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International Student Admissions

Post University welcomes international applicants.  

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.

International Admissions Requirements

All documentation required for admissions must be submitted to the Office of International Admissions. Prospective international applicants seeking enrollment 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. English proficiency test scores may need to be submitted as part of the admissions application process.

Application Materials

  • Completed application.
  • Transcripts from high school (if applying for an associate or bachelor’s program) and all colleges attended translated into English.
  • Proof of English proficiency (if required.)

English Proficiency

International applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency for admission into associate, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral-level degree programs by submitting TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson, or Duolingo scores.  Cambridge scores may also be submitted for bachelor programs. The following chart provides the minimum scores required for the designated degree-level admission.

Minimum Required English Language Proficiency Test Results

Degree Level TOEFL IELTS Duolingo Cambridge PTE Academic
Associate or Bachelor’s 75 6.0 100 176 50
Graduate (Master’s and Doctoral 80 6.5 105   53
Nurse Practitioner 86 6.5 120   58

*Test scores MUST come directly from official testing organizations.

**Nurse Practitioner applicants must score at least 26 on the TOEFL speaking section.

Undergraduate and graduate applicants from a country where the native language is English and who have attended an English-speaking school are exempt from providing proof of English proficiency. These countries include:

Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec, which is institution-specific), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Malta, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Singapore, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, US Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Post University will determine the applicant’s citizenship based on the country which issues the passport.

A student will  also be exempt from providing proof of English proficiency if they have:

  • Attended (2 or more years) and graduated from a high school in the United States before admissions (high school transcripts required.)
  • Transferred from college or university in the United States with at least 15 academic credits and a 2.00 GPA in good standing (official college or university transcripts required.)

Post University cannot process an admissions application without the English proficiency results if they are required.

Students not meeting the English proficiency level for admittance may be accepted into Post University’s English Language Institute.  Students placed in the English Language Institute Intensive English Program take English as a Second Language courses that range from beginner to advanced level. Students may take up to 12 credits of English as a Second Language courses and apply them toward a Post University degree.

Student Visa Requirements and F-1 Process for Main Campus Students

Students accepted as Main Campus students will be issued an I-20 for their program of study.  Once accepted, to obtain a Form I-20, the applicant must provide:

  • A copy of the passport information page with a photograph.
  • A completed Declaration of Finances form.
  • Proof of sufficient financial resources through bank statements, letter of government scholarship award, or letter of employer sponsorship.

The date of the financial documentation must be within six (6) months of the time of submission.

Applicants must be accepted for admission before Post University is permitted under federal guidelines to issue an I-20 for a visa appointment.

Nursing Students Requirement

Applicants who were educated outside of the United States must provide an academic report (evaluation) showing their nursing education was taught in English and is comparable to one earned in the United States. This report must also show the student earned a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Bachelor of Science Nursing program and a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the Master of Science Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. A certificate from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) is unacceptable unless it shows all the requirements above.

Transfer of I-20

International students wishing to transfer to Post University as Main Campus students must request an I-20 transfer from their current institution once the student has been accepted. The I-20 must be in active status for Post University to accept the I-20 transfer. Applicants must then submit all required documents to allow Post University to issue an I-20 at Post University. (See above: Student Visa Requirements and F-1 Process for Main Campus Students.)

Transfer Credits

Applicants requesting consideration for transfer credits from institutions outside the United States must submit an evaluation from an accredited transcript evaluation organization, which includes a course-by-course academic report. The evaluation report is required by the end of the first term (or semester for Main Campus students) of the student’s attendance for the transfer credits to be considered.

Below is a partial list of organizations from which Post University accepts international transcript evaluations. Costs and expedited services may vary.

The National Association of Credential Evaluators (NACES), https://www.naces.org.

The Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE), https://aice-eval.org.

Post University Student Health Form

Before the applicant’s arrival on campus, all Main Campus applicants must submit a completed Health Form to and receive approval from Post University’s Health Services Director.  The Health Form must confirm that all required immunizations are in place. Students must also have a completed health form and be approved by the Post University’s Health Services Director to move into a residence hall and attend class. The health form can be found at https://post.edu/student-services/health-services/health-forms/.

For more information or any questions, please contact:

Office of International Admissions, Torrence Hall
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT  06723-­2540
Telephone: +1.203.591.7380
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 [email protected].

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