Admission of International Students
The University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students who are eligible for admission. International students must meet the same requirements for enrollment as students who are citizens or residents of the United States of America, plus additional requirements as stated below.
The Admissions Process for International Students
All international students fall under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. University procedures and regulations for non-U.S. citizens must comply with federal law; hence, admission requirements for international students, including permanent residents, differ from those for United States citizens.
In addition to the materials listed above required for U.S. applicants, international students must also submit:
1. One copy of his or her official transcripts mailed to ARU directly from the college or university where the coursework was completed. For coursework completed in another language, the applicant must arrange for an official English translation of the transcripts at his or her expense. Additionally, all foreign coursework/academic credentials must be evaluated by a ARU-approved credentials evaluation service at the applicant’s expense. (Contact the admissions office for a list of approved evaluation services.)
2. Proof of sufficient financial resources for educational and personal expenses.
3. Proof of English language competency. An applicant may be accepted into the program if he or she satisfies one of the following indicators:
– Speaks English as his or her native language.
– Has completed two years of baccalaureate level Education in an accredited U.S. college or university, or an equivalent English-language foreign
– Scores at least 61 (internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) internet based test which also requires a minimum
speaking exam score of 26 and a minimum listening exam score of 22.
– Scores at least 6 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
– Receives an exemption letter from the Academic Dean, Academic Advisory Board, or the Admissions Committee
The University will issue an I-20 upon receipt and review of all related application materials required of foreign applicants.