International Admissions

Elizabeth City State University is proud to be a home to students from so many different backgrounds and countries.

Who Is considered an International Student?

Anyone who has completed his or her education outside of the United States is considered an international applicant irrespective of citizenship or residency. If you will require a F1 visa to study in the United States then you are considered an international student for tuition purposes and an international applicant. 


International students must meet all criteria for unconditional acceptance into a Degree Program of Study to Elizabeth City State University and provide documented proof of ability to meet financial responsibility associated with enrollment and living expenses.
Undergraduate Admissions
Graduate and Professional Schools

  • The Financial Guarantee Form must be completed and signed by both the sponsor and the prospective student. Return pages 3 of the form along with all required bank certified documents or documentation confirming sponsorship, University funding, or any combination of support in the minimum amount of $19,234 (USD).
  • Complete, sign and return the International Student Data Form
  • Provide a photocopy of the identification page(s) in your passport or official document showing the correct name combination you will be using inside the United States and at the University. 
  • If you are currently in F-1 status inside the United States provide the International Admissions with documents confirming your current legal status to include the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20), the I-94 (front and back), a valid passport and U.S. visa stamp pages, etc.  You must complete the SEVIS transfer process. The Transfer Clearance Form will be provided to you once you 1 have been admitted to the University and 2 submit all required documents requested by the International Admissions. You may contact the International Admissions by phone or e-mail to obtain additional information regarding transfer clearance.
  • If you hold an immigrant status or you are in another current legal status with education benefits other than F-1, please confirm your legal status by providing a copy of your legal document(s) before you enroll.

If it appears that you cannot complete the requirements for admission and enrollment by the semester for which you have applied, you may wish to consider deferring your enrollment eligibility to the next full semester. Please contact the appropriate admissions office for details regarding deferment requests.

Admissions Deadlines

Please visit Undergraduate and/or Graduate Admissions website to confirm admissions application deadlines.

Special Note: Form issuance, visa application and entry to the United States, as well as reporting to the school after arrival now require electronic registration in the Student Exchange Visitor Information System maintained by USCIS. Therefore students must enter the U.S. before the last day of class registration of the enrollment semester. Students entering or attempting to enter the U.S. on an I-20 issued for a begin date in conjunction with approved academic semesters AFTER the last date for approved registration WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE OUT OF STATUS AND MAY BE required to apply for reinstatement and/or face immediate deportation.

If you have questions about the Issuance Deadline dates, please feel free to contact us at (252) 335-3305 or you may email

International Admissions reserves the right to recommend that international applicants request to defer enrollment to the next full semester if an I-20 cannot be issued for the existing acceptance date.