Prospective Students

Important Information for students

How to apply as an international student at the University of Redlands

  1. Explore Programs: Begin your journey by discovering the diverse academic offerings on our website. Whether you're interested in undergraduate or graduate studies, we have programs designed to match your ambitions and interests.

  2. Admission Requirements: Familiarize yourself with the specific requirements for international applicants, which can be found under each program's section. Essential documents typically include academic transcripts, recommendation letters, a personal statement, and proof of English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, or equivalent) for non-native English speakers.

  3. Standardized Tests: Depending on your chosen program, you might need to present scores from tests such as the SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT. Plan ahead to ensure your scores are submitted before the application deadline.

  4. Online Application: Our user-friendly admissions portal guides you through the application process. Ensure all information is accurate and complete before submission.

  5. Submit Documents: Alongside your application, upload all necessary documents, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and test scores. Certain programs may request additional materials, so please check the program-specific requirements on our website.

  6. Financial Proof: Demonstrating the ability to finance your studies is crucial. International applicants must provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover tuition and living expenses. Details on the required financial documentation are available in the international students' section.

  7. Visa Application: Upon admission, you'll receive an I-20 form from us, which is necessary for your student visa (F-1 visa) application. Schedule your visa interview at the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  8. Prepare for Arrival: Once your visa is secured, start making your travel arrangements. Keep an eye on the website for important dates, such as orientation and any pre-sessional academic programs.

For the most accurate and detailed application instructions, including deadlines and program-specific requirements, please refer to the relevant sections of our website or get in touch with our admissions team. We're here to support you through every step of your application journey to ensure a smooth transition to the University of Redlands.

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Facts about International Students

International students at the University of Redlands are defined as individuals who come from countries outside of the United States to engage in full-time study. These students bring a wealth of diverse perspectives, cultures, and experiences to the campus, enriching the university community. International students may be enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, or professional programs and are typically on F-1 or J-1 visas. The university recognizes the unique contributions and challenges of international students, offering dedicated support through the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS). Programs and services are tailored to assist with academic, cultural, and social adjustment, ensuring international students thrive during their time at Redlands.

International Alumni at the University of Redlands

The University of Redlands boasts a global network of alumni, including a significant number of international alumni who have returned to their home countries or pursued opportunities elsewhere around the world. These individuals represent the university's broad reach and impact, having taken the skills, knowledge, and experiences gained at Redlands into diverse professional fields. The international alumni community continues to grow each year, contributing to the university's reputation as a welcoming and inclusive institution for students from all corners of the globe.

30 Day Arrival

International students are permitted to enter the United States up to 30 days before the start of their program, as stated on their I-20 or DS-2019 form. This period allows students to settle in, acclimate to their new surroundings, and complete necessary preparations before commencing their studies. The University of Redlands encourages international students to use this time effectively, exploring campus resources, securing housing, and participating in orientation activities. It's an important period for adjustment and integration, setting the foundation for a successful academic and personal experience in the U.S.

OISS Support

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at the University of Redlands is the primary contact point for international students for all matters related to their status, orientation, and integration into campus life. Students can reach out to OISS for support, guidance, and information on immigration regulations, cultural adjustment, academic resources, and more. The OISS staff is dedicated to assisting international students throughout their journey at Redlands, ensuring a smooth transition and a fulfilling university experience.

OISS Contact Info:
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Different Schools at the University of Redlands

College of Arts and Sciences UG

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) forms the heart of the undergraduate liberal arts experience at the University of Redlands. It offers a wide range of majors and minors across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The CAS fosters a multidisciplinary approach to education, encouraging students to explore diverse perspectives, engage in critical thinking, and develop a deep understanding of the world around them. The college is dedicated to providing a broad-based education that prepares students for a lifetime of learning and leadership.

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College of Arts and Sciences Graduate

The Graduate Programs within the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Redlands are designed for students seeking to advance their knowledge and skills in specific fields of study. These programs offer a blend of rigorous academic coursework and practical, hands-on experiences, tailored to meet the professional and personal goals of each student. With a commitment to fostering scholarly excellence and innovative research, the CAS graduate programs prepare students for advanced careers in their chosen disciplines and contribute to their personal and intellectual growth.

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School of Business and Society

The School of Business and Society reflects the University of Redlands' recognition of the interconnectedness of business practices and societal well-being. Offering undergraduate and graduate programs, the school emphasizes ethical leadership, sustainable business strategies, and innovative problem-solving. Students are prepared to become responsible leaders capable of making a positive impact in a rapidly changing global business environment.

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School of Education

The School of Education at the University of Redlands is renowned for its commitment to excellence in teacher preparation, educational leadership, and counseling. With a focus on innovation, equity, and effectiveness, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs designed to develop competent and compassionate educators and counselors. The programs blend theoretical knowledge with hands-on experience, providing students with the skills needed to address the challenges of today's educational landscape.

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San Francisco Theological Seminary

The San Francisco Theological Seminary, part of the University of Redlands, is dedicated to preparing individuals for leadership roles in religious, social, and theological spheres. SFTS combines rigorous academic study with practical applications, ensuring students are well-equipped for ministry, social justice initiatives, and pastoral care. The seminary offers a range of graduate-level degrees and certificate programs, emphasizing an inclusive and diverse learning environment that respects all faith traditions.

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Clubs and Organizations

The University of Redlands is home to a wide array of clubs and organizations that cater to a multitude of interests, from cultural and academic groups to recreational and service-oriented societies. International students can join clubs to explore new interests, connect with peers who share similar passions, and immerse themselves in the vibrant campus culture. Participation in these groups not only enriches the college experience but also fosters leadership skills and community involvement.

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Course Offerings for Students

Course offerings vary here at the University of Students based on your status. 

For Course Offerings at CAS Under Graduate: Click here.
For Course Offerings at CAS Graduate: Click here.
For Course Offerings at School of Business and Society: Click here.
For Course Offerings at School of Education: Click here.
For Course Offerings at SFTS: Click here.