International students are an essential part of the graduate student enrollment at William Paterson University. We look forward to assisting you as you prepare to begin your graduate studies.
Please Note: International applicants are advised to submit a complete application packet six weeks prior to posted deadlines.
In addition to the application materials, international applicants must also supply the following information to be considered for admission to graduate studies:
(The ETS institutional code for the William Paterson University is 2518. This code is used for both GRE and TOEFL exam reporting.)
The Minimum TOEFL score required to be considered for admission is 80 on the IBT (internet based test), 550 on the PBT (paper based test) or 213 on the CBT (computer-based test). On the IELTS, a minimum overall band of 6.0 is required.
The U.S. government requires that all international applicants provide proof of ability to pay tuition and living expenses for themselves and their dependents (if applicable) before a formal letter of admission and an I-20 or DS2019 Certificate of Eligibility can be issued. In addition to financial documents, the Financial Data form itemizing all costs for one year along with a notarized affidavit of support from your sponsor(s) should also be submitted.
International students who attended schools outside of the United States must submit an evaluation of academic records. Transcripts must be reviewed by one of the NACES approved evaluation agencies for credential evaluation. Evaluations by other agencies or companies will not be accepted. Please request a course-by-course evaluation including a grade point average (GPA) and have an official copy sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Your transcripts will need to be translated into English before an evaluation can be processed.
*Note: A final evaluation transcript must show an awarded degree equivalent to a BA or higher.
Transcripts that are not in English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Many schools will be able to accommodate your request to have your transcripts issued in English. If your school is unable to issue official transcripts in English, you have a few options:
To be considered "official" your transcripts must remain sealed as they were by the issuing university. If your university does not seal their transcripts as a standard procedure, please request that they place your transcripts in a sealed university envelope and stamp the outside flap with their school seal. Forward these documents directly to Graduate Admissions as-is; please do not open the envelope as this will void the transcripts.
If you have not completed your bachelor's degree (or master's degree if applicable) at the time you apply to William Paterson University, please request transcripts from your university showing the work you have completed to date. These are called IN PROGRESS transcripts and will be marked as No Degree Indicated. These documents are acceptable for admissions evaluating purposes and an admissions decision will be rendered.
Once you complete your degree, you will need to submit official transcripts showing that the degree has been granted/conferred/completed in the manners described above.
All required documentation should be mailed directly to:
William Paterson University
Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services
Morrison Hall 102
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, NJ 07470.
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