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If you're an undergraduate student, please fill out the online application or the printable application. If you're a graduate student, review the eligibility information and fill out an online application.

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Applicants from countries where English is not the official language are required to submit official results for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).  Applicants from countries where English is the principal language may choose to submit official SAT or ACT scores in lieu of the TOEFL or IELTS. 

ELIGIBILITY FOR underGRADUATE ADMISSION

Basic requirements for admission include a minimum TOEFL score of 500, if it is paper-based, or a score of 173, if it is computer-based, or a satisfactory SAT/ACT score, or IELTS score of 6.0.  Clarion offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) and satisfactory completion of the program meets the university’s English language proficiency requirement. 

Students who have graduated from a high school (or equivalent) where the language of instruction is English will be exempted from any general foreign language requirement at Clarion University.  Academic credit and/or life experience credit will only be granted for knowledge of one’s native language in cases when specific courses or examinations offered at Clarion University are successfully completed. 

International undergraduate students must be covered by adequate health insurance. Due to the high cost of health care in the United States, all international students are required to carry comprehensive medical insurance. 

 Other Resources for prospective students:

Estimated Total Costs (including tuition & fees)--Undergraduate
Estimated Total Costs (including tuition & fees)--Graduate
Financial Support Statement
Health Insurance
Scholarships
Immigration & Pre-Arrival Information
Transfer-In
Orientation

Eligibility for Graduate Admission

Please note: At this time, Clarion University offers the following two graduate programs on a face-to-face environment: M.S. in Special Education and M.S. in Speech Language Pathology. All other graduate programs are offered online.

Individuals seeking regular full admission to a graduate program must meet the minimum admission requirements for the Division of Graduate Studies and any additional requirements of the program. To meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Division of Graduate Studies international applicants must provide evidence of:

  1. A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from an acceptably accredited college or university. International applicants must have their complete academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates) evaluated by one of the following professional credential evaluating services: World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.

    Applicants should request WES or ECE to forward the evaluation results directly to the Clarion University Graduate Admissions Office. Please note that evaluations must be received directly from WES or ECE; unofficial copies will not be accepted. In addition, you are required to submit official academic records (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates) in the original language and a certified English translation using the same format. These documents also should be forwarded to the Clarion University Graduate Admissions Office. Individuals who have not yet completed the baccalaureate degree may send transcripts for course work completed in the original language and a certified English translation, along with application materials. However, the WES or ECE evaluation of final transcripts, mark sheets, and/or certificates showing the completion of the course work and the degree will be required.

  2. A minimum quality-point average of 2.75/4.00 scale at the undergraduate level. Some programs require a higher undergraduate quality-point average. Please review the program admission requirements listed on the Checklist for Completion of Graduate Application.

Individuals not meeting the quality-point average requirement of a graduate program may be eligible for regular admission when the lower quality-point average is evaluated in terms of supplementary factors, including recommendations, examination scores on such instruments as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and/or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or achievement in graduate-level course work. Information regarding the GRE, GMAT, or MAT may be obtained from the Division of Graduate Studies.

Applicants should refer to the admission requirements on the enclosed Checklist for Completion of Graduate Application. Also, applicants should follow the directions outlined on the General Information on Procedures for Applying to Clarion University Graduate Programs sheet.

Admission of International Graduate Students

International students seeking admission to graduate study at Clarion University should follow directions specified for all students on the "Checklist for Completion of Graduate Application." In addition, the international student applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Submit his or her application for admission by July 15 for Fall term or by November 15 for Spring term.

  2. Demonstrate English language proficiency. Acceptable evidence of proficiency is successful completion of Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet based). Also a minimum International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) score of 7.0 is acceptable. Speech language pathology applicants are required to submit minimum TOEFL scores of 573 (paper-based), 230 (computer-based), or 89 (internet-based) with a breakdown of minimum scores of 18 in reading, 26 in speaking, 21 in listening, and 24 in writing. Mass media arts and journalism (communication) applicants are required to submit minimum TOEFL scores of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (Internet-based). A minimum IELTS test score of 7.5 is acceptable for mass media arts and journalism (communication), and speech language pathology applicants. Satisfactory completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university is also acceptable evidence of English language proficiency. Other evidence may be approved by the Graduate Studies Office, such as affirmation of proficiency by a Clarion faculty member, other individual, or organization known to Clarion University.

  3. Furnish evidence of financial support on the Financial Support Statement form. The applicant must provide an official statement from an authorized bank certifying that sufficient funds are available to the student to cover costs of university fees and general living expenses for one academic year of study in the United States. "Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status" Form I-20 will not be issued until the international applicant has submitted the required evidence of financial support.

  4. Carry a full program of studies (at least nine semester hours) upon admission and matriculation. U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations require students holding an "F" or "J" visa to carry a full program of study. 

  5. Be covered by adequate health insurance. Due to the high cost of health care in the United States, all international students are required to carry comprehensive medical insurance.


Last Updated 9/22/17