We welcome students from around the globe, and make your application process as easy as possible.

How to Apply:


Step 1

Fill out our free online application and tell us more about you.

Enter the Stephens College Application Portal >


Step 2

Submit your official transcripts.

  • Official Secondary School records (listing subjects, grades, and date of graduation)
    • If documents are not in English, you will be responsible for providing official translation.
    • Grade reporting needs to be converted into a 4.0 GPA scale.
  • If applicable, submit transcripts from all colleges attended (it is considered academic dishonesty not to disclose all colleges previously attended).

Electronic transcripts may be submitted through various electronic transcript services and can also be sent to [email protected] directly from the institution. Transcripts received through this account from a student will not be considered official.


Have your official transcripts mailed to:
Stephens College
International Admissions
Campus Box 2121
1200 E. Broadway
Columbia, MO 65215


Step 3

Submit at least ONE of the following test scores:

  • Official ACT scores (Stephens College code: 2374)
  • Official SAT scores (Stephens College code: 6683)
  • Official TOEFL scores or an ESL Certificate of Completion (Stephens College TOEFL code: 6683)
    • For the TOEFL, we require a paper-based score of 550, a computer-based score of 213, or an Internet-based score of 79.
  • Official iTEP score. We require a 3.7-3.9 or above.


Step 4

If you are accepted, you will be asked to submit a Certification of Finances to [email protected]. The United States government requires applicants to show ability to finance their education and pay for living expenses before Stephens can issue paperwork for a visa.


Step 5

If you are accepted, you will be asked to pay an enrollment deposit to confirm your enrollment.




Stephens uses a rolling admissions process, which means it is never too early or late to apply. We do have two Early Decision deadlines for priority scholarship consideration.

Early Decision I: apply by November 1
Early Decision II: apply by January 31

We also look at deposit date when it’s time to make housing and other assignments, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We’ll always take the time to thoroughly review your application, and provide a timely response.


Financial Aid

The FAFSA application opens on Oct. 1. Stephens College has a FAFSA priority filing date of Feb. 1.

Financial Aid at Stephens >


Undergraduate Residential Women’s College Eligibility

Consistent with our mission, admission and continued enrollment in our undergraduate residential women’s college is restricted exclusively to women, including students who are legally identified as female and who self-identify as women; students who document an ongoing transition to female and who self-identify as women; and students who are legally identified as female but do not fit within the gender binary. The program will not admit or enroll students who self-identify as men or who are transitioning to male. This policy went into effect for students admitted or readmitted beginning in Fall 2019.

Updated October 2018.

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

Xander Kennedy,
Senior Admissions Counselor
+1 (800) 876-7207, Ext. 4326 (573) 876-7237 [email protected] Lela Raney Wood Hall 232 | Campus Box: 2121 Meet the Team

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