International Students

You are considered an International applicant if you are neither a citizen nor resident alien of the U.S.

International students are required to obtain a score of 525 (195 Computer Based) or above is required on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and at minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS. A Certificate of Compliance with Immunization Requirements for College Admission and an affidavit of financial aid are required. Equivalent College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) is also required. Transfer International students must meet the MVSU transfer admission requirements.

First year undergraduate applicants must have received a high school diploma with a B average or above, in laboratory science, social studies, and mathematics. In addition, freshman applicants are required to submit either the American College Test (ACT) score of 21 or above or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1060-1090. Transfer applicants who have completed 12 or more hours of university-level academic courses with a B average will not be required to take the ACT or SAT and may be awarded transfer credit.

Copies of transcripts, diplomas, and certificates of all previous academic work must be certified and translated into English. The official I-20 document is issued after the student is fully accepted.


International applicants are students who are admitted, but are not United States citizens. An international student applying for admission to Mississippi Valley State University must have completed secondary school with above average grades. The applicant must have a high degree of competence in the English language.

In order to be fully admitted as an international applicant, the following requirements must be met:

  • Application for admission (completed and signed)
  • Affidavit of Sponsorship ( current bank statement of sponsor must accompany the affidavit)
  • 525 TOEFL score (195 computer based) or a score of 5.5 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Official High School transcript certifying completion of secondary school
  • Transcript& Secondary Certificate of Leaving
  • ACT/SAT Scores
  • Immunization Records showing MMR1, MMR2 and Chest X-Ray results
  • Copy of Passport

Proof of test screening for tuberculosis by chest x-ray and interferon gamma release assays (IGRA) performed in the United States prior to the start of classes is required for all international students.

The Test of English as a Foreign Language is administered abroad three times per year at established and supplementary testing centers by the Educational Testing Service located in Princeton, New Jersey. TOEFL scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions/Recruitment (official scores ONLY) faxed copies not accepted.


Mailing Address:
Office of Admissions & Recruitment
Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Highway 82 W # 7222
Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941

Contact by phone: 662-254-3347 or 662-254-3346

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