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MSGISM International Students

International students who demonstrate graduate ability and proficiency in the English language may be offered admission. Applicants whose native language is other than English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), and have official results sent to the SU Office of Admissions. A minimum score of 550 on the written exam or 213 on the computer exam is required. International graduate student applicants may be required to have their credentials reviewed by professional, external evaluators identified by Salisbury University. If such external review is necessary, appropriate forms will be sent to applicants early in the admissions process. International students must be admitted to a degree program before the immigration document (I-20) will be provided.

Important Notice for F-1 Students taking Distance Education Courses:

To read detailed Immigration and Customs Enforcement regulations for F-1 students taking online courses, please go to the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations website at The specific portion concerning distance education courses is located at "Title 8 CFR 214.2 Paragraph (f)(6)(i)(G)” and can be found buried within this document:

The paragraph reads:

(G) For F–1 students enrolled in classes for credit or classroom hours, no more than the equivalent of one class or three credits per session, term, semester, trimester, or quarter may be counted toward the full course of study requirement if the class is taken on-line or through distance education and does not require the student's physical attendance for classes, examination or other purposes integral to completion of the class. An on-line or distance education course is a course that is offered principally through the use of television, audio, or computer transmission including open broadcast, closed circuit, cable, microwave, or satellite, audio conferencing, or computer conferencing. If the F–1 student's course of study is in a language study program, no on-line or distance education classes may be considered to count toward a student's full course of study requirement.

A Final Rule with clarifications on the restriction can be found at:

For more information specific to International Students, please visit SU’s International Student Services website.