Requirements for International Transfer Students
TOEFL / IELTS / PTE / DET Test Scores
Applicants for whom English is not the first language or whose primary language of instruction for at least three years of secondary school was not English are required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson English Test (PTE) or Duolingo English Test (DET) scores.
This requirement can be waived by permission; please ask your school counselor or school official to send a written waiver request to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Entrance exam results should be submitted by our application deadlines.
Please note that it takes two to four weeks for Bucknell to receive official test scores from the testing agency.
Submitting IELTS Scores Electronically
Below is the exact information applicants should provide to their test centers when requesting scores to be sent to Bucknell University:
Account name: Bucknell University Undergraduate Admissions
Address: One Dent Drive
ZIP code: 17837
Applicants requiring a student visa to study in the U.S. are required to submit proof of financial support. All finance documents must be received for an application to be reviewed.
All finance documents for non-U.S. citizens should be submitted to the Office of Admissions by Nov. 1 for spring and March 15 for fall consideration.
Note: Because of Bucknell's exceptional retention rate, financial aid is extremely limited for international transfer students.
All international applicants must submit a certified bank statement (see a sample) along with either the CSF or the ISFAA.
Confidential Statement of Finances (CSF)
If you are not applying for financial aid, you must submit the CSF along with certified original bank statements (showing U.S. dollar amount).
Please understand that, due to limited funding, students who do not receive financial aid during their first year will not be offered aid in subsequent years.
International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA)
International students who apply for financial aid must submit the ISFAA along with documentation to verify parental income information, including a certified original bank statement (showing U.S. dollar amount).
Note: Canadian citizens applying for financial aid must also submit the CSS PROFILE using Bucknell CSS code 2050, along with the ISFAA.