Admissions Checklist for International Students
- Completed Application: online application or printable application (PDF)
- 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.)
- 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.
- Any national examination scores (if applicable). If you are submitting a WAEC result, you must also submit a scratch card.
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
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
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.