Required Documents

A complete application consists of the following documents:

  1. The Common Application and supplement
  2. $40 nonrefundable application fee (waived if submitted online)
  3. Counselor evaluation
  4. Original TOEFL score (required if English was not the high school language of instruction)
  5. Official high school transcripts
  6. Certified translation of all high school transcripts (if in a language other than English)
  7. Official university transcripts
  8. Certified translation of all university transcripts (if in a language other than English)
  9. Certification of Available Finances, including official bank letters, statements of support, and bank statements (Please follow all directions included in the Certification of Available Finances)
  10. Teacher recommendation
  11. Students may be required to present SAT or ACT scores
  12. Certificates, diplomas, or examination results marking completion of secondary education or preparation for higher education (e.g., IB or national exam results)

English Language Proficiency

TOEFL scores must be submitted if the applicant’s native language is not English or if the applicant has not graduated from a high school where English was the language of instruction. A minimum TOEFL score of 88 on the IBT is required. Students must ask the testing agency to send original TOEFL scores to Creighton University. The Institutional Code for Creighton University is 6121. Official results of other standardized English tests may be considered.

Please see the Intensive English Language Institute page for more information regarding their programs.

Conditional Admission

Eligible students who have not attained English proficiency may be conditionally admitted provided that they enroll in Creighton’s Intensive English Language Institute (IELI) until they obtain the required English proficiency level.

Certification of Available Finances

All applicants are required by the U.S. Government to certify that they can provide adequate funding to cover the cost of a U.S. education. Final admission to Creighton University cannot be authorized and an I-20 issued until the Office of International Programs verifies the applicant’s complete Undergraduate Student Certification of Available Finances Form.

Matteo Ricci Scholarships for International Students

Creighton University offers eligible international students Matteo Ricci academic scholarships. Criteria for the awards include excellent academic records and F-1 visa status. Returning students and permanent residents are not eligible to receive the Ricci scholarships. To have their scholarships renewed after their first year, recipients should maintain a pre-determined grade point average and maintain their F-1 visa classification. Applicants interested in competing for these scholarships must submit their complete application for admission on or before March 1st, the priority deadline for Fall Semester admission or before September 1st, the priority deadline for Spring Semester admission.