Admissions Checklist for International Students

Checklist

  1. Completed Application: online application or printable application (PDF)
  2. Official transcripts from any high school and/or universities attended. (Please submit foreign university transcripts with a NACES member credential evaluation. Incoming EMU students often use World Education Services.)
  3. Applicable test scores: If English is your first language, we require an SAT or ACT score. If English is not your first language, we require a TOEFL or IELTS score.
  4. Any national examination scores (if applicable). If you are submitting a WAEC result, you must also submit a scratch card.

Testing requirements

For unconditional admission, you must meet the following requirements. Lower scores can be considered, but may be referred to our Intensive English Program.

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) Computer Based TOEFL (CBT) Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) IELTS
79 or higher 213 or higher 550 or higher 6.5 or higher

ACT (#4348): English 19, Math 19, Composite 20
SAT (#5181): Critical Reading 420, Math 420, Composite 920

Application deadlines

May 1 is the application deadline for students applying to begin in the fall semester. For maximum scholarship consideration, complete your application by March 1.

Intensive English Program

Performing in university-level classes requires a high level of English ability. To be admitted to an EMU degree program, international students must hold an IELTS score of 6.5 and must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a score of at least 550 paper based or 79 internet based. Students whose score is less than 500 (61 internet-based) on the TOEFL exam are welcome to enroll in EMU’s Intensive English Program (IEP). The IEP helps students achieve the level of English skill required to succeed in a degree program. Upon successful completion of the IEP, up to 15 credits may be applied to a degree program.

Your admission counselor

EMU international admissions counselor Esther Nafziger Please contact Esther Nafziger, admissions counselor for international students, with questions at 800-368-2665 or 540-432-4118 or . Graduate students should contact graduate program staff directly, since each program has different procedures and requirements.