get at least a 3.0 in these classes.
- Academic Reading and Writing 5
- Academic Listening and Speaking 5
- Academic Listening and Writing 5
- Academic Reading and Speaking 5
- Applied Academic Skills
- Two Level 5 electives
If the University is an IELP Partner-
- Do not need to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores if you complete University Track with grades above 3.0
- You will need to meet or exceed all requirements listed on the departmental website other than the English Language Proficiency requirement. This includes all grades, test scores (GRE or GMAT), and coursework.
- Must apply to the program
American University System
Make certain to begin early! Graduate school applications take time and often must be submitted 9-12 months in advance of the program start.
Tips for Success
- Keep a college calendar of all deadlines.
- Register for tests: TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT, GRE
- Look online
- Make a system for keeping track
- Talk with people
- Contact advisors. Build a relationship.
- Look for what is important to you!
- Application deadline
- Clubs & activities
- Support for International Students
Learning more- Visit a Department
- Contact advisor
- Develop a relationship with them
- Ask to meet/talk with current students
- Do class visits
- Be polite. Be on time
- Write thank you notes
Prepare for a Visit
- Find a partner
- Tell your partner about yourself
- Where you are from?
- What you are hoping to have at a graduate program
- Why you chose the field you chose
- What questions you have about applying to graduate school?
What are they looking for?
- Academics: Will you be a good student?
- Career: Will you be a good colleague?
- Communication Skills
- Fit: does this person understand this program? Do you know what you are getting into?
Parts of the Application
- Application Form
- Statement of Purpose
- Letters of Recommendation
- Test Scores (TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT)
- Make easy to read
- Fit on one to two pages
- All work and study experience since high school
- Put in chronological order
- Do not include:
- Personal information such as: marital status, hobbies, religious affiliation, favorite foods
Statement of Purpose
- Double space
- Use capital and small letters: This is NOT texting.
- Count words – be close!
- Get feedback from other people & edit!
- Course name
- Grade earned
- Number of credits
- GPA: cumulative AND last 2 years
- Official & Translated
- Prep Courses
- Scores take time to be sent (Take at least six weeks early!)
- OK to take more than once
- Address in an essay if weak score
- Meet with admissions staff
Letters of Recommendation
- Choose the teacher carefully
- Choose people who know you.
- Ask the teacher directly
- Give specific information
- Provide a statement of purpose
- Provide a resume
- Short paragraph why you want to study this subject / at this institution
- Ask at least two weeks in advance