Graduate Admissions FAQ
What are the entry requirements?
Please see all entry requirements here.
What is GPA and what does having a minimum 2.5 GPA mean?
GPA stands for “grade point average” and is calculated on a 4.0 scale. We here in the admissions department convert international grades into the US standard GPA. Please see an example of a conversion chart below:
|Over a 100% scale||Average of 80% or higher|
|Over an A-F scale||Average of a B or higher|
Can I transfer my current university credits? How long does it take?
If you are currently attending an accredited university or have attended an accredited university, it is possible to receive transfer credits from your courses. You will have to provide us with the original transcript. Courses are evaluated by our credential specialist in St. Louis and can take a few weeks to be processed.
How can I provide my original transcripts?
The following are various ways of providing your original transcripts: You can send us your transcript per postal services. You can have your school send your transcripts to us per postal services. You can have your school send us a PDF transcript encrypted with a password. You can bring them to us in person.
What are original/official transcripts?
We require the verification of your original transcript, meaning no scans or copies, but rather the original physical document or an original digital document sent directly from your school.
How many courses can I take per semester?
You may take a maximum of 2 courses per semester.
Which courses can I take?
A list of available courses for the upcoming terms and semester can be found here.
Do I need to take an entry exam?
What should the topic of my essay be?
Your essay should be a minimum of 600 words and written on the topic listed under your preferred program, found here.
Do I need to take an English proficiency exam?
Yes, graduate level applicants must display a proficiency in English by sending us the results to one of our recognized English language exams. Accepted exams for admission include a TOEFL with a minimum score of 80, an IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall, or a Cambridge Advanced Certificate.
• TOEFL iBT - min. overall score of 80
• IELTS Academic - min. overall score of 6.5
• Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CAE only) - score A or B
I went to an English speaking University/hold an American passport. Can I have the English requirement waived?
Yes, citizens of English speaking countries (including but not limited to, The U.S.A., The U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada excluding Quebec) may have the English requirement waived. You may also have the English requirement waived if you completed at least one year of college-level coursework at a regionally accredited U.S. institution of higher learning whose primary language of instruction is English.
Do I need to send in my Resume/CV?
Yes, with the most up-to-date work experience and references.