International Admissions


The following information will assist you in applying for a student visa to our university.

Please note that all documents must be submitted at the same time.
  • Admissions application ($100 application fee, non-refundable)
  • TOEFL documentation with a minimum score of 550 paper based, 213 computer based, or 80internet based (the TOEFL code for Robert Morris University is 1670)
  • An evaluation of your high school and any college transcripts stating you have the equivalent of a U.S. high school and/or college diploma. An official evaluation may be obtained through WES, ECE or AACRAO
  • Copy of valid passport and I-94 departure card information
  • Copy of current I-20, if applicable. This is necessary only if transferring from another U.S. college or high school. A copy of the I-20 from the previous school must be provided along with the official college or high school transcript
  • Current bank statement (original copy) indicating a minimum balance of $48,000 (U.S.) for undergraduate and $30,000 (U.S.) for graduate admissions
  • Permanent foreign address of student
Download the international student checklist to help you keep track of required documentation:
Undergraduate Checklist        Graduate Checklist

Once all required documentation* has been received and is confirmed to be accurate, it will be evaluated for admissions requirements and I-20 eligibility. This process can take up to two weeks starting after all required documents are received.

Once the I-20 is received, the student is able to apply for a student visa (F-1) through their respective U.S. Consulate.

The best way to get started is to contact us. You can request info to receive information in the mail. Apply now to begin your enrollment process. Call us at 800.762.5960, or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!

*If you graduated from a high school outside of the United States and cannot get an official high school transcript because of political unrest or a natural disaster in your homeland, you can submit a letter of explanation to the RMU Provost. You should include relevant academic documentation (i.e., ACT or SAT scores, official college transcripts, proof of armed forces training, or proof of English proficiency) as part of your application.


EducationUSA Centers

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Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.