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Admissions

International Students

Admissions

International Students

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Teaching the Next Generation of International Health Care Leaders

Welcome to the Logan community. Here, you’ll find a high-quality learning destination creating industry-leading health care professionals from throughout the world, all from one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.

International Admissions Coordinators

Logan’s dedicated International Admissions Coordinators are here to help with your application and transitioning to student life in the United States. We can issue your I-20 and help in obtaining your F-1 Student Visa.  We’ll also help you acclimate to campus life by introducing you to Logan’s many student clubs and organizations, as well as the vibrant communities of Chesterfield and the greater St. Louis area.

Applying to Logan

If you live outside the United States or attended secondary school outside of the United States, follow these steps in applying to Logan University:

  • Complete an online application
  • Send transcripts for all of your secondary education to Logan
  • Submit all of your official standardized test scores

International Student Association

Representing countries worldwide, Logan’s ISA integrates international students to the Logan community. Reach out to organization members to learn more and get connected to this welcoming group of fellow students.

The Bahamas

Timeca Brown

President

The Bahamas

Tershelle Burrows

Vice President

United States

Nicholas Essington

Treasurer

Brazil

Kemmy Ritter

Public Relations Officer

United States

Sean Flannery

Secretary

Additional Resources

An international student seeking admission to Logan University must provide the following documentation in addition to the admission requirements:

Demonstrate 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:
Writing: 18
Listening: 21
Reading: 21
Speaking: 19

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 World Education Services.

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 use 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 start of the trimester they wish to attend.

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 with your 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.

On-Campus
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.

Off-Campus
Students on an I-20 are not permitted to work off-campus (with the exception of Optional Practical Training) and jeopardize their status by doing so.

Optional Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) 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. 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 Office of Financial Aid.

NOTE: Only 12 months of OPT 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
U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service authorization is difficult to obtain and requires detailed, specific documentation of the hardship of the student. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at FinancialAid@logan.edu for more information.

The Office of Student Affairs has information available on health insurance options. International insurance, such as Canada’s OHIP, will not fully cover the student, and it is suggested that you obtain supplemental coverage in the form of basic accident insurance. For other medical needs, Logan provides basic health care services to its students.

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 U.S. consulate policies, procedures, and requirements can be obtained by clicking here.

International students are required to pay a fee before issuance of a visa or admittance to the country.

For more specific information, please visit the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by clicking here.

To review SEVIS I-901 Fee FAQs, click here.

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, visit the Social Security website by clicking here.

Preparing for your interview:
Please take the following documents with you to the nearest Social Security Office:
• I-20
• I-94
• Authorization letter from Logan’s Office of Financial Aid
• Birth certificate or passport

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