Your Journey Begins Here
At Post University, we welcome our international students with open arms. From excelling in class to understanding the culture around you, we’re here for you. We’re committed to helping you achieve your goals. Start your journey by going over the international student requirements for both on-campus and online admissions.
Online and Campus International Student Admissions Requirements
Post University welcomes international applicants. Prospective international applicants seeking enrollment into a bachelor or master’s level program must submit an application and copies of official secondary and/or college transcripts. All foreign documents must be in English and receive an evaluation to ensure the applicant meets United States educational standards.
International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admissions into bachelor and master’s level degree programs. Proof of English language proficiency is demonstrated by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores. The following chart provides the minimum scores required for admissions into the designated degree level.
|Minimum Required English Language Proficiency Test Results|
Student Visa Requirements and F-1 Process for Campus Students
To obtain a student visa, the applicant must provide a copy of his/her passport information page with photograph, complete the Declaration of Finances form, and provide proof of financial resources through bank statements, a letter of government scholarship award, or letter of employer sponsorship. The date of the documentation must be within six months of the time of application.
Nursing International Student Admissions Requirements
Applicants who were educated outside of the United States are required to provide an academic report (evaluation) showing their nursing education is comparable to one earned in the US and is taught in English. This report must also show they earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the BSN program and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the MSN and DNP programs. A certificate from CGFNS is not acceptable unless it shows all the requirements above.
Below is a list of organizations who we accept international evaluations from. Costs vary as well as expedited services.
- NACES – National Association of Credential Evaluation Services
- AICE – The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc
- TAICEP – The Association for International Credential Evaluation Professionals
- CGFNS – Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools
For Post University to evaluate an applicant’s request for transfer credits from institutions outside the United States, they must submit a NACES, AICE, TAICEP or CGFNS evaluation including a course-by-course academic report from one of the organizations listed above. This report is required at the time of evaluation for the transfer credits to be considered.
International applicants whose native language is not English are required to provide proof of English proficiency for admissions into bachelor, master’s, or doctoral level degree programs by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, or DuoLingo scores to prove English language proficiency. The following chart provides the minimum scores required for admissions into the designated degree level.
|Minimum Required English Language Proficiency Test Results|
|Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral)||80||6.5||105|
*Nurse Practitioner applicants must score a minimum of 26 on the speaking section of the TOEFL.
F-1 Visa Process
Upon acceptance and receipt of the Declaration of Finances, Post University will issue a Form I-‐20/Certificate of Eligibility, which the applicant uses to apply for a United States F-1 student visa. Post University links to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) for electronic tracking of international students. Please note that applicants must pay the SEVIS I-901 fee and the DS-‐160 visa application processing fee to DHS prior to applying for a visa. The process of applying for and receiving an F-1 visa varies from country to country and may take as long as three months.
The issuance of Form I-20 and F-1 student visa constitutes a legal agreement with the United States. The definition of an F-1 student is a non-‐immigrant who is pursuing a full course of study towards an educational or professional objective at an institution in the United States. Once the educational or professional objective is met, the United States expects the student to return the F-1 student the United States expects the student to return to his/her residence abroad.
The F-1 student agrees to comply with the following requirements:
- Maintain full-‐time enrollment except during the summer vacation period. Full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 credits per semester.
- Maintain enough financial support for the duration of the course of study.
- Follow the procedures to transfer schools, change educational levels and/or majors, or extend his/her program.
- Engage in employment in the United States only with the express authorization of a designated school official (DSO).
- Post University restricts employment to the University or its contracted services.
- Report all changes in status, including address, within 10 days to Office of International Admissions.
Upon completion, the applicant must mail (or email) the application, with all documentation to:
Admission Department, Office of International Admissions
800 Country Club Road, Box 2540
Waterbury, CT 06723-‐2540
Email: [email protected]
English Language Institute (ELI)
The English Language Institute provides an academic program to develop proficiency to English language learners who lack the foundational English skills necessary for academic success in university-level coursework.
If you have questions about college admission, F1 student visas or scholarships for International Students, please contact International Admissions at 203.591.5234 or email [email protected]
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