International Graduate Admissions

Required Credentials

Below are the credentials that international graduate students must submit when applying to a graduate program at Arcadia University. Every program has a set of individual requirements unique to that program. Please see the individual program descriptions for a list of required credentials.

  1. A completed application 
    Please note that students applying for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy or the Masters in Physicians Assistant cannot apply using the Arcadia University Application. Applicants for these degrees must apply through the centralized application system, and all credentials should be sent through the centralized system. Please see those programs’ descriptions for more information and the link to their applications.
  2. A  Personal Statement
  3. Official University/College transcript. If the university/college attended is outside the US: a course-by-course transcript evaluation is required by a (NACES) National Association of Credential Evaluation Services member at www.naces.org/members.htm. Most students use WES.
  4. Proof of English language proficiency
    • TOEFL minimum 80iBT (no individual section below a 18). Our TOEFL School Code is 2039. 
    • IELTS minimum 6.5 Band Score (no individual section below 5.5)
    • ITEP minimum 5.5 (no section below 5.0).
  5. Letters of Recommendation

Enrollment Management reserves the right to request proof of English Language proficiency of any student applying to the University.

If accepted, international applicants requiring an F-1 Student visa for study will also eventually need to show a Bank Statement demonstrating the funds to cover the annual cost of Tuition and estimated Living expenses for 1 year.

How to Send Your Admissions Documents

All credentials, except the NACES College Transcript Evaluations can be scanned and e-mailed to admiss@arcadia.edu for the preliminary admissions review to take place. The original hard copies will need to be mailed directly to Arcadia University at the following address:

Arcadia University
Office of Enrollment Management
450 S. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
USA

Applications for admission will not be reviewed until all required information has been received by Arcadia’s Office of Enrollment Management. The admission decision will be rendered approximately three to four weeks after the completed file has been received by the admission committee.

Application Deadlines

For most programs, applications are considered at any time during the year; however, to be assured of consideration, students should consult their graduate program of choice for specific deadlines.

For more information about the admission process, and requirements, contact admiss@arcadia.edu.

Arcadia University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, or disability in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and other applicable statutes. Inquiries concerning Title IX, Section 504 and ADA compliance and information regarding accessibility should be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038-3295; phone 215-572-2947.