International Students

Undergraduate Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions International Students International students may be admitted to Barry University if they meet the University's admission requirements.

There are two parts to the process of becoming a Barry University international student. First of all, you must become an accepted student to the university. After that, you must comply with all the documentation necessary for us to provide you with a Certificate of Eligibility (I-20A) that you must present to the US Embassy or Consulate to apply for a student visa.

Barry University accepts applications on a rolling basis. However, applying as early as possible is in your best interest in order to allow ample time for immigration processing. Please note that general admission to Barry University does not guarantee acceptance into all academic majors. Consult the academic requirements for your academic area of interest. Also, please be aware that admission to Barry University does not guarantee that you will be granted a student visa by the United States Embassy or Consulate in your country of origin.

Applying for acceptance

  1. Complete an application to the university
  2. Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).
  3. Submit final end of schooling testing results, if applicable
  4. Submit your official TOEFL scores, if applicable
  5. If documents are in a language other than English, submit official translation of all documents completed by companies that are members of NACES.

After acceptance

Note: Submit your documents by accessing your mybarry account or sending them by email to .

International Students Admission Requirements

Learn More about the requirements specific to your country of citizenship.

International Freshman

An international freshman student is an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States and in addition has never attended a college or university; is coming to Barry with less than 12 hours of transferable college credits; or is a high school student with advanced placement and college credits.

International Transfer

An international transfer student is an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal resident alien of the United States and has at least 12 transferable credits from a regionally accredited college or university. (High school students with advanced placement and college credits should apply as first-year applicants.)

International Students Applying for acceptance to the University

1. Complete an online undergraduate application by creating a myBarry account. Applying online is highly encouraged because it expedites the admission process.

2. Submit official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions. International credentials from an educational system other than the United States must be evaluated by a foreign credential evaluator who is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

The following credential evaluation services are very familiar with Barry University’s international requirements:

Incomplete transcripts must be updated with final official transcripts as soon as all coursework is completed.

3. If applicable, submit final end of schooling testing results, such as the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC).

4. International applicants who do not give evidence of being native English speakers are required to provide test scores from one of the English language proficiency tests accepted by Barry University:

English Proficiency Tests Accepted by Barry University

May be admitted to Barry University and enrolled in undergraduate-level academic classes:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 61
  • TOEFL paper based: 500
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • Duolingo English Test: 85
  • PTE Academic Score: 44

Must improve English proficiency before being admitted into a undergraduate-level program in Barry University:

  • TOEFL internet-based: 60 or below
  • TOEFL paper based: 499 or below
  • IELTS: 5.9 or below
  • Duolingo English Test: 84 or below
  • PTE Academic Score: 43 or below

Consideration may be given to waiving the English proficiency testing requirement for an international freshman applicant who presents a composite SAT or ACT test score (English version) which meets the admission standard and also reflects a verbal score that demonstrates English proficiency.

5. Submit official translations of all documents and educational credentials if they are not in English. Barry University requires that all documents be evaluated and/or translated by companies that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For a complete list of accepted evaluation services, please visit:

Although you may use any NACES member agency, these two agencies provide a specific application designed for Barry students:

6. We invite you to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to set up a visit to Barry University.

International Students After Acceptance

1. Submit an enrollment deposit of $500(USD). This enrollment deposit will secure your place in the incoming class. The deposit will be held in an escrow account and applied to your first semester at Barry. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1st for fall admissions, and after December 1st for spring admissions.

After you have submitted your enrollment deposit, you will be sent information regarding on-campus living and detailed medical insurance requirements from various university offices. You will also be sent detailed information regarding your I-20 issuance and international student orientation from our Office of International and Multicultural Programs.

2. Provide documentary evidence of a means of financial support by submitting an affidavit of support letter and a bank letter addressed to Barry University. The bank letter must state that you or your sponsor have the funds available to pay the total cost associated with attending Barry University for one year (two semesters). Please note that the bank letter must bear a date within six months of the date it is submitted.

If sponsored by a government or an institution, submit a government sponsorship letter or a notarized letter of support guaranteeing payment of tuition and fees, books, room and board, medical insurance, and personal expenses for one academic year (two semesters).

3. Submit a Transfer Eligibility Form if you have attended, or are currently attending, any high schools or higher education institutions in the United States, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, or Guam. A form must be signed by the school advisor or counselor of each school attended.

International Students Medical Requirements

Once accepted, but before being registered for classes you must meet the following medical requirements through Barry University's Health Center.

It is assumed that you are in good health and able to maintain a serious program of study. Please see the Student Health Services section of the catalog or refer to the Health Services website for health requirements for international students residing in Barry University housing.

Note: Students may not reside in University housing or register for classes without having met the requirements of Barry University's Student Health Services.

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