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International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Rowan University welcomes applications from international students from around the world. You must complete a two-part application process to apply. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Students will submit application materials to the office of Undergraduate Admissions and I-20 application materials to the International Center (IC). Once you have received an acceptance letter, confirmed your enrollment, and submitted a completed I-20 application, the International Center will issue an I-20 on your behalf.

Please read the following information carefully to determine if you are considered an international student and your applicant type: pathways, conditional admission, freshmen or transfer applicant.

Who is an International Student?

For the purpose of admission, Rowan University defines international applicants as foreign nationals who hold, or intend to hold, an F-1 visa/ status to study in the United States.

SPECIAL NOTE: Applicants who are US citizens, US permanent residents, pending permanent residency, NJ Dream Act/ DACA, undocumented, political asylums, and refugees are considered domestic applicants at Rowan University. In addition, if you hold a valid non-immigrant status that does not require you to change to an F-1 student status, you are considered a domestic applicant.

Part 1 - Complete the Application Requirements for Admission

Application Deadlines

Freshmen:
(Pathways,
Conditional, &
Regular Admission)
Fall: May 15 Spring: Nov 15
Transfer: Fall: June 15 Spring: Nov 15

Unfortunately, we are are no longer accepting applications for Engineering majors.

Undergraduate Freshmen Requirements: (A freshmen student is defined as a student who is entering their first year of university)

  • • Freshman Application, $65 Fee, & Essay (We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2015 term. If you are interested in applying for Spring or Fall 2016, please check back in September of 2015
  • One Signed Academic Letter of Recommendation
  • Transcript (Minimum GPA 2.5 for most programs)
    • If you have a nonUS Secondary School Transcript you must submit an official "documentby document" Foreign Credential Evaluation Report. (See below for approved Credential Evaluation Agencies)
    • If you have a U.S. High School Transcript, please submit an official copy.
  • Standardized Test Scores
    • If English is not your first/native language: Official TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.0) scores*
    • If English is your first/native language: Official SAT or ACT scores. (SAT/ ACT scores evaluated on an individual basis)
      * If you don't meet the English required scores please see Pathway Program & Conditional admission below .
  • Special Requirements
    • Engineering Majors: Official SAT or ACT scores
      NOTE: SAT/ ACT scores must be submitted in addition to TOEFL/ IELTS scores (if applicable)
    • Fine and Performing Arts Majors (art, music, theatre, or dance): Audition or Portfolio Review

Undergraduate Transfer Requirements: (A transfer student is any student who has earned post-secondary credit at a recognized accredited college or university. At Rowan, you must have 12 or more college credits at another institution to be considered a transfer student.)

  • Transfer Application & $65 Fee
    • Transcript (Minimum GPA 2.0 for most programs)
    • If you have a non-US University Transcript you must submit an official "course-by-course" Foreign Credential Evaluation Report. (See below for approved Credential Evaluation Agencies)
    • If you have a U.S. University Transcript, please submit an official copy.
  • Standardized Test Scores (if applicable)
    • If English is not your first/native language: Official TOEFL (79) or IELTS (6.0) scores*
    • If you have completed English Composition I & II the TOEFL/ IELTS requirement will be waived
      * If you don't meet the English required scores please see Conditional Admission below.
  • Special Requirements: Transfer applicants with less than 24 credits completed at the time of application must submit a US high school transcript or a Credential Evaluation of their non-US high school transcript and SAT scores. These applicants are evaluated using the freshman admission standards and college transcripts. Admission decisions for transfer applicants who've attended college more than five years ago are based on motivation, life experiences, career advancement and college transcripts.

Transfer students offered admission will receive a credit evaluation by the registrar and the academic department. Once that evaluation is completed, an advisor will answer questions about transferring credits from another institution to the University.

 

Pathway Program (Bridge Program for Undergraduate Freshmen Only)

Students who meet all university undergraduate admission requirements EXCEPT language test scores, may be eligible for the Pathway Program. Pathway classes are credit-bearing academic English classes that will help students improve academic language skills during their first year of undergraduate studies. The Pathway classes are offered for undergraduate credit only.

