International Graduate Student Checklist | University of Portland

International Graduate Student Checklist

For admission purposes, applicants are considered an international student if they are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, and they plan to attend the University in a valid non-immigrant visa status (F-1, J-1, E-2, H-4 visas as well as others).

Graduate application checklists and deadlines vary by program. In addition to program requirements, please review the information below for supplementary items required of international applicants.

Checklists for Graduate Applicants

Additional Items (post-acceptance)

These two items are needed if you are accepted to the University in order to complete immigration form processing. The earlier these items are received the better we can assist you.

All documents submitted to UP become the property of the University and cannot be returned to applicants.


Applications deadlines for Graduate School programs vary by program. However, international students should begin the application process as soon as possible to allow at least two months for student visa processing. Admission decisions will be made after the University has received all application checklist items. I-20 forms will be issued to students after they are fully accepted to the University.

As questions arise throughout the application process, please contact the Graduate School.