- Candidates should be citizens of the countries they are applying from
- Candidates must be currently completing their final year of secondary school
Candidates who are currently enrolled in first or second year college or university students who are interested to transfer to an American institution and complete their bachelor’s degree in the U.S.
Candidates who wish to participate in semester or academic year long programs are eligible to apply as visiting students
Candidates must have superior academic abilities, well-rounded personalities, and participate in extracurricular activities. Transcripts should show a consistently high level of performance, indicative of good academic potential
Candidates must submit TOEFL and SAT score reports
- Candidates should be prepared to show proof of at least $14,000 toward the cost of their first year of study. It is probable that many students will be expected to meet balances in excess of this amount
Note : Candidates with U.S. or dual citizenship of the United States and another country are NOT eligible for this program.
Candidates already in the U.S. are NOT eligible to apply to this program. They should seek the assistance of their campus guidance counselors if they wish information concerning placement or scholarship opportunities.
Instructions for completing the Common Application for Study America
Please download and have a PDF of the instructions below available during registration and submission of the Common Application for the Institute of International Education (IIE).
You should only complete the common application and send a confirmation e-mail to IIE. You should not submit the common application. Once submitted, no changes can be made to the application. IIE will review your application and contact you if any additional information is required, prior to submission.
Once each section has been fully completed, a green check mark will appear next to the section heading. You can stop working and save at any point during the process, and you will be able to return to your application. You do not need to fully complete a section in order to move forward. In addition to the Common Application you will need complete the Signature Page, Institutional Preference, Teacher Evaluation and School Report. All forms can be found below.
Common Application Instructions
Institutional Preference Form
Teacher Evaluation Form
School Report From
It is crucial that applications be carefully completed and fully documented. Incomplete applications will jeopardize the applicant's admission.
Please make sure that you have requested your SAT and TOEFL score reports to be sent directly to IIE from College Board and ETS respectively.
IIE's institutional code for College Board is 2326 and for ETS is 3828. The department name is D614 AEL.
Applicants MUST read all instructions carefully before completing the application.
Please DO NOT SUBMIT the Common Application. Once submitted, no changes can be made.
Begin the online application.