An International student is defined as a student who is a non-U.S. citizen. Piedmont University welcomes international students to pursue graduate programs and degrees. International students are urged to complete the application file at least one month before the semester application deadline due to additional required documents for acceptance consideration.
In addition to the application requirements for the degree described in the catalog, the following special admission documents must be submitted before an international student will be allowed to enroll:
• All official, final, and sealed transcripts from colleges that you have attended. Transcripts from foreign schools must be received by Piedmont University in English. Transcripts must also clearly state degree equivalency. Applicants must obtain an evaluation utilizing the services of an acceptable evaluating service such as:
• An official score report from the GRE, GMAT or MAT. See the requirements for the degree program you are applying for. Non-native English speakers must also provide proof of English proficiency. Students may submit official scores of one of the following:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A satisfactory TOEFL score is 550 or higher on the paper-based version, 213 or higher on the computer-based version, or 79 or higher on the Internet-based version. A TOEFL score more than two years old will not be accepted.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS). A satisfactory IELTS band score is 6 or higher.
- Georgia Tech Language Institute’s Intensive English Program (GTLI-IEP). Students must complete GTLI-IEP’s 700 Upper Advanced Level with a grade of “B” or higher in each of the four required classes and take the Michigan Test and receive a minimum score of 80 to show that they have successfully exited the ESL program.
- Duolingo English Examination. Students must score a minimum of 100 on the Duolingo exam, as well as submit the video requirement. Scanned score reports of the above examinations are not acceptable for admissions consideration. Scores more than 2 years old will not be accepted.
• A financial statement showing sufficient availability of funds and the source of these funds for one year of graduate studies. Before an I-20 can be issued for an admitted international student, the student must place on account with the university an amount equal to the first year's tuition, room and board, book charges, and funds for return airfare to his/her home country.
View the the financial requirements and fill out the data form:
All tuition and charges must be paid in U.S. dollars at the beginning of each semester.
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