International Transient Students

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Emory University is a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive community to many international students studying abroad. We offer a vibrant liberal arts college environment within a major research university. As an international student, you can pursue outstanding educational opportunities during the summer at Emory and enjoy cultural immersion in the US.

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Things to consider when applying as a non-degree seeking student in Emory College of Arts and Sciences, Summer Sessions:

  • International non-degree seeking undergraduates must enroll in a full-time course of study which consists of a minimum of 6 credit hours, 2 courses, during each 6-week session.
  • Admitted international undergraduates to Summer School will need to enter the United States on an F-1 student visa. If you do not have an F-1 visa, you will not be allowed to attend, without exception; you may not study on a B-1/B-2 visitor or tourist visa.
  • Admitted international undergraduates may not enroll in online courses as part of their course of study during the summer.
  • International students are not eligible to apply or enroll courses offered during Maymester.
  • International undergraduate applicants must have their home institution submit an official transcript of grades translated into English.
  • English Language Proficiency: International undergraduate applicants must be academically qualified to manage the challenges of university-level work, as well as demonstrate English language proficiency. A score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or an overall band score of 7.5 on the IELTS is expected for all applicants. Students are also encouraged to take the optional Writing section of the SAT or ACT exam to demonstrate English proficiency These scores are not used as cut-offs and review of English language proficiency is viewed in the context of each application. A SKYPE Interview will be required and scheduled
  • International students who hold an undergraduate degree and wish to enroll in undergraduate or graduate courses must apply for Admission in Special Standing in the James T. Laney Graduate School.

Please note, if you are an international student already enrolled at an accredited US college or university for the fall semester, please refer to the information for visiting undergraduates (link here).

Emory Summer School welcomes applications from undergraduate students from around the world. All non-degree seeking applicants are required to submit the following material:

  • On-line application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Passport information and any previous visa documentation, if applicable
  • Official Transcript (must be presented in English)
  • Financial Certificate and supporting documentation
  • TOEFL or IELTS test scores OR ACT/SAT scores, including writing sections
  • SKYPE Interview will be scheduled

After Emory receives all components, your application will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.


Preferred application deadline dates:

Summer Session 1 (May 15 – June 23): MARCH 15, 2017

Summer Session 2 (June 26- August 04): APRIL 15, 2017


Once your application has been reviewed, you will receive an email informing you of the admission decision. Once you have accepted and deposited your I-20 will be issued and sent to you.

You should not make plans to leave your country until you have received a letter of acceptance and I-20 document from Emory University.

You may choose a minimum of 2 courses according to your interests. When choosing a course on your application, please keep in mind that some courses may be restricted by major or prerequisites, so be sure to read the “description” and “related courses” tabs for each course you are interested in. Any prerequisites or special conditions will be noted under these tabs.

Once you are admitted, we will be prepared to advise you on appropriate course selection.

Click here to view the tentative course list.


Tuition                                 $1,478.00 per credit hour (MINIMUM of 6-12 credit hours required)

Athletic Fee                                47.00

Student Health Fee                     78.00

Accident/Sickness Insurance      650.00

Room and Board Estimate     $1,300.00 per session

In order to complete the enrollment process, please follow and complete the steps listed below. If you need assistance please contact our office at summerschool@emory.edu.

1) OBTAIN YOUR NET ID

Click here to view instructions. (pdf)

Students attending Emory Summer School will need to obtain an Emory Net ID and Emory Email account prior to submitting their nonrefundable deposit fee. The Net ID is required to access Emory systems, and the Emory Email will be the address to which Emory sends all official communications, including your electronic tuition bill; no paper statement will be sent. More information on billing processes can be found here soon.

2) FINALIZE your acceptance

Confirm your acceptance by paying your non-refundable $350 tuition deposit.  Your I-20 will be issued and sent to you AND you will be enrolled, once this fee has been received.

HOW TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT:
Emory University does NOT accept credit card payment.
Upon receipt of your letter of acceptance, please wait 2 business days before attempting to pay your deposit.  It will take this long for your account to be set up.

Follow these steps to pay your deposit online, by wire transfer or through a foreign banking institution:

  • If you have not already, set up your Emory NetID and password – log on to https://secure.web.emory.edu/it/acm/getpassword.cfm
  • Use your birthday and Social Security Number.  If you did not report your Social Security Number or are having difficulty using this retrieval method, please click here, https://secure.web.emory.edu/it/acm/getpassword2.cfm to use your birthday and home email address.  (The home email address is the email that you used to access your application.)
  • For help, call University Technology Services (UTS) help desk at 404-727-7777; our office does not have access to this information for security reasons.
  • Log in to OPUS www.opus.emory.edu using the NetID and password that you just retrieved.
  • This should take you to the Student Center.

If you are paying using a U.S. bank checking or savings account, follow these instructions:

  • Scroll until you see “Admissions”.
  • Click on” Pay Admission Deposit” to pay the $350 non-refundable deposit.  

If you are paying using foreign currency, follow these instructions:

  • Scroll until you see “Finances”.
  • Click on “other account”.
  • Select “Pymt Foreign Currency” from drop down menu.
  • Click “Go” to view payment instructions for payment through Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS) or wire transfer.
  • Be sure applicant’s full name and Emory ID are on the payment.
  • Email summerprograms@emory.edu  with a copy of the payment receipt so that we can ensure your deposit gets credited to your account.  Please note WUBS and wire transfer payments may take up to 7-10 days.
  • Please include student’s name and student 7 digit ID Number on the wire transfer:  (This can be found in the OPUS account at the top.)   It helps Emory credit the payment correctly and timely to your student account.

Please notify the Summer School Office (summerprograms@emory.edu ) when you have sent a wire transfer.  This will ensure that it is credited to your account properly.

3) PAY YOUR SEVIS fee upon the receipt of your I-20

Students accepted to Summer School will need to apply for the F-1 student visa at your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  F visas require payment of a SEVIS fee prior to their appointment with the U.S. Consulate or Embassy. Once the I-20 has been received, students can review how to pay this fee on the Department of Homeland Security’s website: http://www.ice.gov/sevis/students/ . Please note that your SEVIS fee is not the same as your non-refundable deposit fee and must be paid separately.

4) Within a month of Acceptance: APPLY for YOUR VISA

  • Upon receiving your Certificate for Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status (I-20), you can schedule an appointment with your nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply for your U.S. visa. Bring proof of your paid SEVIS fee to this appointment.
  • Make travel arrangements We strongly encourage students to arrange travel after they have their visa interview. Students can arrange their own accommodations on campus by visiting Summer School Housing.
  • Begin completing your immunization requirement:  All students must comply with Emory’s immunization guidelines.

About Student Health Insurance and Emory University Health Services:

Medical insurance is mandatory for international students at Emory. All international students will automatically be enrolled in the “Accident and Sickness Insurance for Emory University Students” plan unless the student shows that he or she has equal coverage prior to his or her registration.

Once admitted, each student will receive further information about the mandatory insurance requirement and waiver process, from Student Health Services.  For more information, please visit the Student Health website.


Summer Living at Emory

Our website has the information you need to prepare you for your arrival to Emory. Click here to find all the information below.

Housing and Dining Options
Directions and Parking
Campus Facilities

Summer Calendar 

More information coming soon ...