To attend ECPI University, all new applicants must complete each of the following requirements:
- ECPI Forms
- Information Questionnaire
- Confidential Enrollment Application
- ECPI University International Student Application for Admissions Form.
- Affidavit of Financial Support
- Enrollment Agreement
- Original and Official Financial Statements. Financial statements (typically provided by a bank) must verify sufficient funds to cover the cost of the educational program as well as all living expenses and must demonstrate access to liquid assets available within the last six-months of the date of submission. View Cost of Attending documentation.
English Language Proficiency
Proof of English Language Proficiency. Regardless of country of birth or citizenship, immigrant or non-immigrant status, all undergraduate applicants to ECPI University whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language.
Demonstration that English is an applicant’s “first” language can be satisfied if the applicant submits an earned secondary school diploma (or a degree earned at the post-secondary level) from a school in an educational system in which English is the official language of instruction. If English is not the applicant’s “first” language, the applicant will need to submit acceptable proof of meeting the University’s English Language Proficiency standard.
Acceptable English language competence for undergraduates can be demonstrated by submission of the following:
- A score of 500 or higher on the written TOEFL.
- A score of 61 or higher on the Internet-Based (iBT™) TOEFL.
Completion and Achievement of acceptable scores on all required ECPI University Admissions Assessment(s). During the admissions process, ECPI University utilizes various standardized assessment tools to determine all applicants’ preparedness to undertake college-level coursework, which includes the applicant’s understanding of:
- Basic math
- English concepts
Assessments vary depending upon the applicant’s program of interest. Standardized assessment tools do not test English language proficiency but rather test the applicant’s readiness for postsecondary-level English writing and literature courses. (See English Language Proficiency Policy for additional admissions requirements concerning required skill and ability in the English language.)
Applicants who do not achieve scores acceptable for admission to ECPI University may attend an ECPI-sponsored refresher course (at no cost) or purchase a test preparatory manual from the University or other local book sellers. Several copies of the preparatory manuals are also available in the University library. If the student attends a refresher course or provides evidence of an organized review or preparation for the test, the student may re-test at any time. If the student chooses to use the preparatory manual or complete a refresher course outside of ECPI University, the student must show what type of preparations or review was used between the initial test and the re-test.
If the student fails to achieve the acceptable scores for program entrance after the second attempt, he/she must wait 12 months before reapplying to ECPI University.
The International Student Admissions Advisor also has additional information regarding the assessments and the necessary scores for admissions.
Completion of an Admissions Interview. All applicants are required to take part in an Admissions Interview, conducted by an Admissions Advisor, who will discuss an applicant’s career goals, interests and needs, and financial planning. Through the interview, applicants will learn more about ECPI University educational opportunities, programs of study, student services, and career services’ assistance and will tour the facility. This interview assists the applicant and Admissions Advisor in determining which program of study offered at the University may be best suited to the student’s ability, interests, skills, and experience.
Before beginning classes, admitted students must also complete University-required financial solvency applications as required.
What Is An Official Transcript?
Official secondary school transcripts must show the date of graduation and must be delivered directly to ECPI University from the secondary school.
- Transcripts (as well as GED test scores) marked as issued to student are not considered “official”.
- Certificates of attendance, secondary school diplomas, unaccompanied by official transcripts, or modified secondary school diplomas are not acceptable to establish proof of secondary school completion.
Applicants are responsible for providing ECPI University with the official transcript or for providing the University with the authorization to secure official transcripts. Students are responsible for any fees related to securing secondary school transcripts.
The International Student Admissions Advisor can assist applicants with securing official secondary school transcripts from their secondary institutions.
All applicants who have attended secondary school outside of the United States must also provide a credential evaluation for all secondary (and if applicable, post-secondary) transcripts submitted to ECPI as part of the application process. ECPI University will only accept credential evaluations completed by a credential evaluation organization which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). For more information concerning NACES member organizations, refer to their website at www.naces.org.
If any applicable official academic records have not been prepared in English, a complete and official translation of the transcript is also required.
Additional Transcript Requirements and Information
Nonimmigrant alien students intending to attend ECPI University under the auspices of a nonimmigrant student visa must submit all official academic records, including evaluations and translations, if applicable, as part of a complete application for admission. In compliance with federal regulations governing the attendance of nonimmigrant alien students in authorized U.S. schools, nonimmigrant students may not be granted provisional admission status while awaiting the receipt of official academic documents.
Students who have attended a post-secondary education institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education and who have completed a bachelor’s degree or higher may submit official post-secondary school transcript to establish proof of secondary school graduation. (Secondary school transcript is therefore not required.)
In the absence of having earned a bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education, and submitting an official transcript, both secondary and all post-secondary school official transcripts must be submitted.
All the requirements contained herein, defining an official secondary school transcript apply to the definition of an official post-secondary school transcript.
- A photocopy of the applicant’s passport (all pages) to provide proof of birth date and citizenship. (Any applicants currently residing outside of the United States who have not yet acquired a passport will need to submit a copy of their birth certificate to validate date of birth and country of citizenship.)
- For all nonimmigrant applicants residing in the US at the time of application, a photocopy of the visa page contained within the applicant’s passport.
- For all nonimmigrant applicants residing in the US at the time of application, a photocopy of the applicant’s Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record (both sides).
- For all nonimmigrant applicants, residing in the US at the time of application, who currently hold valid F-1, M-1 or J-1 nonimmigrant classification: written confirmation of current nonimmigrant alien status from the school through which that nonimmigrant alien status was secured. (See ECPI University International Student Transfer Clearance Form.)
- Proof of Health Insurance..Proof of Health Insurance typically is a photocopy of a health insurance identification card, which includes:
- Policy number
- Group and/or individual identification number
- Full name of the policy holder
- Beneficiary’s name, if the beneficiary is not the policy holder.
- Start date of health insurance coverage as well as the expiration date of health insurance coverage.
Applicants who do not possess health insurance must be prepared to purchase health insurance through an approved ECPI University provider upon matriculation into the University.