Creighton University is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students.
Candidates for admission from foreign countries must present original and complete educational credentials, including a certified translation of all university transcripts (if in a language other than English) from a recognized credential evaluation service, such as the World Education Services. Ability to speak and write correct grammatical English is imperative. All foreign applicants are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have the scores sent to Creighton unless they can demonstrate proficiency in English in some other way. In general, acceptance into the University may be granted if the candidate’s credentials indicate satisfactory preparation for admission and if the candidate’s TOEFL score is at least 90 on the Internet-based Test (iBT) at the graduate level. Foreign students may enroll in Creighton University’s English Language Program on a full-or part-time basis in order to improve their English skills. Individual programs may require higher minimum TOEFL scores.
Once the international candidate has been accepted into the University as a full-time student, an affidavit of support for the cost of at least one semester is required before a certificate of eligibility (Form I-20) will be issued to the student.
Creighton University requires all registered students who are not permanent U.S. residents or U.S. citizens to enroll in Creighton’s health insurance group plan offered for international students. The insurance is valid anywhere in the world during the policy term except the student’s home country or country of regular domicile. Coverage for dependents is also available. For more information, contact the Global Education Office, 402.280.2221.