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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.

Undergraduate Freshmen Pathways

If you are interested in applying for undergraduate admission as a freshmen but do not meet our TOEFL (79)/ IELTS (6.0) requirement, you may be eligible for special admission through our Pathway Program. Pathway students are fully admitted to the university as freshmen; receive a university admission letter and a degree seeking I-20. During your first year of studies, the Pathway Program provides a structured curriculum combining academic English courses and credit-bearing general education courses towards your degree.

Undergraduate Freshmen Conditional Admission

If you are interested in applying for undergraduate admission as a freshman with no TOEFL/ IELTS test scores or test scores below Pathways admission (Below 65 TOEFL/ 5.0 IELTS), you may be eligible 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). Students have up to two years to complete the IELP. Upon successful completion of the IELP, students will enter the university. The I-20 will be transferred to the university at this time.

Undergraduate Freshmen

A freshmen student is defined as a student who is a high school graduate and who has not attended a college or university after graduating from high school (secondary school).

Undergraduate Transfer

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.

Part 1 - Complete the Application Requirements for Admission

Application Deadlines

Conditional, &
Regular Admission)
Fall: May 15 Spring: Nov 1
Transfer: Fall: June 1 Spring: Nov 1

Pathway Program Requirements (Bridge Program for Undergraduate Freshmen Only)

  • A TOEFL score between 65 to 78 or IELTS score between 5.0 to 5.5
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • All Undergraduate freshmen requirements listed below

Restricted Majors: Business & Engineering
Note: Students can apply to a restricted major upon the completion of the Pathway program.

Conditional Admission Requirements (Undergraduate Freshmen Only)

*Available for the Fall 2015 application cycle.

  • TOEFL below 65 or no TOEFL score/ IELTS below 5.5 or no IELTS score
  • Minimum GPA: 2.5
  • All Undergraduate freshmen requirements listed below

Note: Once you receive a conditional acceptance letter, applicant will then submit a completed IELP Application.
Note: Once you have applied, please email to be considered for Conditional Admission Applicant.

Restricted Majors: Business & Engineering
Note: Students can apply to a restricted major upon the completion of Intensive English Language Program.

Undergraduate Freshmen Requirements

  • Freshman Application, $65 Fee, & Essay
  • 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)
  • 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

  • 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
  • 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.

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:

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

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, FL 33173 USA
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

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.