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International Students

American Sports University issues I-20 eligibility certificates to improve students' chances of entering the United States who wish to pursue our Bachelor in Sports Management degree program. The University does not supply visas, a service provided only at the U.S. Embassy. International students do not qualify for need-based financial aid. Students already residing in the U.S. and holding other non-immigrant visas (such as E2, H2, or L2) are classified as international students.


International applicants (those who are or will be in the United States on non-immigrant visas) are required to submit the following documents. Additional information may be required by the academic departments.

  • Application for admission.
  • Application fee: a check or money order for $450.00 drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. currency and made payable to American Sports University must accompany the application. The $450.00 fee is non-refundable and cannot be deferred.
  • Proof of SEVIS I-901 Fee. To process your SEVIS I-901 Click Here.
  • Scores on examinations required for admission (e.g. TOEFL) must be sent to ASU by the testing agency.
  • One official copy of academic records with certified English translation.
  • Documented evidence of financial support (see Financial Guarantee Statement below).
  • Graduate students must submit letters of recommendations directly to the appropriate academic department as requested.

Financial Guarantee Statement

The United States government requires all international applicants to provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses before a formal letter of admission or the forms needed for obtaining a visa will be issued. International students are also required to have health and accident insurance. The cost of university-provided insurance will be added to the student's fees unless he or she presents proof of adequate coverage.

Each applicant relying on personal or family support must furnish, at the time of application, an original financial-guarantee letter indicating the sponsor's name and address and verifying the ability to pay all education-related expenses for the first academic year. This document must be verified by bank seal. It is crucial for students to submit their financial guarantee letters with their applications if they wish to receive notification of admission as quickly as possible.

Applicants whose financial support will come from their home governments or other official agencies must submit similarly appropriate documents from their sponsors at the time of application.

International students cannot meet the full amount of their educational expenses by working while in the United States. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service rarely allows students to work off-campus, and employment opportunities are further limited by legislation that requires holders of student visas to be full-time students.

Deadline for International Students

Students should send completed applications with the required documents and fee to the Office of Admissions. All international students must follow the deadlines in the application for their particular program of study. Only a formal letter from the Office of Admissions grants official admission.

Official Document to Enter the United States

The Office of Admissions will provide I-20 eligibility certification for the student to enter the United States. Any student entering the United States by means of a document issued by ASU must register in the Bachelor in Sports Management degree program for the semester in which he/she is admitted. Failure to register disqualifies the student from reapplying for one year from that semester. Reacceptance is not guaranteed.

Registration Requirements for International Students

International students on student visas must be registered full-time in the Bachelor in Sports Management degree program. Such students are considered in violation of immigration laws if not formally registered.

Admission Credit Evaluations

All official transcripts of previous work completed overseas, as well as at U.S. colleges or universities, should be directed to the Office of Admissions.

English Language Requirements

All instruction offered by ASU is in the English language. An international student must score 500 or higher on the paper-based test (173 or higher on the computer-based test/61 or higher on the internet-based test) of the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) in order to quality for admission to the Bachelor in Sports Management degree program.

Graduate Requirements

Much of the Undergraduate Requirements for International Applicants applies to International Graduate Applicants as well. Applicants who are non-native English speakers are also required to report scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Other questions?

If you are unable to find the information you require, contact the school's Office of Admissions.

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