International Admissions

international students at welcome day

Welcome to Stockton University's Office of Undergraduate International Admissions!

Here, the rapidly growing number of international students represents the true diversity of the world, with over 30 countries represented each academic year.

Review the below information carefully if:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen applying to Stockton from a high school or university outside of the U.S. (review only STEP 1 below)
  • You are not a U.S. Citizen applying to Stockton from secondary school or university outside of or within the U.S.

Note: Students in DACA and/or undocumented status are not considered international students.


Let us help!

  • See what International Students have to say about their journey to and life at Stockton.
  • Take a virtual tour of Stockton, our Housing, our dining options, and more.
  • Read our International Student Ambassador blogs.
  • View recordings from the past interational student workshops.

International Student Application and Arrival Steps

It takes time and commitment to get from the idea of wanting to study abroad, to arrival at Stockton.

We broke this process up into 3 easy steps. Each step is separate from one another, but is required to proceed to the next step. For example, you cannot apply for Form I-20 until you’ve been admitted and have committed to the University.

Study these steps carefully to gain a thorough understanding of the entire process. It will take a minimum of 3 months to complete the entire process (if you are organized, have all the required documents, and can schedule a visa interview without delay). Realistically, plan to spend at least 3-6 months on completing this process.

*Students who are already in the U.S. on a visa can disregard Step 2 and Step 3.

Who is an International Student?

Stockton University defines international students as “a ‘non-immigrant’ student visitor who comes to the United States temporarily to take classes. A non-immigrant is an individual who intends to stay in the U.S. temporarily, does not have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status (a "green card"), and requires a visa to be in the U.S. Most international student applicants will be admitted under the F-1 student visa. International students with other visa status also may be admitted.”

U.S. citizens completing high school outside of the United States are considered domestic for application purposes, but international for admission consideration purposes and must therefore familiarize themselves with supplemental international application requirements.

International First-Year and Transfer Student Application Deadlines


Fall 2024

Spring 2025

Fall 2025

Submit a completed application for admission

May 30, 2024

November 1, 2024

May 30, 2025

Admissions decision issued by

June 10, 2024

November 11, 2024

June 10, 2025

Submit Enrollment Confirmation deposit

June 30, 2024

November 15, 2024

June 30, 2025

Submit a completed Application for Form I-20

June 30, 2024

November 15, 2024

June 30, 2025

International Student Orientation (mandatory)

September 4, 2024

January 17, 2025

August 29, 2025

International Student Ambassadors

Schedule an appointment with your Peer-to-Peer Advisors, who are current international students at Stockton!


Margvinatta (Natta) Senesie

Margvinatta (Natta) Senesie

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Riya Goyal

Riya Goyal