International Student Admission
We’re ready to welcome you to the Logan community! Logan University is a high-quality academic destination which creates industry-leading health care professionals from all over the world – all on one of the most beautiful campuses in the United States.
Our Dedicated International Admissions Coordinators:
- Assist with your application and transition to the United States.
- Issue your I-20 and help in obtaining your F-1 Student Visa
- Introduce you to Logan University's student clubs, organizations as well as the vibrant city of Chesterfield and the St. Louis area.
Applying to Logan University as an International Student:
If you live outside the United States, or attended secondary school outside of the United States, applying to Logan University usually takes three steps:
International Student Association
Logan's International Student Association represents countries from all over the world and welcomes international students into the Logan community.
Public Relations Officer
An international student seeking admission to Logan University must provide the following documentation in addition to the admission requirements:
Proficiency in English. TOEFL scores of 500 or better on paper-based exams or 79 on the iBT® Test are acceptable. A break-down of the subscores for the iBT Test are below:
As an alternative to TOEFL, iELTS scores of 6.5 or better are also accepted.
If you are seeking university-level transfer credit for courses completed at an institution outside of the U.S. you must have your transcript evaluated by an accredited service such as WES.
Submit evidence of having financial resources or funding commitment to complete a minimum of one year (12 months) of education.
Submit official transcripts to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. It is sometimes necessary to utilize an outside evaluating agency in which case, the official evaluation by that agency should be sent in lieu of the original transcripts. Have the transcript(s) sent to Logan University, Office of Admissions at 1851 Schoettler Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Evidence of meeting all applicable legal requirements for study in the United States. It is recommended that the applicant submit all records at least six months prior to the requested date of matriculation.
Canadian Financial Assistance
Canadian provincial loans are available through your province. Please contact the provincial office regarding possible funding through this program.
Employment at Logan University is available to Canadian students beginning in the first trimester on campus. Depending on the availability of positions, you can work up to 20 hours per week on campus with an hourly rate ranging from minimum wage to $10 per hour. You will be paid every two weeks for hours worked. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 800-782-3344 or FinAid@logan.edu for more information.
Students in F-1 status are allowed to work on campus for up to 20 hours per week when school is in session and full-time during vacation periods. Most on-campus jobs pay between minimum wage to $10 per hour. Paychecks are posted every two weeks.
Students on an I-20 are not permitted to work off-campus (with the exception of OPT) and jeopardize their status by doing so.
Optional Practical Training
Optional practical training is available both before and after F-1 students graduate, once they have been in the United States and enrolled full-time for nine months in F-1 status. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is designed to strengthen the skills students have gained in their educational programs. Consequently, OPT must be directly related to the students' major field of study. Prior to completion of studies, OPT is limited to 20 hours per week when school is in session (full time during vacation periods). After students finish their studies, they may apply for full time OPT. Application for full-time OPT, post graduation, must be made prior to graduation. Complete instructions are available in the Registrar's Office.
NOTE: Only 12 months of Optional Practical Training may be granted during students' entire course of study at each degree level. Careful planning is quite important so that work time is not wasted.
Employment Based on Unforeseen Severe Economic Hardship
Requires detailed, specific documentation of the hardship by the student. BCIS authorization is difficult to obtain. Please contact the Office of the Registrar at Registrar@logan.edu for more information.
The Office of Student Affairs has packets of information available on health insurance options. Canadian insurance (e.g. OHIP, etc) doesn't fully cover you. You need supplemental coverage. You only need basic accident insurance because you can receive many services at Logan.
Immigration and Visa Information
Applicants for student visas usually apply at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in the country of their permanent residence. Although visa applicants may apply at any U.S. consular office, it may be more difficult to qualify for the visa outside the country of permanent residence.
Canadian citizens do not need to obtain a visa before entering the U.S. They simply show their I-20 at the U.S. border, along with proof of Canadian citizenship. Upon entrance into the U.S., Canadian students should make sure to have their I-20 properly processed and to receive an I-94 card.
Information about the U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained by clicking here.
International students will be required to pay a fee before issuance of a visa or admittance to the country.
For more specific information, please click here.
SEVIS I-901 Fee FAQ, click here.
Social Security Number
Please see the Work Study Coordinator in Financial Aid for your Social Security authorization request letter verifying your eligibility to work on campus. For additional information see the Social Security website by clicking here.
Preparing for your interview:
Please take the following documents with you to the nearest Social Security Office:
Authorization Letter from Financial Aid
Birth Certificate or Passport