International Student Application Instructions (Non-US Citizen)

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Applicants who present satisfactory evidence of their ability to perform at the graduate level are admitted to a graduate program. The Graduate Admissions Committee, department faculty, and Director of University Admissions reviews the qualifications of each application on an individual basis.

International students (non-US citizens) must fulfill the application requirements necessary for the program they wish to enter. The following criteria may also be required:

  1. Test of English Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS)
    International applicants coming from countries in which English is not the native language must demonstrate their proficiency in English by taking either the TOEFL or IELTS. The required score on the TOEFL is an Internet-based score of 80. The required score on the IELTS is a 6.5. Cedarville University's institution code for the TOEFL is 1151. Either test must be taken within the last five years. This requirement may be waived if the applicant is able so show mastery of the English language as evidenced in the undergraduate transcripts by taking a full year of English at a U.S. university or college.
  2. Official academic transcripts of all secondary and post-secondary education
    If the transcripts are in a language other than English, the original transcript must be submitted along with a notarized English translation.
  3. Affidavit of Financial Support Form
    All  international applicants who are applying for a residential program must submit an affidavit of financial support, along with credible documentary evidence (bank statements, fixed certificates of deposit, etc.) that they have enough readily available funds to meet all expenses (tuition, room, board, etc.) for the first year of study without having to seek outside employment. International students are limited to on-campus employment only and cannot displace qualified U.S. citizens for such positions.

Application Procedure

We encourage you to apply early for graduate admission to Cedarville. As the applicant, you are responsible for gathering and submitting all the necessary documents required to complete your application. Your application will be processed and reviewed by the Graduate Admissions Committee as soon as all of the materials are received.

In most cases you will be notified by letter within three weeks of the Graduate Admissions Committee's decision. However, some applications may need extended time for review and/or follow-up. If you have not heard from University Admissions  within 30 days of submitting all the necessary documents, please contact us.