Pathway Requirements:

• University undergraduate academic admission requirements listed above, AND
• One of the following language requirements:
o TOEFL score between 65-78 OR
o IELTS score of 5.0 - 5.5 (with a minimum writing score of 5.0)

Conditional Admission (Undergraduate Freshmen & Transfer)

*Available for the Fall 2015 application cycle.

Conditional Admission is available to undergraduate students who meet all university undergraduate admission requirements EXCEPT language test scores . No TOEFL or IELTS score is required for Conditional Admission. Conditional admission students will receive a letter of conditional admission from the university and an I-20 from Rowan’s Intensive English Language Program (IELP). Upon successful completion of the IELP, students will enter the university. The I-20 will be transferred to the university at this time.

Conditional Admission Requirements:

• University undergraduate academic admission requirements listed above, AND
• TOEFL below 65 or no TOEFL score/ IELTS below 5 or no IELTS score

Note: Once you receive a conditional acceptance letter, applicant will then submit a completed IELP Application.
Note: Once you have applied, please email internationalapplicants@rowan.edu to be considered for Conditional Admission.
Note : Transfer students can also be considered for Conditional Admission.

Submitting Application Materials

Please submit official application materials by mail to the address listed below:

Rowan University, Undergraduate Admissions
201 Mullica Hill Road, Savitz Hall
Glassboro, NJ 08028 USA
Ph: 856-256-5190
Fax: 856-256-4430

Note: Rowan University does not accept photocopies or scanned email attachments of admissions documents. Standardized test scores and transcript evaluations should be sent directly from the agency.

Approved Credential Evaluation Agencies for Non-US Transcripts

All non-US transcripts must be evaluated by a Credential Evaluation Agency. If your transcript is from a US institution or US accredited, a Credential Evaluation report is not needed.

Rowan University will accept Credential Evaluation Reports from the three agencies listed below. Please contact them directly to assist you through the process.

World Education Services, Inc. (WES)
PO Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, New York 10113 USA Website: www.wes.org

Educational Credentials Evaluators, Inc. (ECE)
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203 USA Website: www.ece.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173 USA
Website: http://www.jsilny.com/
Application: Josef Silny Application for Rowan University

Special Note: Please do not apply through the Josef Silny website; you must use the customized Josef Silny application for Rowan University.

How to Apply for a Foreign Credential Evaluation Report

Step 1: After selecting a Credential Evaluation Agency from the approved list above, you will need to submit an on-line application for a credential evaluation report. Remember to add Rowan University as a recipient for your Credential Evaluation Report.

If you are a Freshmen applicant with a non-US Transcript(s) select:

  • » Document by Document Evaluation Report with GPA of your secondary school transcript(s)

If you are a Transfer applicant with a non-US Transcript(s) select:

  • » Course by Course Evaluation with GPA of your university/ college transcript(s)

Step 2:Mail required documents directly to Credential Evaluation Agency. If your document(s) are not in English, you will be required to submit a translation(s).

Note: If using WES, follow the country specific documentation requirements for your country- of-education. Your file will remain on hold until WES receives all required documents.

Step 3: The agency will verify your academic records and prepare an official Credential Evaluation Report.

Step 4: Credential Evaluation Agency will send Rowan an electronic copy of your Report.

Special Note for Final Grades: Please note that the Credential Evaluation Agency will be able to process an evaluation on your behalf even if your final grades have not been submitted. Once you have graduated, you may return to the agencies website, apply for an evaluation upgrade, send the agency all required documents, and again select Rowan University as your recipient. The agency will then update their existing evaluation report and forward the revised copy to Rowan electronically. Please note that we do not wait for the final revised version of your report to make an admission decision.

Part 2 - Complete the I-20 Application

All International applicants must complete an I-20 Application and supporting documentation. We encourage you begin the I-20 application immediately after submitting the university application. Upon academic acceptance, your I-20 application will be processed by the International Center.

Please submit I-20 application materials by mail or email to the address listed below:

Rowan University, International Center
201 Mullica Hill Road, Robinson 117
Glassboro, NJ 08028 USA
Ph: 856-256-4292
Fax: 856-256-5676

For I-20 Application related questions, please email the International Center at rowanic@rowan.edu

Note: Please submit photocopies of your I-20 application materials directly to the International Center. You will need the original documents when visiting the US Embassy.