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International Students

International students are welcomed and embraced throughout a 鶹Ƶ education. We welcome you to submit an application and continue your studies at our institution.

For additional information on the support offered to international students, visit the Office of Global Education's website.

Application Requirements

In addition to completing the standard requirements for the application process, international students looking to study on-campus will also have to submit the following:

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Certificate of finances/scholarship letter. You are encouraged to submit a letter or statement from a bank listing the required amount of assured financial support necessary.

International students should apply to the term in which they will begin their graduate program at The 鶹Ƶ. If you required an English transition program, please apply to Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework.

Please be sure to request that your application documents be sent to the address below:

The 鶹Ƶ
Office of International Admissions - The Estate
Rear 223 Monroe Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510

Application Deadlines

June 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the fall term.
Nov. 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the spring term.
March 1: Application and all official documents due for admission into the summer term.

Counseling programs applicants have a preferred application deadline of Nov. 15 and a standard deadline of March 1.

The following programs only accept applications to begin in the fall term:

  • Master of Health Administration
  • Master of Science in Biochemistry, Chemistry and Clinical Chemistry
  • Master of Science in Software Engineering
  • Doctor of Business Administration

Proof of English Proficiency

Applicants that are from non-English speaking countries are required to submit proof of English proficiency. This proof can be achieved in a number of ways:

  • Submission of an official  score report indicating a score of at least 80 on the internet-based test;
  • Submission of an official  score report indicating a minimum score of overall band 6.5;
  • Submission of an official  score of 53;
  • Submission of an official  score report indicating a score of at least 105;
  • Attendance and successful completion of ;
  • Attendance at an  with completion of Level 112 - Submission of an official completion certificate and transcript are required;
  • Attendance at the  with completion of academic Level 6 with grades of B+ or higher - Submission of an official transcript is required;
  • Attendance at  with completion of Level 9 and the Advanced Proficiency Level - Submission of an official completion certificate and transcript are required;
  • Submission of an official STEP (Society for Testing English Proficiency) score of at least Pre-1st grade. Some graduate programs may require a 1st grade score. This exam is offered exclusively to Japanese students by the Society for Testing English Proficiency.

I-20 Information

To be eligible to receive a form I-20 from The 鶹Ƶ, in addition to the academic requirements, you must submit an official certificate of finances. Once you have received a full admission letter and have electronically confirmed your enrollment, the I-20 is issued. You cannot be issued an I-20 until you have been offered full admission and confirmed your enrollment.

Once your visa is approved, prior to arrival in the United States, a $6,000.00 USD non-refundable enrollment deposit is required. If you enroll at The 鶹Ƶ, this non-refundable enrollment deposit will be applied directly to your first semester tuition. If you transfer your I-20 out of The 鶹Ƶ or enter the United States on The 鶹Ƶ I-20, but do not enroll in classes for your first semester, this $6,000 USD enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

How much do I have to provide in order to be issued an I-20?

 

Certification of Finances Information 2023-2024

For students pursuing graduate studies at The 鶹Ƶ, your assured support for the first twelve (12) months of study should be at least US$52,075.00. This total cost estimate consists of:

Tuition & Fees (24 credit hours @ $965 per credit plus $300 in fees): US$23,460.00

Room & Board: US$21,390.00

Books & Supplies: US$2,875.00

Personal Expenses (including health insurance): US$4,350.00

TOTAL: US$52,075.00

For students pursuing the PhD in Accounting program, the assured support for the first twelve (12) months of study at The 鶹Ƶ should be at least US$78,715.00. This total cost estimate consists of a different tuition rate of: 

Tuition & Fees (24 credit hours @ $2,075 per credit plus $300 in fees): US$50,100.00

Room & Board: US$21,390.00

Books & Supplies: US$2,875.00

Personal Expenses (including health insurance): US$4,350.00

TOTAL: US$78,715.00

 

*Graduate students bringing dependents are required to show assured financial support of an additional US$2,500.00 per dependent.

International Transcript Evaluation Services

We partner with the following organizations to provide evaluations of your academic transcripts. While this is not traditionally required, you are welcome to utilize their services.

In-Country Representation

Country: India

Ashok Kallam, Director
indo global studies

Academics: International Cohorts

Business Analytics Certificate: India

Post-Visa Non-Refundable Enrollment Deposit Info

Once your visa is approved, prior to arrival in the United States, a $6,000.00 USD non-refundable enrollment deposit is required. If you enroll at The 鶹Ƶ, this non-refundable enrollment deposit will be applied directly to your first semester tuition. If you transfer your I-20 out of The 鶹Ƶ or enter the United States on The 鶹Ƶ I-20, but do not enroll in classes for your first semester, this $6,000 USD enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer conditional admission?

Yes! We offer conditional admission pending proof of English proficiency and GMAT/GRE scores (if applicable). Conditional admission is offered to those applicants that meet our academic requirements for admission as determined by the graduate program director. 

When is Orientation and the first day of classes?

For the fall 2023 term, International Student Orientation is Thursday, August 24th and the first day of classes is Monday, August 28, 2023.

For additional information, view the University's academic calendar.

When will I first meet my advisor?

You will be assigned a mentor/advisor after you are fully admitted and confirm your enrollment to The 鶹Ƶ. Prior to arriving on campus, we recommend you contact your advisor to schedule a meeting to discuss course registration. You should also schedule a follow-up meeting for once you have arrived in the United States.

What is the $6,000 USD non-refundable enrollment deposit?

Once your visa is approved, prior to arrival in the United States, a $6,000.00 USD non-refundable enrollment deposit is required. If you enroll at The 鶹Ƶ, this non-refundable enrollment deposit will be applied directly to your first semester tuition. If you transfer your I-20 out of The 鶹Ƶ or enter the United States on The 鶹Ƶ I-20, but do not enroll in classes for your first semester, this $6,000 USD enrollment deposit is non-refundable.

Any additional questions can be sent to the Office of Graduate and International Admissions:

gradadmissions@scranton.edu or by calling +1-570-941-4416.

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