International Student Admission Requirements *
International graduate student applicants who wish to study in the National American University graduate program must satisfy all of the following criteria for admission:
- Complete and submit an International Graduate Student Application for Admission.
- Pay a one-time, non-refundable application fee of $45 U.S. at the time of application (The fee requirement may be waived for students from higher education institutions with which National American University has an affiliation agreement.).
- Provide evidence of completion of a baccalaureate degree in the form of official transcripts from (i) an international higher education institution recognized by the ministry of education or other appropriate government agency and a transcript evaluation from an organization approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or (ii) an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Transcripts should show marks and credits earned for all post-secondary work. All records should be submitted in the native language, and credentials written in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Translations should be literal and not interpretive. A key to the marking system or grading scale should also be included if it is not indicated on the transcript.
- Demonstrate proficiency in English through satisfaction of one of the following requirements:
- Provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report indicating a minimum score of 550 for a paper-based, 213 for a computer-based or 80 for an Internet-based exam (The TOEFL must have been taken within the past two calendar years. Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency to National American University. When ordering TOEFL test results, include the university's school code of 6464.).
- Provide an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report with an overall minimum score of 6.0 (The IELTS must have been taken within the past two calendar years. Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency to National American University.).
- Provide evidence of completion of two trimesters (or equivalent) of college-level English (excluding ESL courses) with a grade of C or higher at an accredited college or university whose language of instruction is English.
- Provide evidence of English language proficiency as deemed appropriate by National American University.
- Complete and submit the International Financial Certification form and attach an original bank statement. International students are required, as part of the application process, to show evidence of sufficient funding during their studies. The amount and source of funds are also shown on the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) needed to apply for an F-1 visa. In addition, students planning to bring a spouse and/or children are required to show additional funds for those individuals.
Students requesting the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) to apply for an F-1 (student) visa to enter the U.S. to attend National American University must fulfill all listed international student admissions requirements. Upon acceptance by and approval from the university, Form I-20 will be issued to eligible students.
Transfer students will be additionally required to submit official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities as well as information concerning proof of current status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the issuance of Form I-20.
Additional documentation in support of an applicant's candidacy may be requested as deemed necessary by National American University. The university reserves the right to reject documentation and to request verification of documents as necessary. Admissions documentation will be considered the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant (some exceptions may apply). National American University reserves the right to reject any and all student applicants.
Government-sponsored or subsidized programs are generally not available to international students. International students should consult their country's consul or ambassador for educational benefits sponsored by their home country, or obtain a private sponsor.
* For Online MSN program please see number three on Admission Requirements - MSN - School of Nursing