• Admission Requirements


    Admission Requirements for First Year Students

    • A completed application for undergraduate admission and $50 application fee (http://www.monmouth.edu/admission/undergraduate/UCA.aspx).
    • Official transcripts in English. Academic credentials that are considered official are those that are sent directly to Monmouth University from the high school/secondary school, from the evaluation/translation service that has evaluated the transcripts, or from the department/ministry of education in the country in which the student has studied. Transcripts that are not in English must be translated and evaluated by a reputable credential evaluation service, including members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES)  
    • Transcripts that are in English may need to be evaluated into a US equivalent GPA. Students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission to discuss their specific transcript requirements. Photocopied documents are not accepted as official.
    • English proficiency requirements or SAT: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
    • Monmouth requires a minimum of a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, and 79 on the Internet-based. The minimum score considered for the IELTS is 6. The minimum for the CAE is B2. The minimum for the MELAB is 77.
    • Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University's regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master's level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.
    • International applicants from English-speaking countries must take the SAT and meet regular standards for admission. A list of English speaking countries is available online.

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    Admission Requirements for Transfer Applicants

    • A completed application for undergraduate admission and $50 application fee (http://www.monmouth.edu/admission/undergraduate/UCA.aspx).
    • Official college transcripts for all college-level work, regardless of whether the credit will be transferrable, must be sent directly from the institution at which the credit was completed. Transcripts that are not in English must be translated and evaluated by a reputable credential evaluation service including members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and then sent directly from the agency to Monmouth University. A course-by-course evaluation is required for all non-English transcripts. Course descriptions in English of all completed coursework are also required, if not included in the course-by-course evaluation. Transcripts are considered official when sent directly to Monmouth University from the college/university at which the courses were taken and certified by the institution's registrar office or when sent directly from the evaluation agency along with the translation and evaluation. Photocopied documents are not accepted as official.
    • English proficiency: Applicants whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency. This can be demonstrated via the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).
    • Monmouth requires a minimum of a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, and 79 on the Internet-based. The minimum score considered for the IELTS is 6. The minimum for the CAE is B2. The minimum for the MELAB is 77.
    • If you have attended an English-speaking university and completed 100-level English coursework with a C grade or better, this will also satisfy the English proficiency requirement.
    • Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University's regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master's level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.

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    Admission Requirements for Graduate Applicants

    • A completed application for graduate admission and $50 application fee (http://www.monmouth.edu/university/apply-now.aspx).
    • A complete set of official or attested documents (including all transcripts, marksheets, and degree certificates) received in unopened envelopes from the student's undergraduate school or an official evaluation of the student's education done by a reputable agency received from that organization in an unopened envelope. If the official documents are in language other than English, they must be accompanied by a reputable translation. 
    • Graduate admission requirements vary by program. Please check the full application instructions for specific academic program requirements. (GradApplicationInstructions.pdf)
    • English proficiency must also be demonstrated. Monmouth requires a minimum of a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based, and 79 on the Internet-based. The minimum score considered for the IELTS is 6. The minimum for the CAE is B2. The minimum for the MELAB is 77.
    • Monmouth University will also accept international students who meet the University's regular standards for admission and who have successfully completed the ELS Language Services program at the master's level of English proficiency, which is completion of Level 112, in lieu of the TOEFL or other English proficiency exam. Conditional acceptance may be issued by Monmouth University to those students who elect to prove English proficiency by enrolling in and completing ELS Level 112.

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