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Admissions & Application

International Applicants

Information for International applicants

Candidates that are neither US citizens nor US Permanent Residents are considered international applicants. The admissions review process is the same for all candidates, regardless of nationality. We do ask that international applicants submit application materials (transcripts, degree documents, recommendation letters) in English.

International candidates are strongly encouraged to submit an application for fall no later than the Standard deadline of January 15 to ensure that we have enough time to initiate the visa application process, if admitted.

Financing your degree

All international candidates must submit a valid TOEFL score to be considered for admission to the program unless one of the following applies:

• You are a US citizen or permanent resident
• You are from a country in which English is the native official language *
• You have completed at least one year of higher education in country in the US or country in which English is the native official language*

* Countries where English is the sole official language include Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada (except Quebec), England, Ghana, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, Trinidad, Tobago, Uganda, and Wales.

TOEFL scores are considered valid if submitted within two years of the date in which the test was initially taken. The Institute code for the TOEFL is 5248. We do not accept the IELTS in substitution for the TOEFL.

All international candidates for which the TOEFL is not exempt must achieve a score of 95 or above to be considered for admission. For more information on scheduling a TOEFL exam, please visit the official ETS TOEFL page.

Transcripts

As a pre-requisite, all candidates for the QCF program must hold a US or US equivalent (four-year) bachelor's degree. If you hold a three-year bachelor's degree, please with details of where the degree was attained and in what discipline, and we will refer to our Graduate Studies Office for approval.

Our Graduate Studies office will do its own evaluation of transcripts and will not accept private evaluations. You may self-report your GPA or have it converted through World Education Services (WES). If admitted, our Graduate Studies Office will verify the GPA.

The following documents must be submitted at the time of application:
• Native Language Transcripts
• English Translation of the Native Language Transcript
• Native Language Degree Documents (if you have graduated)
• English Translation of the Native Language Degree Documents (if you have graduated)

Unofficial copies of these documents may be uploaded to the online application. Please note that you will have to send official copies to our Graduate Admissions Office if admitted to the program.