Sacred Heart University requires that international applicants submit the following information to the Office of Graduate Admissions four (4) months prior to the first day of class:
A completed online graduate admissions application
Non-refundable application fee
Completed academic credential report from World Education Services.
Note: all post-secondary transcripts from non U.S. institutions must be evaluated and certified by World Education Services.
For all non-native English speakers, an official English language proficiency examination is required. The following minimum scores are accepted:
TOEFL PBT: 570
TOEFL iBTL: 80
MELAB: 80 (proctored on‐site at SHU)
Cambridge Advanced English: 58
Professional resume detailing the applicant's academic achievements and employment history
One page personal statement discussing the applicant's reasons for pursuing the degree
Two letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant's qualifications for admission to a graduate program.
A bank statement with U.S. dollar figures that verifies the student, the student's family and/or sponsor's ability to pay the costs required to attend Sacred Heart University for one year of study.The statement should be officially certified and signed by a bank official and dated within six (6) months of enrolling at Sacred Heart University
Refer to the specific graduate program for any additional admission requirements specific to your program.
The Immigration I-20 form (the form needed to obtain a student F1 visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate) will be issued from SHU after the student has been accepted to the University and proof of financial support is submitted.The issuance of an I-20 and subsequent F-1 visa constitutes a legal agreement with the U.S. government binding the student to maintain full-time enrollment (at least 9 credits per term) at all times except during the summer session. Employment in the U.S. is only allowed if authorized by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
NOTE: Materials that are received by FAX and EMAIL may be used as working documents only and are considered to be unofficial. Only original or photocopies with a school seal and signature will be accepted. Submission of falsified documents is grounds for denial of admission or dismissal from the University.