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International Applicants

An international applicant is anyone who is a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than the United States. This includes any applicant who currently resides in the United States, but intends to return to the country which they have citizenship or permanent residency.  Individuals who have applied for but not yet been granted permanent residency are considered an international applicant at the time of application submission.

General Admissions Requirements

  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree
  • Online graduate admission application (Apply Now!)
  • Application Fee - $50.00 (The application fee can be paid by credit/debit card at the time you submit your application or by money order.  All money orders must be mailed to NCCU’s School of Graduate Studies.)
  • An official copy of a course-by-course evaluated transcript by an accredited U.S. agency (evaluated transcript must include U.S. equivalent degree level and GPA)
  • Statement of personal/professional purpose
  • At least two Application Evaluation and Recommendation Forms (access forms through online application and recommenders can also upload letters of recommendation)
  • GRE or GMAT Scores - if required by degree program (cannot be more than 5 years old)
  • TOEFL or IELTS Scores (if English is second language)
             TOEFL Minimum Score - 79 on internet-based test or 550 on paper-based test
             IELTS Score - 6.0
  • Financial Statement Certificate of Eligibility (found in the online application for admission)
  • Bank Statement (must be notarized)
  • Permanent residents must submit a copy of green card at the time of application submission; however, permanent residents should expect to present the original card to an admissions officer upon request.
  • NOTE:  Please check directly with the office of the degree program to which you are applying to determine if any additional documents/materials are required to meet the degree program’s admission criteria (i.e., resume, writing sample, etc.).
  • For deadline dates, see Application Deadline Dates

Transcript Evaluations

The School of Graduate Studies accepts transcripts from the following accredited U.S. agencies:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. (ECE) Course-by-Course - https://www.ece.org/ECE
Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE) Course-By-Course Report - http://gceus.com
International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc. (IACE) Detailed Evaluations - https://www.iacei.net 
International Education Evaluations, Inc. (IERF) Detail Report - https://www.ierf.org
World Education Services (WES) Course-by-Course Evaluation - www.wes.org

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