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International Admission Information

Application Deadlines
Both first-year and transfer applicants are admitted by rolling admission. Applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee as soon as they are complete, and applicants are typically notified of a decision within three weeks. Because some programs fill early, it is advisable to complete applications by January 31. Candidates for programs in Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Pharmacy must be aware that these programs are highly competitive, have a small number of openings each year, and may be filled before January 1. Please refer to specific programs for admission requirements at

Application Requirements

In addition to the admission requirements outlined in the application for admission, first-year international applicants must submit an official copy of a test that assesses English competency. Husson University accepts test results from the following agencies:

  • TOEFL iBT - minimum score of 75 (iBT) or 537 (paper-based test).
  • TOEFL Essentials- minimum score of 8.
  • IELTS- minimum score 6.
  • PTE Academic  (Pearson Test of English Academic)- minimum score of 50.
  • DET (Duolingo English Test)- minimum score of 100.


Language test may be waived if:

  • Native speaker of English (e.g., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland);
  • Student has successfully passed an English Composition course at a US higher education institution with a grade of C or higher;
  • Students who have been studying in a total English immersion environment for two or more years may replace the test of English competency with the SAT or ACT. 


In addition, after acceptance, students will complete a Math Placement Exam prior to class placement. Assessments help to ensure course placements that provide the strongest support for academic success.

Upon acceptance, all first-year and transfer international students will be asked to submit a $500.00 deposit, which will be applied to the first semester tuition. The deposit is refundable until May 15 for those entering in the fall semester. Deposits received after May 15 are non-refundable.

The Presidential Global Scholarship is available to all first-year international students. Students may be eligible for awards from $1,000 to $10,000. Every applicant is screened for eligibility based upon merit criteria that include grade point average, test scores, leadership, and service. Scholarships are renewable based upon maintaining a 2.5 grade point average and good school citizenship. Students must submit all application materials by January 1 to be considered for any level of the Presidential Global Scholarship.

Transfer Students
International Students interested in transferring to Husson University must have a minimum grade point average of 2.4, (based on a 4.0 scale) to be considered for admission. Specific programs may have differing requirements. 

Health records, Immunizations and Health Insurance
All students are required to submit proof of health insurance with a US based carrier. Students may purchase a plan through Husson University. The State of Maine requires proof of specific immunizations before students may attend classes. Upon acceptance, students will receive health and immunization forms to be completed by a licensed physician.

Please see the Student Health Center website for information on our International Student Immunization Requirements.

Residence and meal information will be sent to accepted applicants in April. Information will include directions to campus, room information, suggestions for packing, climate and weather information, and suggested accommodations for students who must arrive before residence halls open. Roommate information will be sent in July. All full-time first and second year undergraduates must live in university housing unless they are married or living with family, within an approximate 30 mile radius of campus.

International Student Application Admission Information

For more information

Phone and Email Address
Kimberly Odusami Kimberly Odusami
Director of International Initiatives
205A Wildey Communication Center
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor, Maine 04401