College of Graduate Studies
When applying to admission to graduate school, international students (including non-immigrant students currently in the US, and resident aliens) have additional documentation that is required.
Required documentation can be submitted through the online application portal after you have applied for admission, or emailed directly to the College of Graduate Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org (PDFs are preferred). Please note that official transcripts and test scores will need to be sent directly from the service or institution, unless otherwise noted below. Contact the College of Graduate Studies if you have any questions about the documentation required for admission.
› Official Credential Evaluation
› Official Transcripts
› Non-Immigrant Students Currently in the US
› Resident Aliens
› International Students from Non-English-Speaking Countries
Official Credential Evaluation
If the institutions you attended overseas did not use a 4.0 grading scale, you must have your credentials evaluated by one of the following agencies:
This evaluation will evaluate your previous coursework and provide your converted GPA and degree equivalent in the US. You can upload a copy of the evaluation yourself so that Graduate Admissions can begin processing your application while we await the official copy.
If you have attended another US university prior to applying to Tech, and had your previous coursework reviewed already, you may not need to have the evaluation done a second time. Contact email@example.com if you have any questions!
We require official transcripts from all institutions you have attended after high school. If you are using a credential evaluation service, the service may include official international transcripts in their evaluation.
Non-Immigrant Students Currently in the US
If you are a non-immigrant student currently residing in the US, you will also need to submit the following documents:
- Photocopy of passport
- Photocopy of visa
- Photocopy of I-94
- Photocopy of all previously issued I-20s
- Complete the International Student Advisor Report Form
If you are a lawful permanent resident of the United States (holder of a "green card"), you may be required to take the English Placement Test or similar tests to determine your proficiency in English for the purposes of taking courses in English.
International Students from Non-English-Speaking Countries
If you are an international student from a country that speaks a language other than English, you will need to submit satisfactory scores from one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, PTE Academic, or ELS Language Centers.
Minimum Passing Scores
If you are from one of the following countries where English is one of the official languages, an English proficiency exam is not required:
Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; The British Virgin Islands; Cameroon; Canada (except Quebec); Cayman Islands; Dominica; England; Fiji; Gambia; Ghana; Gibraltar; Grenada; Guyana; Ireland, Northern; Ireland, Republic of; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Malta; Mauritius; Montserrat; Namibia; New Zealand; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Scotland; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; The Turks and Caicos Islands; Uganda; United Kingdom; Vanuatu; Wales; Zambia