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International Student Admissions

Student excellence is our commitment. Interested in becoming a student at Southern Nazarene University? Follow the steps below to apply!

International Student Steps to Admission

1. Complete the online application by creating an account, logging in and submitting the application for your desired program:

 2. All International Student Applicants are required to submit  transcripts to one of the following NACES recognized evaluation services:

 3. Submit TOEFL or IELTS results.

  • The TOEFL institutional code for SNU is 6036. A TOEFL score of 61 on the Internet-based exam is required for admission.
  • An IELTS bandwidth score of 6.0 is required for admission.
  • Students transferring from another SEVP-approved US school/institution are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS if they have successfully completed 2 or more semesters and/or have obtained 24 or more credit hours.
  • For graduate and nursing school students, a TOEFL score of 79 on the Internet-based exam or an IELTS bandwidth score of 7.0 is required for admission.

 4. A financial statement of support should be submitted indicating how tuition, school fees, and living expenses will be paid while you are enrolled in college. This includes both the sponsor’s bank statement and the Certificate of Financial Resources signed by your financial sponsor.

5.  Submit ACT or SAT results if taken. This is required for all undergraduate athletes for NCAA Eligibility purposes.


6. Carefully read, sign, and submit the Statement of Understanding.

7. Send copies of your passport identification page.

8. Complete the International Transfer Student Information Request Form if you are transferring from an SEVP-approved US school/institution.

9. Graduate students will need to complete all additional requirements for their specific graduate program.

Processing of I-20s can take about 2 weeks (on average) AFTER all necessary documentation has been received. Any fraudulent documentation submitted will result in immediate denial.


Office of Admissions
Marchant Bldg
Southern Nazarene University
6729 NW 39th Expressway,
Bethany OK 73008, USA


Our Nazarene Heritage
Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to educating people for lives of service to God, leadership, and reconciliation toward their neighbors and within the global community. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read About Our Heritage

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