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Admission Requirements for International Students

    Academic Requirements for International Students

    Please read each of the following sections carefully before you apply to DeVry University. The process is simple. However, there are specific requirements that must be met in order to qualify you for admission.

    Select from the list below to find the detailed requirement information you need.

    Age Requirements

     

    You must be at least 17 years old on your first day of class. However, you begin the application process up to one year in advance of your planned starting date.

     

    English Language Proficiency Requirements

     

    All instruction and services are provided in English.

     

    In addition to fulfilling all other admission requirements, applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate English-language proficiency by providing evidence of one of the following:

     

    • Submission of a high school diploma, or post-secondary degree or higher, earned at an institution at which the language of instruction was English*.
    • Submission of a post-secondary transcript verifying completion of 12 semester-credit hours of baccalaureate-level courses (excluding remedial and developmental courses) with at least a C (70 percent) average from an institution at which the language of instruction was English*.
    • Submission of an earned Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 500 on the paper-based TOEFL, 173 on the computer-based TOEFL or 61 on the Internet-based TOEFL**.
    • Submission of an overall band score of at least 5.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam**.
    • Submission of an overall score of at least 4.5 on the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP) Academic-Plus exam**.
    • Successful completion of an approved external Intensive English Program.
    • Submission of documents demonstrating successful completion of a DeVry-recognized advanced-level English as a Second Language (ESL) course.
    • Completion of either of the following, with a grade of B (80 percent) or higher, from a DeVry-recognized post-secondary institution or community college:
      • The equivalent of DeVry's freshman English composition course.
                - OR -
      • Two or more baccalaureate-level English writing or composition courses.
    • Documents verifying at least two years' service in the U.S. military.
    • Having attained an acceptable score on a DeVry-administered English-language-proficiency exam†.

    At DeVry University locations offering an ESL program, different English-language-proficiency requirements apply. Details are available in location-specific English as a Second Language supplements, available via www.devry.edu/uscatalog.

     

    *Such applicants may submit a letter from the institution's registrar or principal indicating the language of instruction at the institution was English or that the program was taught in English. Also acceptable is a credentials evaluation report from an approved education credentials evaluation agency indicating the language of instruction at the institution was English or the program was taught in English.

     

    †International applicants requiring an I-20 may not take DeVry-administered ESL tests.

     

    High School/Secondary School Documentation

     

    If you have completed any of the following tests, submit them to your international admissions advisor and DeVry University will evaluate them.

     

    • Undergraduate - ACT, SAT, and/or CXE
    • Graduate - GRE or GMAT

    DeVry can administer a proctored admissions test for those students living outside of the US. Please ask your admissions advisor for more information or request information today.

     

    Transfer Credits:

    An applicant wishing to transfer credit from another postsecondary/baccalaureate institution must provide DeVry University with transcripts/mark sheets that are in English. Additional documentation may be needed such as course description, syllabus, textbooks, etc. If such information is needed, your admissions advisor will communicate this to you.

     

    Testing Information

     

    If you have completed any of the following tests, submit them to your international admissions advisor and DeVry University will evaluate them.

    •    Undergraduate - ACT, SAT, and/or CXE
    •    Graduate - GRE or GMAT

    DeVry can administer a proctored admissions test for those students living outside of the US. Please ask your admissions advisor for more information or request information today.