International Graduate Applicants
For graduate application material requirements, please refer to the appropriate Graduate Programs Web site for the specific process and documents that need to be submitted for admission.
- Most graduate programs require you to submit a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score and a GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) or GRE (Graduate Records Examination) score. However, please check with your particular department for specific guidelines on these tests.
Where should I submit my documents?
You should submit all of your application documents, including the Affidavit of Support and Mandatory Information Sheet, to the relevant graduate department. The Office of International Programs does not evaluate or make admissions decisions for graduate programs.
Once an admissions decision has been made, a copy of your file is sent to the Office of International Programs and we will contact you regarding your immigration documents.
As an international student, you will need to obtain a student visa if you are accepted to the university. Please read carefully the immigration information which outlines the process of obtaining a visa. We highly recommend that you send in the following financial documents to the graduate school with your application to accelerate the admissions process:
- Affidavit of Support Form and an official bank statement. The Affidavit of Support form is a legal document that a student’s sponsor must complete and have notarized and certified. The bank statement must be from the sponsor and show at least one full year of costs.
- Mandatory Information Sheet
After Acceptance: Your Next Steps
You will be sent an acceptance package with important dates from both your graduate department and the Office of International Programs. There will be both an International Student Orientation as well as a graduate department-specific orientation. You will have to reserve your space in class by letting your graduate school know you are attending. Please read your acceptance packet very carefully to understand your next steps. In addition to working closely with your department, remember to consult our Accepted Students page for more information specifically for international students, including International Orientation and airport information.
Questions and Concerns
- Application and admission questions should be directed to the graduate department.
- Visa and Immigration questions should be directed to Michele Janosko, Immigration Advisor
- Other international student questions, such as English as a Second Language (ESL), and General Admission, should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.