International Students

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International Admissions Requirements

The following section is an overview of the admissions requirements for entrance into ECPI University. Please see the Admissions Process page for the steps to apply.

For a complete list of admission requirements, please review the university catalog

TRANSCRIPTS

For undergraduate applicants:

Students who have attended a postsecondary education institution that is accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and who have completed a associates degree or higher may use their official postsecondary school transcript to establish proof of high school graduation/GED.

Nonimmigrant applicants must provide evidence of high school completion, or its international equivalent as certified by a credential evaluation organization which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of country-specific requirements can be found here.

For graduate applicants:

The degree, if earned in the US, must be from an accredited academic institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). In those cases where a student has met the undergraduate achievement but has course deficiencies, the academic leader for the program will identify the criteria that must be met to remove deficiencies. (See program specific requirements)

Nonimmigrant applicants will provide evidence, in the form of an official post-secondary school transcript, of having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or Information Systems, OR a Bachelor's Degree in a related field, with a basic background and understanding of programming and logic/design. The degree must be from an accredited academic institution recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or its international equivalent, as certified by a credential evaluation organization which is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Examples of country-specific requirements can be found here.

Nonimmigrant applicants who do not have previous undergraduate coursework in programming and logic/design courses may be asked to validate their basic understanding of programming and logic/design through work experience or by completing one or more undergraduate courses.

Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for institutions that calculate CGPA. For applicants who have an undergraduate CGPA of less than 2.5, the applicant may be asked to submit GMAT or GRE test scores for review.

Please see the university catalog for additional program specific requirements.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Applicants to ECPI University whose first language is not English must demonstrate competence in the English language. Language proficiency may be demonstrated by one of the following methods:

1. Document the minimum requirement on one of the instruments in the table below.

Instrument Undergraduate Minimum Requirement Graduate Minimum Requirement
Internet-Based TOEFL (iBT) 61 79
TOEFL (written) 500 550
IELTS Band 6.0 6.5
Pearson PTE Academic 48 54
iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) 3.6 3.9
SAT, Critical Reading (old) 440 N/A
SAT (new) 25 Writing/Language or
440 Evidence-Based Reading/Writing
N/A
ACT (English/Writing or English Language Arts) 20 N/A

2. Document previous academic course work with English as the official language of instruction, using one of the following:

  • For undergraduate or graduate admission, a Medium of Instruction (MOI) Letter – A copy of a high school diploma or transcript which states the medium of instruction was English, or an official letter from the high school or university certifying that English was the official language of instruction.
  • For undergraduate or graduate admission, a transcript for a degree-seeking program which records a minimum of two semesters of study at an institution of higher education in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland. In addition, a copy of the corresponding visa must be included in order to verify the student attended the institution in person and not online.
  • For undergraduate or graduate admission, completion of two college-level English courses with a C or higher at an institution of higher education in the United States.
  • For undergraduate or graduate admission, citizenship of a country where English is the official language, as indicated in the CIA World Factbook.
  • For undergraduate or graduate admission, successful completion of commonly recognized programs for English Speakers of Other Languages, including the following:
    • Level 5 of the American Language Academy (ALA)
    • An ESL program in the United States (transcript required)
  • For graduate admission, proof of graduation from a degree program at an institution of higher education in countries with English as the primary language; for example, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, or Ireland. In addition, a copy of the corresponding visa must be included in order to verify the student attended the higher education institution in person and not online.
ATTESTATION FORM AND FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

ATTESTATION FORM

All applicants are required to complete an attestation form found here

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

Scanned copies of original and official financial statements. Financial statements (typically provided by a bank) must verify sufficient funds to cover the cost of the educational program for the first academic year as well as all living expenses and must demonstrate access to liquid assets available within the last six-months of the date of submission. If the financial statements are not in the applicant’s name, a completed affidavit of support form or letter is required.

PASSPORT & VISA DOCUMENTS AND HEALTH INSURANCE

PASSPORT AND VISA DOCUMENTS

  • A scanned copy of the applicant’s passport (picture and information pages). (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 non-immigrant applicants residing in the US at the time of application, a photocopy of the visa page contained within the applicant’s passport.
  • For all non-immigrant 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 non-immigrant applicants residing in the US at the time of application who currently hold valid F-1, M-1, or J-1 non-immigrant classification: written confirmation of current non-immigrant alien status from the school through which that non-immigrant alien status was secured.

HEALTH INSURANCE

  • Proof of Health Insurance or signed insurance waiver form. 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
ADMISSIONS ASSESSMENT

During the admissions process, ECPI University utilizes various standardized assessment tools to determine an applicant’s preparedness to undertake college-level coursework, which includes the applicant’s understanding of basic math and English concepts.

Please see the university catalog for additional program specific requirements.

ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW

Students are required to complete an admissions interview with Admissions Advisor to discuss career goals, interests and needs, and financial planning. The student will learn about the educational opportunities, programs of study, student services, and career services’ assistance. This interview assists the student 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.

APPLICATION AND MAILING FEE

Application fee is $25 and mailing fee $75.

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