International Applicants

At this time the University does not admit international students for study in the United States. Nevertheless, qualified international students can take University online courses and complete certificate, diploma, and degree programs while residing internationally.

Students residing or working in Developing Nations receive a tuition discount of 50 percent per semester credit hour for online courses provided their country of residence is on the List of Developing Countries published by ISI (International Statical Institute) that is in effect on the first day of classes semester by semester. There are no exceptions.

Registration in courses by international students requires them to have developed proficiency in the English language (as evidenced by satisfactory TOEFL scores). Moreover, satisfactory academic records are important factors in the admission decision for all applicants outside the United States. International students must have graduated from a secondary school that is equivalent to secondary schools in the United States.

Specifics on each requirement are listed below:

  1. Complete an online Application for Admission (including the International Applicant Information section) and submit it electronically to the Admissions Office. In addition you must submit all required documentation.

  2. Certified official high school (including a secondary school that is equivalent to high schools in the United States), college, and university transcript(s) from all previous academic experiences are required of all degree and diploma seeking students. If the original copy of this record is written in a language other than English, then a certified copy of an English translation and evaluation is required. The official transcript must indicate the courses completed, the highest level completed, and the date coursework was completed. The University does not provide translation services for international transcripts; therefore, applicants may contact World Education Services (International Academic Credential Evaluation) at www.wes.org for translation information.

  3. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required of all international applicants, except those from countries where English is the only official language, the applicant is a transfer from an accredited American Institution with English transfer credit, or the applicant is a graduate of an English-speaking school at the secondary level. See TOEFL.

  4. All international applicants must take the ACCUPLACER prior to registering for classes. If the applicant already lives in the United States, a minimum score of 51.1 on the reading and 52.1 on the sentence skills parts of the ACCUPLACER may be substituted for the TOEFL requirement. The test may not be required if the applicant has acceptable transfer credit in mathematics/algebra and English from a regionally accredited college or university. See ACCUPLACER.

  5. Follow the additional procedures set forth in Making Application.