How to Apply as an International Student

The University of Redlands welcomes applications from students around the world. Our students represent more than 44 countries of citizenship. Part of what makes Redlands great is the variety of experiences and backgrounds our students bring to our campus community.

An international student is someone of foreign nationality who has entered or will enter the U.S. with a student visa.

Our application for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 is available on Common Application.

Application Requirements

- The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member questions
- $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
- One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report.
- One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability.
- SAT or ACT score for students whose first language is English
- Students whose first language is not English, may meet English proficiency by one of the following:
550 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
500 SAT Critical Reading
21 ACT English and Reading Sections
TOEFL minimum 80iBT/550
IELTS minimum 6.5

Click here to learn more about conditional admission opportunities.


November 15 - Early Decision (binding deadline)
November 15
 - Early Action (non-binding deadline)
January 15 - Regular Decision

Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis.

Merit-Based Scholarships

All international students who submit a complete application will be automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Ranging in value up to $27,000, merit scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, leadership, and service. Additional international student need based aid may be available. Click here to learn more about tuition and fees for international students.

Office of International Students and Scholars

The Office of International Students and Scholars assists international students attending the University of Redlands. It provides workshops and events to help you acclimate to campus life and American culture. For more information, please visit their website.

Application Requirements for International Transfers

Common Applicationincluding the essay and University of Redlands writing supplements
- $50 application fee
- Official transcripts from each institution attended
- An IERF evaluation is required for coursework completed outside of the U.S.
- Official transcripts from each secondary school attended, including proof of high school graduation
- One letter of recommendation from a professor who can speak to your academic ability
- SAT or ACT test scores or TOEFL or IELTS test scores. SAT or ACT scores are required for students with less than 24 transferable semester units.

Students with 24 or more transferable semester units must have successfully completed:

English Composition
Intermediate Algebra

Application Deadlines

March 1 - Fall Semester
November 1 - Spring Semester

Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space available basis.

*Students may transfer up to 66 units from a two-year institution or 96 units from a four-year institution.

Redlands in Your Language

Fact Sheets
We have translated our fact sheets in the languages below.  Click on one to read more about the admissions process at Redlands.

Chinese Simplified

Dedicated Web Pages

We have translated a portion of our site into the following languages.

Chinese Simplified

You may find the University of Redlands on School Apply.

Programs with additional application materials

The Johnston Center for Integrative Studies

Students interested in the Johnston Center must submit applications to both the University and the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. Applications can be submitted concurrently. However, a student will not be reviewed for the Johnston Center until admitted to the University of Redlands. Please contact Ashley Morris at for access to the supplemental application. Students will be notified of this decision via mail.

The Johnston Center strongly encourages visiting campus to experience the program’s strong living-learning community. Opportunities include overnight stays, classroom visits, and meetings with the Johnston Center Director, Julie Townsend.  

School of Music

An audition is required for admission for those who want to major or minor in Music. For more information, contact Brad Andrews, Director of Music Admissions, at (909) 748-8014 or