Admitted Students

Graduate programs

Now that you’ve been admitted to Woodbury, here’s what you need to do:

What's next?

Congratulations on your acceptance to Woodbury University! We’re excited to welcome you into our community. On this page you will find the information that you need in order to enroll into your new program.

Submit your non-refundable Commitment Deposit to confirm your enrollment at Woodbury. The Commitment Deposit is $500 for both Domestic and International students.


If you wish to live on campus (Burbank campus only), please use the link below to submit your housing application.

Please note that the housing deposit is separate from the Commitment Deposit.

Housing Application

If you wish/need to live off-campus, the off-campus housing program is a resource for students searching for accommodations in the surrounding community. Click the button below for more information.

Off-Campus Housing

Choose the category that best describes you (A or B) and follow its instructions:

(U.S. Citizens, Green Card Holders, or U.S. Asylees or Refugees):
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 to receive maximum graduate student loans.
(Woodbury’s FAFSA code: 001343.)

The FAFSA application deadline is March 2nd.

(Students who need a non-immigrant visa to attend Woodbury):
• International Students outside the U.S.: Woodbury will issue new I-20 once all necessary documents are submitted, including the non-refundable $500 commitment deposit and proof of adequate financial guarantee.

• International Students residing in the U.S. with F-1 Visa Status: The U.S. institution currently holding your I-20 SEVIS record must fill out a Woodbury Transfer I-20 form.

Once your SEVIS record is transferred and released, you will be issued a Woodbury I-20.

During orientation, you will register for classes, obtain your Woodbury student ID, and get to know the campus resources, staff, and faculty.

International Orientation:
In addition to registering for Graduate Orientation, international students must register for International Orientation. You will learn about required legal and institutional responsibilities to maintain your status.

Attendance at orientation is mandatory for all new students.

Register for Orientation


All official transcripts, evaluations, and test scores must be submitted prior to the start of the semester. In addition, international students (if applicable) must submit their official course-by-course foreign transcript evaluations from a NACES-approved agency prior to the start of the semester.

For graduate students, this Frequently Asked Questions document below will provide guidance on when tuition is due, the different methods of payment accepted, deferment options, and much more. More information will be covered about tuition due date and payment plans during orientation.


Get lot of useful information in our International Pre-Arrival Handbook:

International Pre-Arrival Handbook

Form I-20 Documentation

A Form I-20 is generated after applicant has accepted the offer of admission by submitting their non-refundable commitment deposit along with the following documentation:

  • Passport – Submit a copy of applicants’ passport, along with that of any dependents who will apply for an F-2 visa.
  • Financial Guarantee – Submit proof of financial support in the form of a bank statement dated within the last six months. Financial support must be sufficient to cover student expenses for one full academic year. Bank statements must be original, and on letterhead from a checking, savings, or time deposit account. Brokerage (stock funds), real estate, or any other non-liquid assets are not acceptable. All bank statements must be in English and in U.S. dollar currency or its foreign equivalence. An I-20 Sponsor Form is required for any document which is not in the name of the applicant .

I-20 International Student Sponsor Form

  • Transfer I-20 Form – The Transfer I-20 Form is only required for applicants who are currently in the United States with an F-1 visa granted by another institution.

Transfer I-20 Form

Submission of falsified documentation will result in university admission denial or termination after enrollment.

International Resources and Support

  • Woodbury has developed a truly vibrant environment that promotes cultural diversity and cross-cultural communication throughout the university. International students will experience opportunities to connect with the campus community and experience the culture of the United States and Southern California. Specialized resources are available for students throughout their education involving individual attention, advisement, academic support and student life support.

For more information on travel and immigration, financial services and living in the United States:

More Information

In order to protect our students from contracting vaccine-preventable illnesses, Woodbury has implemented a plan that will require housing and International students to provide proof of vaccination and/or immunity to vaccine preventable diseases and undergo tuberculosis screening test. Read more by clicking the button below.

Note to check back often as this policy may be updated throughout the year.

Immunization policy

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