May 28, 2021

College Admission

  • Troy University
  • 600 University Ave, Troy, AL 36082, USA
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International Admission: Additional information for beginning freshmen and transfer applicants

Contact information for international applicants:

Center for International Programs
014 Hawkins Hall
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
(334) 670-3335

Application for admission should be made at least three months in advance of the proposed term of Troy University. The admission process begins with an online application located at  Questions may be addressed to the International Admissions Office by telephone at 1-334-670-3335.

Additional Requirements for a Student Visa

The following documents must be submitted to the Center for International Programs:

  1. International Admission Application
  2. Official secondary school transcript or mark sheets including notice of graduation.
  3. English proficiency* requirements—One of the following: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score. The minimum acceptable score is 500 for the paper test, 173 for the computer-based test, and 61 for the Internet-based test.

    IELTS minimum score of 5.5
    SAT minimum score of 1050, with no less than 480 on the Reading and Writing score.
    ACT English score of a minimum of 20
    iTEP minimum score of 3.5.
    Pearson Test of English minimum score of 46.
    Duolingo minimum score of 48.
  4. A current passport.

  5. Proof of financial support sufficient for 2 semester of study.
    * Students can obtain conditional admission without the listed test scores. These students must take ESL placement test and pass its requirements in order to matriculate into academic programs.

Transfer Credit from Universities in the United States

International students transferring from universities in the United States must submit the following documents in addition to the ones listed above:

  1. An official transcript, including all work completed at other U.S. universities. Minimum GPA 2.00 (4.00 scale).
  2. A record of a grade of “C” or better in the equivalent of English Composition I at a United States university.

International students transferring from universities outside the United States must submit the following documents in addition to the ones listed above:

  • An official transcript, including all coursework completed at all other universities attended, along with an official English translation. Minimum GPA must be equivalent to a United States GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Transfer Credit from Foreign Universities

Depending on home location and/or immigration status, students seeking transfer of credits from regionally recognized foreign institutions may pursue one of the following two methods for the official International Transfer Credit Evaluation.

  1. Students who hold F/J visas AND are attending one of Troy University campuses located in Alabama (Troy, Dothan, Montgomery, and Phenix City) will be required to present to the Troy University International Admissions Office (IAO) original transcripts including an English translation and university prepared course descriptions for processing through the Academic Evaluation Center.
  2. Students who are not attending TROY on F/J visas, but who have international credits they wish to have evaluated (i.e. non-partner TROY Online / military affiliated students, or students holding other visa types), must request an official course-by-course evaluation from any evaluation agency which is a member of NACES ( or a copy of AACRAO evaluation if one was completed prior to September 2016 to be sent to the following address:

    Troy University
    TROY Online Student Services
    100 University Park
    Troy, Alabama 36082

    Students must also request official transcripts and course descriptions to be sent to the above address at Troy University directly from the issuing institutions and submit the online request form for academic evaluation located at:

English Proficiency Requirements for Admitted Students

An ESL placement test will be administered to admitted students who do not meet English proficiency requirements for first-time and transfer students.

Placement in English as a Second Language classes or into academic classes will be based on attainment of identified cut-off scores on this test. Contact the Center for International Pro-grams at for specific information.

To admit students from ESL to academic programs based upon their achievement in the Intensive English Program, the following process will be used.

  • Initially arriving international students who do not meet the English proficiency requirements will be administered an ESL placement test. Attaining a passing score on that test above placement into Level VI will be eligible for full-time study in their academic program.
  • Students placed into advanced level ESL classes who earn a 3.0 GPA in ESL courses in their final term shall then meet the University’s English language proficiency standard for admission. Students will take a final examination, which will count for 30% of the final grade, in each of the four ESL courses. Each final examination will be prepared by a committee made up of the Troy ESL faculty who teach the upper-level ESL courses.

Undergraduate “advanced-level” ESL students may take academic classes at the same time as ESL classes if they meet the specific criteria in the ESL Student Handbook. Students who achieve a GPA of at least 2.0 in each non-ESL course and 3.0 or higher in ESL courses will be eligible to be fully admitted. Any “advanced-level” student not achieving admission during his or her first semester will be required to repeat the part-time academic/part-time ESL enrollment in the next semester or to take only ESL classes, at the discretion of the ESL Director.

International students who are non-native speakers of English must take an ESL writing placement examination, administered by ESL in order to place in an English composition course, ESL 1100 or ESL 1101.

NOTE: Students may take the ESL placement test only once registered for an ESL and/or academic classes at Troy University. Students who are placed into the ESL program must complete all levels before matriculation to an academic program only once while registered for any ESL and/or academic classes at Troy University.

English Placement for Non-native Speakers of English

Any student whose first language is not English must submit an official score report for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Testing System (IELTS), or the ACT Compass ESL examination. Students who do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements specified for the TOEFL, IELTS or ACT Compass ESL test will be placed at the appropriate level in the Troy University English as a Second Language (ESL) program. The ESL program is available on the Troy Campus.