As an international student in Carroll University, I am really surprised by the people there. They are so kind and helpful that I feel at home. Students are dedicated to helping you no matter who you are and where you are from. Staff and professors are also kind. The harmonious environment can also provide you with a comfortable place to study and make friends. I am sure students can learn very well there as CU provides fun and diversified courses. I, therefore, highly recommend students to go to Carroll University to join this big family!

Wing Sum Lu (Hong Kong)

What surprised me most was how at home I felt at Carroll. The students were very friendly and there was a positive atmosphere on campus. There were always activities happening on campus so I was never left sitting alone in my room. For a small university, there was a large international student community, which was great. As an international student, I learned about different cultures from other students and became more aware of my own culture. At Carroll, I made great friendships that will last for years. One year was not long enough, I enjoyed every minute and would recommend it to anyone seeking a fulfilling, exciting experience studying abroad.

Grainne Gordon (Northern Ireland)

I can absolutely say that I found a home at Carroll University. I was really, really happy there and found a lot of true friends that I can consider now like family. Carroll has a wide variety of students from countries all over the world and the opportunity of living and sharing moments with people from all around the world is something you surely don't want to miss.

Maria Ponce Valiente (Mexico)

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Carroll University offer guaranteed entry to NCC Education students upon successful completion of their NCC qualification (subject to specific entry requirements) on to a range of programmes.

About The University



82 international students
32 countries represented

  • Wisconsin's first university, established 1846
  • More than 80 areas of study at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate levels
  • Total enrollment: 3,500
  • Average class size: 21
  • 98% of Carroll undergraduate students receive financial aid

International Student Recruitment and Admission Counseling

The admission process for all international applicants is facilitated through the Office of International Education. This includes application evaluation, academic pre-advisement, registration and legal matters. International graduate students also work with a graduate admission counselor throughout the admission process.

Student Orientation

All new international students at Carroll University participate in an orientation program prior to the start of classes. This program provides an introduction to the programs and services of the university, as well as to the American culture and educational system.

Academic Advisement

The Office of International Education provides academic advising for all international exchange students. All degree-seeking students receive academic advisement from a faculty advisor in their chosen department.

Immigration and Visa Advising

Passport renewals, visa concerns, non-resident alien immigration forms, taxes and regulations pertaining to international students in the US can be overwhelming. Your questions regarding F-1 student status and immigration forms can be addressed in the Office of International Education.

Social and Cultural Information

Many international students face situations which are new and different from what they are used to in the home culture. The Office of International Education will be happy to help you if you have questions or concerns in this regard.

Living Around The University

85% of Carroll students live on or within the campus community. Because of this, your friends and classmates will live, study, eat, and play in the same locations that you do. As an international student this means that Carroll University will truly feel like your home away from home.

The campus features seamless transitions between historic academic buildings, state-of-the-art research facilities, and modern residence halls. Carroll is located in a historic residential area of Waukesha, Wisconsin (population 68,000); just minutes outside of Milwaukee, and only two hours north of Chicago. The university is uniquely positioned to provide students with access to an array of internships, clinical and student teaching opportunities as well as cultural and recreational activities.

Birth place of Les Paul, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar

Short ten-minute walk from campus to unique restaurants, shops, and entertainment options

In 2012, ranked in the top 100 for "Best Communities in the United States for Young People" (America's Promise Alliance) and "100 Best Places to Live" (Money Magazine)

  • Explore Milwaukee - Wisconsin's largest city

Less than 30 minutes from Carroll's campus

Rated one of the top 15 emerging downtowns in the United States in 2013 (

Home of "The World's Largest Music Festival" - Summerfest!

Course Information

Advanced Standing

NCC Education Qualification Specific Entry Requirements Progression routes available
International Foundation Year Equivalent of a "C" or above and 79 ibt TOEFL or a 6.0 IEL TS

The following NCC Edu Modules can be accepted for credit:

Cultural Studies

Foundation Mathematics

Introduction to Computing

Introduction to Programming

Introduction to Business

Introduction to Accounting and Economics

  • No application fee
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis - receive an admissions decision within two weeks of submitting a complete application

Carroll University accepts the following applications for admission:

There is no application fee to apply to Carroll University.

Your application will also require the following:

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to also submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.

Transcripts should be sent directly from the issuing institution and should be delivered in a sealed and signed envelope. If your institution issues a transcript directly to you please forward as is, do not open the envelope as this will void the transcript.

Transcripts may be sent to:

Office of International Education
Carroll University
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186 U.S.A.

Proof of English Proficiency

All international applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. Students who are unable to fulfill the English proficiency requirement may receive conditional admission and start their studies in Carroll University's Intensive English Language Program.

Proof of Financial Support

Though proof of financial support is not required at the application stage, it is required before the I-20 document may be issued for the F-1 student visa appointment. Therefore, to expedite the process, prospective students are encouraged to submit proof of financial support with other application materials.

Please refer to the Undergraduate Cost of Attendance information for your program of study to estimate the amount of financial support you will need to provide. Don't forget that all international undergraduate students are considered for our international student scholarships, lowering the total amount required for the proof of financial support.