International Admissions Requirements

Get Admitted as an International Student

Union Institute & University welcomes students from all over the world who want to continue their education and advance their career. To be considered for admission to our flexible online degree program, you’ll need to meet our international student requirements.

Transcript Evaluation

Your academic transcript must be in English. If your transcript is not in English, select one of the four listed transcript evaluation agencies to conduct a course-by-course evaluation.

International applicants are responsible for obtaining an evaluation of their transcripts. For admission purposes, please request a course-by-course evaluation.

Fees vary by the type of evaluation requested—high school, bachelor’s, master’s, etc.—from approximately $100 to $180. Turn-around time for the evaluation is generally 4 to 6 weeks. Additional fees apply for expedited service and multiple copies of the evaluation. See individual service web sites for details about specific services and costs.

Transcript Evaluation Agencies

Center for Applied Research
Evaluation & Education, Inc.
PO Box 18358
Anaheim, CA 92817
Phone: (714) 237-9272
Fax: (714) 237-9279

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Ave.
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: (305) 273-1616

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 298-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411

World Educational Services, Inc.
PO Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: (212) 219-7330
Fax: (212) 739-6151

English Proficiency Requirement

Union requires English proficiency for all applicants whose native language is not English. You may fulfill the English requirement by taking any of the following:

You may also complete one full academic year of study at a U.S. high school or college/university to meet the requirement.

At the graduate level, applicants with degrees (e.g., a bachelor’s or master’s) earned in English from accredited universities in the U.S., Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, or other English-speaking countries meet the English proficiency requirement.

Countries Exempt from the English Proficiency Requirement

  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada (except Quebec)
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Grenada
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Liberia
  • Malawi
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • St. Kitts & Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • United Kingdom

If you have questions specific to Union’s degree programs, please contact

If you plan to apply and have questions about visas or I-20s, please contact