Frequently Asked Questions

Please go to International Future Students Page for detailed information for all facets of international admissions.

  1. What are the minimum requirements of the English Proficiency test for IELTS?
  2. How do I find international scholarships? What are the minimum requirements for scholarships?
    • Please view our Scholarships page and read thoroughly for details on all available scholarships.
  3. Can my application fee be waived?
    • Youngstown State University (YSU) does not waive the application fee for any individual.
  4. What is the average length of an Undergraduate application decision?
    • Approximately 2-3 weeks.
  5. How much is the ESL Program application fee?
    • For ESL admission only, the application fee is $45.00; for conditional admission, you have to pay $45.00 for undergraduate admission plus $45.00 for ESL admission ($90.00 in total).
  6. How do I pay the non-refundable application fee?
    • For the undergraduate application, you may pay the fee after you submit your application form through the application system; you may also use Flywire, or you may pay it through YSU Marketplace.
    • For Graduate application, you will have to pay the application fee before you submit the application.
  7. How to apply as a transfer international student?
  8. How do I apply as an international freshman?
  9. How to apply for conditional admission if I have not met the language requirement yet?
  10. What is the cost of Tuition?
  11. Do you require WES or NACES member Evaluation report?
    • No, YSU does not require any third-party evaluation.
  12. Do I need a specific score in the English part of the ACT or does just the overall score count?
    • Please note that YSU's international admissions do NOT require SAT/ACT scores unless you are applying for Honors College Scholarships or you are applying as a freshman without TOEFL or IELTS test from an English-Speaking Country listed on the English Proficiency Requirements page.
  13. Do you offer a list of Majors?
  14. Do you offer any scholarship for international transfer students?
    • Yes, please view our Scholarships page and check No. 3 TRANSFER STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS for details.
  15. What is my application status?
    • For undergraduate applicants, after you have submitted all required documents (see 7, 8, 9), you should receive a admission decision within three weeks. You may email intadm@ysu.edu to check your application status if you have not received any updates after three weeks.
    • For graduate applicants, please log back to your application portal to check your status.