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International Application

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Any applicant who is a non-U.S. citizen wishing to attend The Graduate School of the College of Charleston as a degree or non-degree seeking student is considered an international applicant.

All international applicants are required to have any transcripts from non-U.S. institutions evaluated by a credentialing service.  All applications and fees must be submitted online through our secure site, and all remaining requirements can be submitted directly to the Graduate School office.  Once accepted to a program, the applicant is required to complete the Certificate of Finances form.  For further details, please use:

International Applicant Information Packet 

Application deadlines for international applicants

It is important to note that if your program's deadline is prior to the international deadline, you should have your materials in by the earlier deadline.

Fall: April 1
Spring: August 1
Summer: January 1

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

All applicants whose primary language is not English must submit passing scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

For the TOEFL iBT exam, the minimum total score accepted for admission is 81. The recommended section scores are as follows: writing = 20, speaking = 23, listening = 17 and reading = 21. If an applicant's score falls below the recommended minimum in one area but still meets the total score requirement of 81, section scores will be assessed individually in terms of their language adequacy for the program to which the student is applying.

For more information regarding the TOEFL, including registration, please visit their website.

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