Applicants from foreign colleges and universities must use an approved transcript evaluation service. Augusta University accepts official course-by-course transcript evaluations from the following evaluation services listed below. Course-by-course transcript evaluations may also be accepted from a current National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, or NACES, member on a case-by-case basis. Only in the case of transcripts from international colleges/universities will an official course-by-course transcript evaluation based on official transcripts and documents be accepted in lieu of an official transcript. Official transcript evaluations based on unofficial transcripts, documents or copies will not fulfill this requirement.
Specific Ordering Instructions for ECE, Silny and WES
Degrees awarded from international universities and colleges must be verified as the
U.S. equivalent of a Bachelor's or higher degree.
English proficiency exam scores are required for applicants whose first language is not English and who do not qualify for an English proficiency exam waiver per the criteria listed below. Augusta University will accept official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Test (IELTS) exam scores. Official exam scores must be taken within 2 years of the date of application. The Augusta University institution code for submission of TOEFL or IELTS scores is 5406. Please do not select a department code.
English Proficiency Exam Waiver Criteria: An English proficiency exam will be waived for applicants to graduate programs who:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Namibia|
|Botswana||Papua New Guinea|
|British Virgin Islands||Philippines|
|Cameroon||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Canada (except Quebec)||Saint Lucia|
|Dominica||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|Jamaica||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Kenya||Turks and Caicos|
|Malta||United States of America|
If you are accepted and choose to enroll at Augusta University, you will need a visa. Once you have received your official acceptance letter from AU, you will receive an email from the Graduate School office with instructions for required documents (Information Request Form, Visa, Passport, etc) along with acceptable documentation for proof of funds, if required. This will be required even if you already have a visa and are in the USA so that we can initiate any transfers or confirm that enrollment in your given academic program will not result in compliance issues with your current visa status (ex. H1B visa)
The Graduate School will not send the official visa request packet to the International Office for processing until after you have returned the signed acceptance agreement and deposit to the Office of Academic Admissions AND returned all required documents requested by The Graduate School.
For more information pertaining to specific visa types and international student inquiries, please visit our International and Postdoctoral Services Office (IPSO) page. IPSO assists newly accepted applicants and students with the visa application process, orientation after arrival in the USA, travel outside of the US, program extensions, and other issues related to immigration status.