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Admission Requirements & Application Process

International Admissions

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s), Graduate (Master’s)

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Founded in 1888, our story is one of grit and determination. We are a university that celebrates the opportunity to do what others think cannot be achieved. TU is committed to providing our students with the best experience in the classroom, the athletic arena, the studio, while equipping you with real-world job skills.

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A Community of Learners Making the World a Better Place

Tiffin University (TU) is a beautiful, rural campus located in the Midwest region of the United States, surrounded by small suburban communities that are safe and friendly.

TU prides itself on:

  • Fully accredited, nationally recognized academic programs, performing arts and a culturally diverse student population create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.
  • Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled at TU; our international students come from 30 countries.
  • TU offers over 50 academic majors at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an intensive language program.
  • On-campus housing, dining and social venues provide TU students with comfort and convenience away from home.

Admission Process

  • Upon receipt of all required application documents, the Admission Committee will evaluate your application to determine your eligibility to enroll at Tiffin University. Your application is considered incomplete and cannot be reviewed until all required documents have been received.
  • To receive your Form I-20 for a visa interview, you will be required to submit copies of the following documents. Academic Records Request Form (pdf) 

Application Deadlines

  • The application deadline for the August (Fall) intake is July 15th. The application deadline for the January (Spring) intake is November 15th.

Minimum Requirements for Undergraduate Admission

  1. Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, or graduation from an accredited associate’s degree program, or currently attending an accredited undergraduate associate’s/bachelor’s degree program.
  2. For freshman applicants, GPA 2.0. For transfer applicants, GPA 2.0
  3. Satisfactory TOEFL score (61 iBT) or IELTS score 5 or iTEP score of 3.4 or Duolingo 85-90

*Applicants who are unable to meet the language proficiency standards or who do not have proof of proficiency can receive a Conditional Acceptance.

To apply for admission to Tiffin University, please submit the following documents:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Freshmen Students – Request that all secondary schools or examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets, and certificates directly to Tiffin University in an official, sealed envelope. In addition, where the original documents are not issued in English, also provide an official English translation of each document. Tiffin University will not accept scanned or notarized copies.
  3. Transfer Students – Request that all secondary schools, colleges, or universities attended, and examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets, and certificates directly to Tiffin University in an official, sealed envelope. In addition, where the original documents are not issued in English, also provide an official English translation of each document. Tiffin University will not accept scanned or notarized copies.
  4. Copy of your passport

The International Admissions Office reserves the right to request that any applicant be required to submit an academic credential evaluation from an external service provider.

Minimum Requirements for Graduate Admission

  1. A bachelor’s degree or a three-year undergraduate professional degree from an accredited higher education institution, or currently attending an accredited MBA program.
  2. Undergraduate academic achievement of 3.0 GPA
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Satisfactory TOEFL score (550 PBT/79-80 iBT) or IELTS score 6 or iTEP score of 3.9 or Duolingo 100-105

*Applicants who are unable to meet the language proficiency standards or who do not have proof of proficiency can receive a Conditional Acceptance.

To apply for admission to Tiffin University, please submit copies of the following documents:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Request that all colleges or universities attended send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets, and certificates directly to Tiffin University in an official, sealed envelope. In addition, where the original documents are not issued in English, also provide an official English translation of each document. Tiffin University will not accept scanned or notarized copies.
  3. Resume/CV
  4. Copy of your passport

The International Admissions Office reserves the right to request that any applicant to Tiffin University be required to submit an academic credential evaluation from an external service provider.

Tiffin University Academic Scholarships for On-campus First Year Undergraduates Beginning the 2022-2023 Academic Year:

Merit Scholarship LevelCumulative High School GPAMerit Scholarship Amount
Trustee Scholarship:3.75 & Above$16,000
President Scholarship:3.200 – 3.749$14,000
Dean Grant:2.85 – 3.199$12,000
1888 Grant2.40 – 2.849$10,000
Green & Gold Grant2.399 & Below$8,000

Tiffin University Transfer Academic Scholarships for On-campus Transfer Students Beginning the 2022-2023 Academic Year:

Merit Scholarship LevelCumulative High School GPAMerit Scholarship Amount
Transfer Trustee Scholarship:3.75 & Above$16,000
Transfer President Scholarship:3.50 – 3.749$14,000
Transfer Dean Grant:2.70 – 3.499$12,000
Transfer 1888 Grant:2.0 – 2.699$10,000

Academic scholarships are awarded to full-time on-campus students during their first year or to transfer students. The amount awarded to a first year or transfer student is the amount they can continue to receive during their enrollment on-campus at Tiffin University. We do not move scholarship amounts up after the first year. This scholarship can not go toward bookstore charges.

Scholarship amounts will only be determined after a student has submitted all of the required documents. The scholarship amounts per academic year are as follows:

Graduate Scholarships

ScholarshipGPAAmount
International Honors Scholarship3.80-4.00$4,000
International Excellence Scholarship3.51-3.79$3,000
International Academic Scholarship3.01-3.50$2,000
International Assistance Scholarship2.50-3.00$1,500

Below are the tuition and fee rates for Undergraduate On Campus students 2022-2023

ProgramCost Per CreditTotal Tuition**
Undergraduate Tuition Cost$954*$28,620 per year

Tiffin University provides a tuition payment plan to allow for monthly payments. Contact the Office of Student Accounts, (419) 448-3409, for more information.

*Tiffin University has block tuition rate for students taking 12-16 credit hours. If you enroll in less than 12 credit hours, you will pay $926 per credit hour.

**Costs will vary based on eligible transfer credits, financial aid, tuition assistance and partnership discounts. All technology fees, books and supplemental fees are applicable and not included in the tuition cost per year.

Meal PlansCost per year (Fall & Spring semesters)
Gold Meal Plan – 19 meals per week + $100 Dragon Dollars*$5,520
Green Meal Plan – 14 meals per week + $125 Dragon Dollars**$4,660
Dragon Meal Plan – 7 meals per week + $125 Dragon Dollars***$2,700
Fire Meal Plan – 50 meals per semester + $75 Dragon Dollars****$1,360

*Required for all first-year freshman living on-campus.
**Minimum meal plan required as a sophomore.
***Minimum meal plan required as a junior.
****Available only to commuters and seniors.

Housing ExpensesCost per year (Fall & Spring semesters)
Residence Hall without air conditioning
Single$6,590
Double$5,560
Residence Hall with air conditioning
Single$6,950
Double$6,180
Houses with air conditioning
Single$6,800
Double$5,870
Apartments
Miami St. LLC & 106 Benner (Singles)$7,160
Adams (Doubles)$6,180

Triple and Quad rooms are available but are limited.

FeesCost
Technology Fee  2021 TU Technology Fee$200 (per semester)
Summer Rate$100 (per semester)
Campus Services Fee  2021 TU Campus Services Fee$200 (per semester)
Laboratory FeesVaries
Supplemental Course Material Fee*Varies
Music Fee for Private Lessons (15 lessons per instrument)$350** (per semester)

Students with a Tiffin University grade point average of 3.0 or above may apply for approval by the Registrar or the Provost to enroll in up to 18 credits in a semester at no additional tuition charge. Fees are subject to change at any time with Board of Trustees’ approval.

*Some courses may include a supplemental course material fee, which will support and enhance the students’ learning.

**Applicable to some courses; see course descriptions

Important To Note

DO NOT enter the U.S. on a visitor (tourist) visa (B-2), unless it is designated “Prospective Student” by the Consular Officer. The U.S. Immigration Service rarely authorizes a change in status from B-2 to F-1, and you will be required to return home to do so.