A foreign-educated applicant is defined as an applicant who has been educated outside the United States. Applicants who have completed coursework and/or obtained a degree from an educational institution outside the United States (U.S.) are required to have their educational credentials evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) certified U.S. equivalency reporting agency. A degree equivalency evaluation and a course-by-course evaluation to determine the GPA is required. Evaluations can be no older than five years and must be official.

Examples of certified credentialing service include:

A foreign-educated applicant may be required to submit a minimum TOEFL/iBT overall score of at least 92 with the following minimum section requirements:

    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 20
    • Speaking: 20
    • Writing: 20

The TOEFL/iBT exam must be taken within 2 years of application. This is a requirement for all applicants for whom English is not an official native language. When taking the TOEFL/iBT, students should use code 5751 to have results sent directly to the University.