Graduate Applicants Educated Outside the U.S.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies offers graduate degree programs that provide the opportunity for online and on campus study in a variety of disciplines. While we cannot issue an F-1 Visa for a fully online degree program, our online offerings provide a chance for international students to earn an affordable degree while residing in their home country.  International applicants who are interested in an on campus program should review the process to apply for an F-1 Visa.

In addition to the admission criteria that is listed for each graduate degree program, applicants who were educated outside of the United States must submit the following documents:

  • An official transcript in the original language from each postsecondary school/university attended in a sealed envelope, and
  • An international credential evaluation report that includes a course-by-course analysis indicating the type of degree received, the U.S. equivalency of the degree, the graduation date, and a cumulative grade point average from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

SpanTran is an international transcript evaluation service that has created a custom application for CUNY School of Professional Studies. By selecting SpanTran, they will assist you in selecting the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate. You can access their application here: SpanTran Application - CUNY School of Professional Studies

We recommend that documents are submitted to the evaluation service 8-10 weeks ahead of the application deadline to allow for the additional time needed to verify foreign credentials.

Electronic transcripts can be submitted directly from a postsecondary institution or by a company contracted by the institution via a secured system to Office of Admissions. Electronic transcripts will not be accepted as official if they are emailed from the student.

English Language Test Requirements

To be considered for a graduate degree program, the applicant's undergraduate degree must be the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree. Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at an English-speaking institution must meet the English language requirement by submitting a satisfactory score on one of the tests of facility in English listed below.

Test Required Minimum Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language* (TOEFL) – CUNY School of Professional Studies, Code 4829 Paper Test: 577
Internet-Based Test (IBT): 90
Duolingo – For the Duolingo English Test, please follow the instructions outlined in Duolingo's "How do I send my Duolingo English Test results to institutions?" documentation to send your score for free. 105
Pearson Academic 53
IELTS* 6.5

All documents must be sent to:

The CUNY School of Professional Studies
Office of Admissions
119 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001

Please note that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application for admission become the property of CUNY School of Professional Studies and cannot be returned. *TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years.

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