International Transient Student Application for Summer

Apply as a Summer Transient Student 


A summer transient student is a student who is currently attending another college or university and wishes to enroll at Youngstown State University in summer, then return to his/her home institution.

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 based on U.S. 4.00 scale calculated from your grades of college work. Please note that some majors (e.g., Engineering related programs), may require a higher GPA.
  • For international undergraduate admission review purposes, YSU accepts scanned copies of original credentials in PDF format (See detailed requirements for copied documents).

Students who are admitted on the basis of scanned documents must mail in or bring in the official college transcripts. Please note: A hold will be placed on the student’s account preventing registration until verification of the original documents is completed. Students will NOT be allowed to request official transcripts before official credentials are received by YSU. Please check Official Transcripts and Degree Certificates and How to Submit page for detailed information.


How to apply

To apply as a summer transient student, please follow the step by step instructions below:

Step 1: Go to the application portal and create your account. If you have already created an account, please log in to your portal;

Need help? Please check Application Portal Help Page and check How to Create my Account PDF tutorial. 

Step 2: Log in to your application portal and start your online application form. 

On the application form – “Plans” tab, make sure to select your Degree Type field as “Non-Degree,” Academic Program field as Special Admission (Non Degree) – this is the only available option, and Student Type field as “Summer Transient Student”. Select all other fields accordingly. 

Need help? Please check Application Portal Help Page and check How to Fill out an Application Form PDF Tutorial. 


Step 3: Your application form will only be submitted after you successfully pay the $45 non-refundable application fee and hit the “next” button.  

Please make sure that all your information is accurate before you submit your application. You cannot change any information on your application form after it is submitted. 

Need help? Please check Application Portal Help Page and check How to Submit an Application Form PDF Tutorial. 


Step 4: Upload required supplemental items through your application portal.

Supplemental items will appear a few minutes after you successfully submit your application. Upload required supplemental items marked with “*” for an admission decision in two weeks. 

Need help? Please check Application Portal Help Page and check How to View your Application Status and Upload Required Materials PDF Tutorial. 


Lists of required supplemental items for admission review


  • Photocopy of your valid passport page showing photo, name, and birth date. If you are transferring from a US institution, please also attach a photocopy of your visa page and a copy of your current valid I-20.
  • International academic credential – current official college transcript. Applicants must show the official academic record/grades on your transcript. This includes subjects studied, grades received, and a key to the grading system. 
  • Transient Approval Form from your current department advisor at your home institution, which shows which class you are approved to take here at YSU.


You will receive email updates about missing supplemental items. Your application is considered complete once you upload all the required supplemental items marked with “*” on your application portal-Application View page. It is reasonable to expect 10-14 business days to receive an admission decision or an additional supplemental item request after your application is completed. Please log back into your application portal to check your application status from time to time.