International Applicants

Undergraduate International Student Application Requirements

Priority Deadlines

Spring: November 1
Fall: March 1

Woodbury University has a rolling admission deadline policy and prospective students may apply at any time, however after application deadline, the enrollment term is not guaranteed.

GPA minimum for all undergraduate programs: 2.5 out of 4.0 (unweighted)

International Freshman Applicants

Prospective international students who are current high school seniors and have not graduated from high school at the time of university application. A high school equivalency certificate or GED can be considered on an individual basis.

Select and submit one of the following applications along with an $85 non-refundable application fee.

WOODBURY APPLICATION

In order to complete your application, all required sections of the Woodbury Application must be complete, including submission of required admissions documents uploaded through the page. If you apply using the Woodbury Application, a Common Application is not required.

COMMON APPLICATION

In order to complete your application, all required sections must be submitted on the Common Application website, including required supplemental questions. If you apply using the Common Application, a Woodbury Application is not required.

High school transcripts that include 11th grade are required for all applicants who have not yet graduated at the time of application. Upon acceptance, and prior to enrollment, a final official transcript indicating graduation must be submitted.

All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. Upon receipt of official foreign transcripts in original language and English translation, Woodbury University will complete an evaluation to validate US degree equivalency through a credential evaluation organization.

 

Electronic Submission
Woodbury Application – Upload unofficial transcripts to the Woodbury Application, or submit official transcripts via Parchment, Naviance and The National Clearinghouse.

Common Application – Official high school transcripts can be submitted through the Common Application process.

Mail Submission
Official transcripts through mail submission, must include an original signature of the school official(s) and be sealed in an unopened envelope. Transcripts should be mailed to:

Woodbury University
Office of Admissions
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-7846
United States

Provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following test scores taken within two years of the date of application

  • Minimum TOEFL of 61 (ibt)
  • Minimum IELTS of 6.0
  • Duolingo score of 90

OR

  • Completion of a transferable English composition course (non-ESL) with a grade of C or better, from an accredited and approved college or university
  • Completion of an accredited English language program with the highest proficiency level, from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), or the American Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET)

Woodbury University is test optional. Freshman applicants are not required to submit SAT I or ACT scores, but can submit to help strengthen their applications. Contact your testing center to have your scores submitted and reference Woodbury University code listed below.

Woodbury University Codes:

  • SAT I: 4955
  • ACT: 0481

Applicants may submit academic letters of recommendation from high school teachers, counselors and/or employers.

Electronic Submission
Woodbury Application – Upload unofficial transcripts to the Woodbury Application, or submit official transcripts via Parchment, Naviance and The National Clearinghouse.

Mail Submission
Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to:

Woodbury University
Office of Admissions
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-7846
United States

Applicants can select one of the topics below and write a 500-word personal essay. Upload the essay directly through the Woodbury Application or the Common Application.

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  3. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

The submission of a portfolio is required for Animation applicants and highly recommended for Graphic Design majors.

Students applying for the majors listed below should submit a portfolio via the respective SlideRoom link below. A nominal fee will be charged by SlideRoom for this service. Full instructions are listed on the site. For general artwork, we recommend scanned images rather than photos for best resolution. URLs can also be submitted by uploading a PDF or document containing the link. Requirements can be found on the Slideroom site.

ANIMATION – 2022
GRAPHIC DESIGN – 2022

A Form I-20 is generated after an international applicant has been admitted and has accepted their offer of admission by submitting their nonrefundable commitment deposit and Statement of Intent. The I-20 processing step requires the following documentation to be submitted:

  • Passport– Submit a copy of applicants’ passport, along with that of any dependents who will apply for an F-2 visa.
  • Bank Statement– Bank Statement issued no earlier than 6 months from enrollment date. Optional at the time of application submission. 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. A Sponsor Form is required for any document which is not in the name of the applicant .

I-20 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPONSOR FORM

  • Sponsor I-20 Form is to be completed by international students who are being sponsored by someone other than themselves.

TRANSFER I-20 FORM

  • Transfer I-20 Form is only required for applicants who are currently in the United States with a valid form I-20 from another institution.

International Transfer Applicants

International transfer applicants are high school graduates who have completed a minimum of 24 transferable units at the time of application. Any applicant with fewer than 24 units at the time of application should apply as a freshman. All transfer credit will be considered and evaluated by the Registrar’s Office.

Submit applications, along with a non-refundable application fee, online using the link below:

WOODBURY APPLICATION

In order to complete your application, all required sections of the Woodbury Application must be complete, including submission of required admissions documents uploaded through the page.

Official transcripts are required from all colleges/universities attended. Official high school transcripts and proof of high school graduation are required for students who have not completed an associate’s degree.

All foreign transcripts must be accompanied by an English translation. Upon receipt of official foreign transcripts in original language and English translation, Woodbury University will complete an evaluation to validate US degree equivalency through a credential evaluation organization.

Electronic Submission
Upload unofficial transcripts to the Woodbury Application, or submit official transcripts via Parchment, Naviance, or The National Clearinghouse.

Mail Submission
Official transcripts through mail submission, must include an original signature of the school official(s) and be sealed in an unopened envelope. Transcripts should be mailed to:

Woodbury University
Office of Admissions
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-7846
United States

Provide proof of English proficiency by submitting one of the following test scores taken within two years of the date of application

  • Minimum TOEFL of 61 (ibt)
  • Minimum IELTS of 6.0
  • Duolingo score of 90

OR

  • Completion of a transferable English composition course (non-ESL) with a grade of C or better, from an accredited and approved college or university
  • Completion of an accredited English language program with the highest proficiency level, from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), or the American Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).

(Optional)

Applicants may submit academic or professional letters of recommendation from instructors.

Electronic Submission
Upload letters of recommendation directly through the Woodbury Application.

Mail Submission
Letters of recommendation can also be mailed to:

Woodbury University
Office of Admissions
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504-7846
United States

(Optional)

Select one of the topics below and write a 500-word personal essay. Upload the essay directly through the Woodbury Application.

  1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
  2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
  3. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

Priority Deadline: March 1

Students applying for the majors listed below should submit a portfolio via the respective SlideRoom link below. A nominal fee will be charged by SlideRoom for this service. Full instructions are listed on the site. For general artwork, we recommend scanned images rather than photos for best resolution. URLs can also be submitted by uploading a PDF or document containing the link. Requirements can be found on the Slideroom site.

ANIMATION – 2022
GRAPHIC DESIGN – 2022
INTERIOR DESIGN – 2022
UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURE – 2022

A Form I-20 is generated after an international applicant has been admitted and has accepted their offer of admission by submitting their nonrefundable commitment deposit and Statement of Intent. The I-20 processing step requires the following documentation to be submitted:

  • Passport– Submit a copy of applicants’ passport, along with that of any dependents who will apply for an F-2 visa.
  • Bank Statement– Bank Statement issued no earlier than 6 months from enrollment date. Optional at the time of application submission. 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. A Sponsor Form is required for any document which is not in the name of the applicant.

I-20 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SPONSOR FORM

  • Sponsor I-20 Form is to be completed by international students who are being sponsored by someone other than themselves.

TRANSFER I-20 FORM

  • Transfer I-20 Form is only required for applicants who are currently in the United States with a valid form I-20 from another institution.

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

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Additional Information

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 including individual attention, advising, academic support and student life support.

Learn more about our services for international students

Once your application is processed, an admissions counselor will contact you and you will be informed if further documentation is needed to complete your application. Please take time to review the FAQ below for answers to many questions you may have.

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

Please note that on-campus housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and is not guaranteed.