Admissions Procedure for International Students

 

Admissions Procedure for International Students

Documents Required for New Admission as an Undergraduate International Student

  1. Admissions Application to the PCUPR [ Undergraduate Application in PDF ] [ Post-Graduate Application in PDF ] [ Online Application for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Levels ]
  2. Official Transcript of Credits from the institution at which the pre-university diploma was obtained.
  3. Certification of the degree or title indicating completion of the pre-university grade.
  4. Evaluation Test for university admission (CEEB, SAT) or the equivalent from an accredited agency of the country of origin, duly certified (The Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents).
  5. Certificate of Immunization (if under 21 years of age).
  6. Copy of Passport valid until at least six months after exit from the country.

All documents (2-6) must be duly certified (The Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents).

Documents Required for New Admission as a Post-Graduate International Student

  1. Admissions Application to the PCUPR [ Undergraduate Application in PDF ] [ Post-Graduate Application in PDF ] [ Online Application for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Levels ]
  2. Official Transcript of Credits from the institution at which the previous university degree was obtained.
  3. Certification of the university degree or title indicating completion of the last degree obtained.
  4. Certificate of Immunization (if under 21 years of age).
  5. Results of the Admissions Examination for Post-Graduate studies (EXADEP, GRE, GMAT) or the equivalent from an accredited agency of the country of origin, duly certified (The Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents)
  6. Copy of Passport valid until at least six months after exit from the country.
  7. Three letters of recommendation from University Professors or Academic or Professional Supervisors.
  8. Receipt for payment of the admissions fee.

All documents (2-7) mentioned above must be duly certified (The Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents).

Documents for International Undergraduate Transfer Students

  1. Admissions Application to the PCUPR [ Undergraduate Application in PDF ] [ Post-Graduate Application in PDF ] [ Online Application for Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Levels ]
  2. Official Transcript of Credits from the institution of origin. If studies were done at more than one institution, an official transcript of credits must be submitted from each.
  3. Certificate of Immunization (if under 21 years of age).
  4. Copy of Passport valid until at least six months after exit from the country.
  5. Certificate of Penal Antecedents or the equivalent from the country of origin.
  6. Receipt for payment of the admissions fee of the PCUPR.

All documents (2-5) must be duly certified (The Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents).

Form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student”

Once the student has been admitted to the PCUPR, the Admissions Office will begin the process for obtaining Form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student”. For this purpose, the student shall submit, via email to admisiones@pucpr.edu or by fax, to the Admissions Office, the following documents*

Documents to Process Form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student”*

  1. Letter of Acceptance for studies leading to a degree at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico or as a participant in an Exchange Student Program.
  2. Evidence of the permanent home address in the country of origin, duly certified
  3. Copy of Passport valid until at least six months after exit from the country
  4. Affidavit indicating financial capability or certification from a Bank, duly certified.
  5. In the case of athletes, evidence of acceptance from the Athletic Department of the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico must be presented.


*On-line international students who do not intend to physically enter United States territory do not have to present documents relating to obtaining Form I-20.

 

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