Admission Requirements for International Students

Applicants must submit proof of having earned the equivalent of a United States 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.

Undergraduate Requirements

International applicants who are admitted into any undergraduate degree program have met the following admission requirements:

  1. Submit a completed application.
  2. Completion of secondary education (high school diploma); translated and evaluated to U.S. equivalency by an approved credential evaluator.
  3. 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:
    • 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 by selecting JIU as the recipient along with entering our Designation Code (DI) of 7463, OR
    • 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.

Graduate Requirements

International applicants who are admitted into any graduate degree program have met the following admission requirements:

  1. Submit a completed application.
  2. Completion of post-secondary education (bachelors degree); translated and evaluated to U.S. equivalency by an approved credential evaluator with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • 3-year undergraduate degrees earned outside the U.S. are accepted if an approved credential evaluator declares the degree equivalent to an earned U.S. bachelors degree.
    • For School of Business Master's programs only - JIU may conditionally admit students in this program if the student's official transcript GPA is between 2.0 and 2.49.  JIU will grant full admission to a student only if the student achieves a 3.0 or greater cumulative GPA for all first term courses attempted.  Students who are not granted full admission are not considered to have demonstrated that they meet the minimum GPA required for their program of study and are subject to immediate dismissal from JIU.
  3.  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:
    • 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 by selecting JIU as the recipient along with entering our Designation Code (DI) of 7463, OR
    • 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, OR
    • Earned U.S. Bachelors degree from a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

For further information, please call JIU's Admissions Office at 800.811.5663 option 2 in the U.S. or 303.784.8904 outside the U.S.

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 U.S. 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 further information, please call JIU's Admissions Office at 800.811.5663 option 2 in the U.S. or 303.784.8904 outside the U.S.

Financial Aid

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.

For further information, please call JIU's Admissions Office at 800.811.5663 option 2 in the U.S. or 303.784.8904 outside the U.S.

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.

Contact us if you are interested in studying at Jones International University.