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Official transcript from highest earned degree and any course work attempted after highest earned degree bearing
the official seal of the institution and/or signature of the appropriate officer of the school. Refer to the degree-specific
program for minimum GPA requirement. Final official transcripts are required prior to registering for courses.
Official test scores based on degree program requirements and undergraduate GPA. Refer to the degree-specific
program for required tests and minimum test score requirement.
Reference form(s). Refer to the degree-specific program for the required reference forms. Reference forms are
available on our websitewww.ciu.edu
A $45 non-refundable processing fee.
Complete additional degree-specific requirements available in this catalog.
Applicants applying for admission as full or part-time degree seeking or non-degree seeking and who are not United States
citizens must provide the following to the Admissions Office:
All general application requirements and degree-specific program requirements listed under the degree program in
International Credential Advancement Package (ICAP) evaluation by World Education Services (WES) for all
transcripts for schools attended outside the United States. Academic records not written in English must be
accompanied by a certified translation.
Educational background form available on our websitewww.ciu.edu
Official report of the score earned on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if English is not the
applicant’s first language. TOEFL school code: 5116; TOEFL score minimum:
Internet-based exam: 79
Computer-based exam: 213
Paper-based exam: 550
Proof of finances by submitting the International Citizens Financial Certification form available on our websitewww.ciu.edu
. Applicants and/or sponsors must include a bank statement certifying the funds listed.
Proof of residency for students who are living in the United States and not on an F-1 Visa.
Following admission to the University, international students are required to submit a $7,000 (single students) or
$10,000 (married students) enrollment deposit and all necessary documentation for issuance of the student visa.
Notification to Graduate Applicants
Once all application materials have been received, the completed application will be reviewed and the applicant notified of
the admission decision. Admission decisions are made without regard to race, ethnic origin, nationality, gender, or disability.
CIU reserves the right to deny or revoke the admission of any applicant whose behavior or lifestyle is inconsistent with
biblical principles or with the lifestyle standards of the CIU community.
Applicants approved for admission submit a $100 enrollment deposit (see “International Students” for international deposit
requirement) with the exception of online only students. Refund policies are outlined “Tuition and Fees Policies” available
on our websitewww.ciu.edu
. Early response is important to securing a course schedule. All students with the exception of
online only must also submit a completed health form.
Students who have a deficiency in their academic qualifications may be admitted provisionally if they have received an
accredited baccalaureate degree but do not meet the minimum requirements for their desired degree program. The
Admission Review Committee will review the candidate’s performance in previous education, work, or military training and
determine if provisional admission is appropriate.
When mitigating circumstances warrant, qualified applicants who have not completed an accredited baccalaureate degree
may be accepted provisionally into select degree programs.
General Admission Policies
To obtain an estimate of transfer credit, applicants must submit official transcripts for all postsecondary study to the
Admissions Office, along with their application for admission and a request for an estimate of transfer credit. In some cases,
applicants may be asked to send a catalog or prospectus from colleges or other postsecondary institutions attended.