International students contribute significantly to our intellectual community, comprising over eleven-percent of the student body. Over 260 international and exchange students representing 41 countries call DePauw home. The relationships students form throughout their DePauw experiences prepares them for the range of ways they will work, learn, and live in an interconnected world.
International Admission Materials Checklist
To apply online, use the link below to access the necessary forms. If you begin an online application, you may save your work at any point and continue at a later time.
**Please note there is no application fee for international applicants.
Official Test Scores/Proof Of English Proficiency
DePauw requires that all applicants submit either official SAT I or ACT scores in order to complete their application for admission and ensure that it is forwarded to the admissions committee for review.
Additionally, an official* score report from TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required if English is not your first language.
The following nationalities will receive automatic English proficiency waivers:
Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Dominica, Grand Cayman Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Montserrat, New Zealand, Saint Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Tobago, Trinidad, Turks & Caicos Islands, United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Minimum TOEFL Requirements:
- IBT (Internet-Based) score of 85 (with additional minimums of 20 per section)
- PBT (Paper-Based) score of 563
- CBT (Computer-Based) score of 223
Minimum IELTS Requirement: 6.5
Proof of English proficiency can be waived on a case-by-case basis for those students who have spent their entire secondary school education at an English-medium school (where English is the primary language of instruction) – please send an e-mail to email@example.com to request consideration for a waiver.
DePauw University numbers for submitting official test scores are as follows:
- SAT I and SAT II: 1166
- AP: 1166
- ACT: 1184
- TOEFL: 1166
*Please note that “official” means that the testing agency has sent the score directly to DePauw; scores sent to us by the applicant will not be considered official in any circumstances.
Official Secondary/High School Academic Records
These must come to DePauw directly from your current or most recently attended secondary/ high school, and should contain your grades or marks from the last four years of secondary school (the four years includes the year in progress if you are still in school, so three years of records are acceptable at the time of application).
Documents can be sent to:
Office of Admission
204 East Seminary St., P.O. Box 37
Greencastle, IN 46135-0037
We require that the documents are sent to us in both the original language of issuance (if it is a language other than English) AND translated into English. Translations should be verified by either your school(s), or a local EducationUSA office.
If you come from a country where you have taken national, regional, or state board examinations (such as the Indian CBSE/ISC/State Board, the African WAEC, the Cambridge IGCSE, GCSE, etc.), we require that your counselor submit your exam results along with your high school records.
Please note that we will not accept documents that are sent by the applicant with their supplemental application materials, even if the envelope is sealed and stamped. They must be sent to us directly from your school’s counseling or administration office, either through the Common Applicaiton, or through mail!! We will NOT accept these documents via e-mail.
If you are attending an international school that has an American (AP), Cambridge, or International Baccalaureate curriculum, you can read about our advanced credit policy.
If you are admitted and decide to enroll at DePauw, we will also require that you submit proof of graduation in addition to a final, official transcript.
Students from China, see the Optional Interview section for more information.
A Sample Of Your Writing
Please write an essay of 250 – 500 words on a topic of your choice. This personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself in English.
This requirement is fulfilled through the Common Application website.
Financial Support Documentation
All international students must submit proof of financial support in order to complete their application and be considered for admission to DePauw.
The total estimated amount that must be shown in order to qualify for an I-20 form from DePauw for the 2014 – 15 academic year is $59,505 (less any financial awards for which you may qualify). Please note that this estimated number is subject to change once tuition has been officially set by the university later this year.
The breakdown of this estimate for the 2014 – 15 academic year is as follows:
Tuition and fees - $42,745
Room and Board - $11,200
Insurance - $1,200
Laptop - $1,500*
Enrollment Deposit - $400
Books - $1,000
SEVIS Fee - $200
VISA Fee - $160
Personal Expenses - $1,100
TOTAL - $59,505
*All incoming DePauw students are required to have a laptop. You can purchase one through the university’s laptop program, or you can purchase one on your own, provided it meets the university’s outline requirements.
To fulfill this application requirement, you have 3 options – please only submit one of the following forms:
- If you are NOT applying for need-based financial aid, you should submit the Certificate of Finances.
- If you ARE applying for need-based financial aid, you should submit the International Student Financial Aid Application.
- You may also submit the College Board's CSS Profile, in lieu of either of these documents to fulfill this requirement.*
*Please note that we do NOT issue payment waivers for the CSS Profile, as the ISFAA is free to submit.
If you are admitted and decide to enroll at DePauw, we will at that time also require that you submit an official bank letter or statement stating that you have the funds available to support your study at DePauw so that we can issue an I-20 form for you.
Though an interview is not compulsory for a DePauw applicant, it can help strengthen your application for admission.
Students from China, South Korea, and Taiwan:
DePauw partners with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and will be accepting your CIEE Applicant Interviews as an optional supplement to your application. Register with CIEE to begin the interview process.
All other international students: please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about scheduling a Skype interview with your admission counselor.