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International Admissions Requirements

Our graduate admissions committee will consider several factors when evaluating candidates for admission to the University including undergraduate grade point average, work experience, statement of purpose or intent, goals and achievements and English language competency scores (TOEFL, IELST, or PTEA) or completion of ELS 112.

 

Applications are reviewed and evaluated and admission decisions are made on an ongoing basis. Space is limited in some graduate programs, so early submission of application materials is advised.

 

International students must complete both program specific graduate admission requirements  and the international admission requirements (outlined below). In addition to the program specific admissions requirements, international candidates must submit the following:

1. Credential Evaluation: Foreign transcript(s) must be evaluated by an accredited evaluation company. Dominican accepts credential evaluations from American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), www.aacrao.org, or any NACES approved member organization (www.naces.org).  

Candidates who select World Education Services (WES) as their NACES member organization may elect to submit a WES ICAP (course-by-course) evaluation. The WES ICAP evaluation can fulfill the official transcript requirement as well as long as the WES ICAP evaluation is delivered to the Office of Admissions directly from WES and includes a copy of the official transcripts you had evaluated. It should be noted that official transcripts are delivered electronically with the evaluation through WES.

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Candidates who completed a three-year undergraduate degree in India are encouraged to use WES as their NACES approved member organization.  Dominican only accepts three-year degrees from India that have been recognized by WES.  For more information on the evaluation of three-year degrees from India, please visit www.wes.org/educators/pdf/indiapolicypacket.pdf

2. International students from countries where English is not an official language must demonstrate English proficiency.  Proficiency can be demonstrated with  one of the following:

  • TOEFL Score: 550 Paper, 213 Computer, or 80 IBT (Learn about TOEFL
  • IELTS Score: 6.5 (Learn about IELTS)
  • PTEA Score: 53 (Learn about PTEA)
  • An official transcript demonstrating that the applicant completed one academic year at a U.S. college or university
  • Completed Level 112 English for Academic Purposes (EAP) with a 3.0 GPA at an ELS Language Center

Please note, students who have met the university’s academic requirements, but have not yet satisfied the English requirement, may apply for “conditional admission” based upon eventual completion of the required ELS Language Centers level. To learn more about the ELS Language Center’s program located on our campus, and how to apply for conditional admission, please visit www.els.edu/sanfrancisconorthbay.

    3. Bank Statement: All international students must submit a bank statement that demonstrates that sufficient funds are available to support the student for one year. Please see the Cost of Attendance for the program to which you are applying.

    4. Affidavit of Financial Support: If the bank statement is not in the student's name, the account holder must submit this form.

    5. Photocopy of the passport photo page

     

    Once your application is complete, we will notify you of our admissions decision within two weeks. A $250 tuition deposit is required after you are admitted in order to confirm your attendance and to receive the Form I-20.

     

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