • Once your I-20 is issued we will mail the I-20 to your permanent address and email you the FedEx tracking number.
  • If you have already been issued a different kind of visa (H-1, F-2) or have a Green Card please email Gradstudy@hartford.edu to inform us.
  • CONDITIONAL ADMISSION: Students who meet our academic requirements but are deficient in English testing will be offered Conditional Admission.  They will receive an I-20 issued by our English Language Institute.  If they are able to test out of this requirement, we will create a revised I-20 for their degree program.  It is best for students to provide us with a bank statement / financial support indicating a balance adequate to cover the cost of attendance for their degree program.

International graduate education and understanding is an important part of our mission as a university. It is also a major part of our role as a leading American university.

I-20 Guide

Admission Requirements and Procedures

for International Applicants

International applicants are required to submit the following materials and English-proficiency test scores as part of their graduate application:

  • Application fee: International applicants, who incur the expense of having their non-U.S. academic degrees evaluated by WES, have their $50 application fee waived; international students applying to The Hartt School are still responsible for a $40 audition fee
  • Guarantor's Statement (pdf) with supporting financial documents from a financial institution with current U.S. dollars exchange rates within 6 months of enrollment
  • Estimated Expenses (pdf)
  • WES  All international transcripts must be evaluated by WES on a Basic course-by-course basis.
  • TOEFL , PTE or IELTS For students who are not native speakers of the English Language
    • Average TOEFL scores for students range from a minimum of 80 (Internet Based Total), and 550 (Paper Based Total). The minimum score for the PTE is a 58. IELTS minimum score for graduate studies is 6.5. Please contact the graduate program director for specific score requirements in your program. 
  • Once accepted, international students must submit their $300 or $500 deposit prior to an I-20 being issued. The deposit is a prepayment of tuition and will be applied to the student's future tuition bill. If a student's visa is denied, a refund request can be emailed to GradStudy@hartford.edu .

  • Immunization Record Required prior to registering for classes.

International Student ORientation

Accepted and Deposited International Students are required to attend International Student Orientation, for more information please visit the Orientation website.

International Center

The International Center has been established to assist all international students, exchange visitors, dependents, faculty, and guests of the University of Hartford community. For information on I-20s and other important immigration forms, visit their webpage:

International Center Information:

Location:    Gengras Student Union, room 327
Hours:
         8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Phone:        860.768.4870 (dial 011 first if calling internationally)