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International Student Requirements

International Student


We truly value our international students, and their experience at LIFE U. Therefore, we have a designated email address and International Admissions Team to assist you with the enrollment process. Please email or our Coordinator of International Programs, Sairagul Matikeeva-Kinney (, 770.426.4330) for immediate assistance.

Admission Application Process for International Students

  • Completed Application and non-refundable $50 application fee 
  • All official international transcripts (High School and University) must be translated and evaluated via one of these approved agencies.

When requesting an evaluation select the course-by-course option or other options that provides your official graduation date, transfer course credits, and final GPA.

If selecting SpanTran the Evaluation Company, to receive a discount on your evaluation please use the SpanTran Application – Life University

If selecting Josef Silny & Associates, Inc. as your preferred evaluation service, please utilize their Life University specific application found here.

Here is a list of some Canadian universities that do not need to be evaluated by an evaluation agency.

  • Submit  TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System test score for English language proficiency. 
    • The University TOEFL code is 5358. A score of a 500 or higher, 173 or higher on the computer-based TOEFL, or 61 or higher on the Internet-based are acceptable for admission.
    • A minimum score of 5.5 on the IELTS is considered acceptable for admission.

*Applicants from the following countries are exempt from the English language proficiency exam: Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, some parts of Canada, Dominica, Ghana, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Tobago, Trinidad, United Kingdom or Zimbabwe. Students who have received a four-year degree from the United States are also exempt from an English language proficiency exam.

You must submit all supplemental items 30 days prior to domestic term application deadlines. Note: Additional documentation may be required based on applicants program of study.  

To ensure a smooth transition to becoming a Running Eagle, we recommend that you apply and submit supplemental items one year prior to your desired entry term. 

Click here for the International Student’s Handbook.

How to submit Supplemental items?

All official international transcripts (High School and University) must be translated and evaluated via one of these approved agencies, and submitted directly to Life University via mail or electronically

SAT, ACT, GRE or MAT scores can be sent directly from the testing agencies. The SAT code for Life University is 7006 & the ACT code for Life University is 0845

*Official transcripts and test scores, not sent directly by an official transcript evaluation service, institution or testing agency will not be deemed official and may delay your application process.

The below documents may be submitted directly by the applicant via mail or as clearly scanned, PDF documents:

  • I-20 Request Form
  • Confidential Financial Statement & Proof of Funding*
  • Copy of Passport

*An original copy of both your Confidential Financial Statement and Proof of Funding must be submitted prior to the start of classes.

Life University Office of Enrollment
1269 Barclay Circle
Marietta, GA 30060

If your transcript evaluation service, institution or testing agency submits documents electronically, these may be emailed to:


Form I-20 Requirements

International Student Life Cycle (F-1/M-1)  Click for PDF from

  • Complete and submit I20 Request Form.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires international students to show the University evidence of adequate financial resources to provide for at least one year of full-time educational and living expenses as estimated below. With your I20 request form, you must submit the Confidential Financial Statement. You must provide a recent financial statement (no earlier than six months before matriculation), translated into US Dollars, from a bank or financial institution. Refer to the International Financials section below.

Health Insurance For International Students 

Health care in the United States can be costly. All international students are strongly encouraged to purchase and maintain health insurance coverage throughout the entirety of their studies and time in the United States. Students currently holding coverage in their home countries are advised to research their carrier’s guidelines and possible restrictions regarding coverage while studying and living abroad.

For those students interested in purchasing health insurance while studying in the United States, there are a number of companies offering coverage specifically tailored to international students. These plans are affordable and offer a wide array of coverage options.

The below companies are just a few of the many insurance options available for international students:

ISO (International Student Insurance)
150 West 30th Street, Suite 1101
New York, NY 10001

PSI International Student & Scholar Health Insurance
8206 Leesburg Pike, Suite 305
Vienna, VA 22182

International Student Insurance
224 First Street
Neptune Beach, FL 32266

*Please note, Life University is not affiliated with any of the above companies.

Financials For International Students

US Immigration Law requires you to certify that you have sufficient funds available for your academic and living expenses for a one-year period. These funds must be in US dollars.


Tuition & Fees $29,916  $13,101  $9,456
Living Expenses $24,600  $24,000  $24,000
Books & BSupplies $3,000  $2,400  $2,400
TOTAL $57,516  $39,501  $36,456

*Based on 25 hours for Chiropractic, 15 hours for Undergraduate and 13 hours for Graduate. 20% tuition assistance not included. Above figures do not include health insurance for international students.

Figures are based on the traditional US school year which is three academic quarters (fall, winter and spring), spanning nine months (October through June). If a student decides to enroll in four academic quarters, spanning an entire calendar year, the figures will be higher.

  • For Family Expenses, Add:
    • $6,200 for spouse, $9,800 for spouse and child, $13,400 for spouse and two children
    • $3,600 for no spouse and one child, $7,200 for no spouse and two children
    • *If scholarship is covering or partially covering first year of coursework, then the Office of Enrollment Services will need a copy of the award letter stating source of scholarship and award amount.
    • The financial statement which totals the needed amount may come from personal funds, family funds, scholarships*, loans or on-campus work.
    • TRANSFER students from another school within the United States must furnish a copy of the student’s current I-20 along with a completed Transfer Eligibility Form. Please contact or call 770.426.4330 for a copy of this form.

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