Applicants must submit proof of having earned the equivalent of a U.S. diploma at the appropriate level by an approved credential evaluator: NACES , AACRAO or AICE. A document or general evaluation is sufficient unless the applicant desires to transfer post-secondary credit into JIU which requires a course-by-course evaluation.
Highest Degree Earned Requirements:
- Bachelor program applicants: attestation of secondary program completion
- Masters level program applicants: bachelor's degree
- Doctorate program applicants: a bachelor and a master's degree each from a regionally-accredited college or university or its international equivalent
Applicants Seeking to Transfer Post-Secondary credit into JIU (Undergraduate and Graduate)
A course-by-course evaluation of all academic credit earned from an institution outside of the United States is required to process post-secondary credit transfer requests. JIU accepts international credentials evaluated by any NACES or AICE approved provider or AACRAO.
If the academic records are in a language other than English, a literal English translation is required and must be submitted together with the original language version per the requirements of the evaluator you select.
For more information, call JIU's Admissions Office at 800.811.5663 in the U.S. or 303.784.8904 outside the U.S.
United States Federal Student Aid is only available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Corporate Tuition Assistance
Many companies offer tuition assistance to their employees. Contact your JIU Admissions Counselor for advice on how to explore this opportunity with your employer.
Loans, Grants, and Scholarships
A majority of non U.S. citizens seeking to study in the United States are self-funded. Nonetheless, the links below provide a comprehensive overview of grant, scholarship, and loan options available to students holding passports from a country other than the United States.
- eduPASS – Financial Aid for International Students.
- LASPAU: Academic and Professional Programs for the Americas – See Programs and Grant Opportunities sections.
- The Rowe Fund of the Organization of American States – Interest free loans for qualified applicants from Latin America and the Caribbean.
Contact us if you are interested in studying at Jones International University but are concerned about how to finance your education.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants must demonstrate sufficient English language skills for admission into a JIU degree program by meeting one or more of the following criteria. Your likelihood for success at JIU is probable as long as at least one of these criteria is met. Please contact a JIU Admissions Counselor about a preliminary online ESL assessment option if you do not meet any of the criteria below.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®): Evidence of having scored at least 61 on the Internet-based Test (iBT™), 173 on the Computer-based Test (CBT), or 500 on the Paper-based Test (PBT). Results must be sent directly from the testing service. JIU has applied for a new school code for TOEFL. In the meantime, if you are at the TOEFL site, select "Add Unlisted Recipient" and type in Jones International University, 9697 E. Mineral Ave., Centennial CO 80112.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Reading and writing band scores must be 5.5 or higher with no band less than 5.0. Results must be sent to JIU directly from the testing service.
- Graduation from a secondary program in which the language of instruction was English.
- Evidence of having completed an English composition course with a grade of C or better at a regionally accredited institution or its international equivalent.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®): Evidence of having scored at least 79 on the Internet-based Test (iBT™), 213 on the Computer-based Test (CBT), or 550 on the Paper-based Test (PBT). Results must be sent directly from the testing service. JIU has applied for a new school code for TOEFL. In the meantime, if you are at the TOEFL site, select "Add Unlisted Recipient" and type in Jones International University, 9697 E. Mineral Ave., Centennial CO 80112.
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS™): Minimum overall band of 6.0 (with no band less than 5.5). Results must be sent to JIU directly from the testing service.
- Evidence of having successfully completed four years of secondary education or higher in which the language of instruction was English.
- 3-year undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if a NACES-approved evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelors degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
- Evidence of having completed 12 semester hours, with at least a C (2.5 GPA) average, at a post-secondary institution at which English was the language of instruction.
For further information, please call JIU’s Admissions Office at 800.811.5663 in the U.S. or 303-784-8904 outside the U.S.