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International Student Scholarships

Merit scholarships are designed to reward those students who have been academically dedicated and engaged in their educational experience. Scholarships are determined at admission, and there is no separate application process. 

Deans Merit-based Scholarships

are given each fall and spring to new first-year undergraduate students who attend full time. Award amounts are up to 50% of tuition.  Students must submit a SAT or ACT score to be eligible for this scholarship. 

 

International Student Merit-based Scholarships 
are given each fall and spring to new international first-year and new international transfer students who attend full-time. These awards are based on academic achievement. Admitted international undergraduate students are awarded up to 14,000 U.S. dollars. 

This scholarship is based on grade point average and one of the following:  TOEFL, IELTS, SAT or ACT score. 

*Merit-based scholarships cannot be combined with other scholarships. **State-sponsored scholars are ineligible for merit-based scholarships.

FIRST-YEAR UNDERGRADUATE
There are two options to choose from, but you should only submit one application for admission. Your application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process. There are no application fees.

Apply online directly through our website.

Apply online with the Common App.

  • Request that your high school send us your official high school transcripts.
  • Optional: Send us your ACT/SAT score(s)–ACT Code: 1122; SAT Code: 1665. For admission for the fall 2021 semester, test scores are not required. Students with a test score may submit them to our university. If the score(s) help your application, they will be considered. If they do not help your application, they will not be reviewed during the admission decision process.
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If you are admitted to Rockford University, you can learn more about the next steps for our Admitted Undergraduate Students.

TRANSFER UNDERGRADUATE

  1. Apply Today! There are two options to choose from, but you should only submit one application for admission. Your application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process.  There are no application fees.
    1. Apply online directly through our website.
    1. Apply online  with the Common App.
  2. Request that all colleges and universities you have attended send us your official transcripts.
  3. If you have less than 12 hours of college or university credit, please also send us your official high school transcripts.
  4. Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid) Form. To obtain a form, go to fafsa.ed.gov to file electronically. The FAFSA code for Rockford University is 001748. More info about Financial Aid >>
  5. Submit your deposit!

If you are admitted to Rockford University, you can learn more about the next steps for our Admitted Undergraduate Students.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

  1. Apply onlineIf you are a graduate-level student, use our graduate international application. Your Rockford University application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process.
  2. Once we receive your application, you will be contacted by our staff to discuss any additional documents you must submit.

If you are admitted to Rockford University, you can learn more about the next steps for our Admitted Undergraduate Students.

BACHELOR’S DEGREE COMPLETION:

  1. Apply onlineYour Rockford University application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process. There is a $35 application fee.
  2. Submit your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Student Aid) Form. To file electronically, go to fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA code for Rockford University is 001748. More info about financial aid >>
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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA):

  1. Apply onlineIf you are an international student, use our graduate international application. Your Rockford University application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process.
  2. Review the MBA Admissions Requirements.
  3. Please note: submission of the above does not guarantee admission; you must be
  4. admitted prior to taking your 12th credit hour.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT):

  1. Apply onlineIf you are an international student, use our graduate international application. Your Rockford University application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process.
  2. For subsequent endorsement or approval on a PEL, please complete the Non-Degree Endorsement for PEL Holders application.
  3. Review the MAT admissions requirements.
  4. Please note: submission of the above does not guarantee admission; you must be admitted prior to taking your 12th credit hour.
  5.  

MASTER OF EDUCATION (M.Ed.):

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  1. Apply onlineIf you are an international student, use our graduate international application. Your Rockford University application is confidential and will only be accessed by Admission Office personnel and used solely in the application process.
  2. For subsequent endorsement or approval on a PEL, please complete the Non-Degree Endorsement for PEL Holders application.
  3. Review the M.Ed. admissions requirements.
  4. Please note: submission of the above does not guarantee admission; you must be admitted prior to taking your 12th credit hour.
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