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.
The following degree programs are open to international applicants for admission – travel to the U.S. isn’t required:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Most Bachelor of Science Majors
- Master of Science in Organizational Leadership
- Master of Arts with Majors in:
The following degree programs consider international applications – students need a visa to enter the U.S. if admitted:
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
World Educational Services, Inc.
PO Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: (212) 219-7330
Fax: (212) 739-6151
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:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL® iBT) – Required score of at least 79; TOEFL code: 4525
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS™) Exam – Required score of at least 6.0
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) – Required score of at least 54
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
- British Virgin Islands
- Canada (except Quebec)
- Cayman Islands
- New Zealand
- 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 email@example.com.
If you plan to apply and have questions about visas or I-20s, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.