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
Scholarship and Award Opportunities
Logan University offers $10,000 in scholarships for incoming international students. In addition, we offer a Tuition Exchange Scholarships for Canadian students ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 based on the start term. While at Logan, students are eligible for additional endowed scholarships each spring. To learn more about scholarship for international students, reach out to Admissions.
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.
Public Relations Officer
Complete an online application:
All applicants who have taken coursework from a non-U.S. college/university are required to request an evaluation from one of the following organizations:
The foreign transcript must include a course-by-course evaluation and U.S. grade point average (GPA) equivalency on a 4.0 scale, as well as a degree equivalency when applicable.
Please note: As part of the transcript evaluation process, your admissions counselor may require an evaluation be submitted prior to application to determine your qualification for our program(s).
Students may be required to 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:
- 1 Letter of Recommendation from a Chiropractor (If you do not have one in mind, please reach out to Admissions)
- Statement of Motivation
- 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.
If you have any questions please contact the Office of Admissions.
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.
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 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.
Student Visa Process
To be issued a Federal Form I-20, you must:
- Be accepted into Logan’s Doctor of Chiropractic Program
- Submit the Financial Obligation Document (provided by Admissions). It’s best to complete this worksheet about two months before the anticipated start date. However, it is possible to accelerate the process if necessary.
- Provide any additional required documentation, as requested by Logan’s Designated School Official (DSO).
The Admissions Office will email and/or mail this information to students once all documentation is received and processed.
Pay a SEVIS processing fee before crossing the U.S. border, and provide printed proof of payment at the border.
Your student visa can be issued any time once all of this is complete, but please note that it is only valid for 30 days prior to the start of your anticipated first trimester.
Note: Canadian citizens are not required to obtain a visa at a U.S. Consulate or Embassy, but will be required to process the Federal I-20 Form (provided by Admissions) at the U.S. Border.
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:
• Authorization letter from Logan’s Office of Financial Aid
• Birth certificate or passport