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International Transfer

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete an online application.
  2. Submit the following documents:
    • Post-secondary/college/university transcript with notarized English translation
    • Secondary/high school transcript and diploma with notarized English translation
    • TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo score
    • Copy of passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Support signed by your financial sponsor
    • Official Bank Statement of Sponsor
      • Must be dated within three months of the planned semester start date
      • Final balance should document the capability of your sponsor to cover the estimated expenses of one academic year

Optional Materials

These test scores are not required, but we will take them into consideration if you submit them.

  • SAT/ACT scores
  • National Exam scores

All documents listed above may be scanned and emailed as attachments to, faxed to 412-536-1188 or mailed to:

Office of International Admissions
La Roche University
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237 USA

Credit Evaluation

To expedite the transfer process, we recommend purchasing a course-by-course credential evaluation from services such as World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or Foreign Credentials Service of America.

LRU requires students to provide detailed descriptions of any courses they wish to transfer. If you are unable to get course descriptions from your previous school, please purchase a credential evaluation that includes course descriptions.

If you choose not to purchase a credential evaluation, we’ll work with you to transfer your credits. Please note this is a longer process.

We require you to provide the following information:

  1. Official university transcripts – To be delivered to La Roche University directly from the university issuing the transcript. We only can produce an unofficial transfer evaluation with unofficial transcripts.
  2. Documentation of university’s accreditation – La Roche only accepts transfer credits from universities recognized by the Ministry of Education of the institution’s country.
  3. Credit hour conversion – Provide documentation of the number of classroom hours equivalent to one credit.
  4. Course descriptions – Include course title, number of credits and a description of course outcomes and subjects covered.

Transferring from a Local Community College
If you are transferring to La Roche from a local community college, please review our Community College Equivalency Guides.

We’re Here to Help

If you have questions or need assistance during the application process, our International Admissions team is here for you. Contact us today: or 412-536-1279.