International Application Process

International Admission Partners
The Application Process

Please note that all documents must be submitted in English. The online application process is not available for international applicants.

American National University will be able to review your admissions package upon receipt of the below documents. The minimum requirement for admission as an undergraduate student is a high school diploma.


The preferred method for applying to American National University is to use our online digital Applicant Process. This process will take you step-by-step in submitting your application:

Downloadable PDF Option:

If you choose not to use the digital Application Process, please download and complete the following:





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Transcripts and additional documentation may be required. Please fully review the requirements before submitting your application. You may authorize the university to charge your credit card or you may enclose an international money order with your application.

Mail the completed application and all requested materials to:

International Admissions Office
American National University
1813 East Main Street
Salem, VA 24153 U.S.A.

If you would like more information about American National University or any of our career-focused programs, please contact the International Admissions Office at 540.986.1800.

Transferring to American National University

Are you an International Student currently studying at another institution within the U.S.? Do you currently have a student visa? Have your been accepted to American National University and need to transfer your immigration record to ANU?

Simply complete a copy or our transfer form to be completed by you and your student advisor at your current school. Once the form is completed you will need to return it to our office along with a copy of your current I-20. If you have questions about the process please contact the Director of International Enrollment Office at 540.986.1800.

International Student Transfer Eligibility Form

  • Prior collegiate work from an institution previously attended by the student is accepted by American National University only when it is demonstrated that this work is in keeping with career and educational objectives of the student’s chosen course of study. Transfer credits are accepted on an individual basis after a complete evaluation.

If you have completed college or university coursework, you must submit official transcripts for your completed course work.

If you would like more information about American National University’s International Programs or any of our career-focused programs, please contact the Director of International Enrollment Office at 540.986.1800.

We look forward to having you on our campus!

Once Accepted
You will receive two forms:

Form I-20, Certificate of Eligibility for Non-immigrant Student Status SEVIS Form I-901

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information Service is part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a branch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Use your Form I-20 to complete Form I-901, and submit $200. This is required in order for you to be able to receive an F-1 or M-1 nonimmigrant visa to enter the U.S. as a student.

It is highly recommended that you:

Please note that the fee must be paid and a copy of your receipt must be presented to the U.S. Consulate in order to receive a student visa.

To read more about SEVIS Form I-901, visit

US Government Forms:

Pre-Orientation Information:

Holiday Inn Tanglewood will offer $59.00+Tax rate which includes complimentary to and from shuttle to ANU.
Holiday Inn Tanglewood will also help ANU students with Weekly and Monthly rates.

For more information contact Hotel Manager at 540-774-4400 or

Hotel Address: 4468 Starkey Road, Roanoke VA-24018

Transfer Students
Information for transferring students from American National University
  • If you wish to transfer, you need to be accepted to a SEVIS approved school and present American National University with an acceptance letter and Transfer Release form from the new school.
  • You must sign American National University’s Request for Release of SEVIS Record for Transfer Out Procedure.
  • After these steps have been made, American National University will release your SEVIS record to your new school.
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