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Admissions Requirements

Admission to Niagara University is on a rolling basis. It is recommended that you apply sooner rather than later to allow adequate time for processing and immigration paperwork to be completed.

Note:

  • Please visit the Niagara University Application page for links to various online application forms.
  • Please note there is no application fee for undergraduate international students and a $30 US application fee for graduate international students.
  • After you complete and submit the application, it will take about 2 or 3 weeks for Admissions to review your application and announce the result.

Academic Requirements

A. Undergraduate

If you have successfully completed your high school degree (12 years of primary and secondary education) or equivalent, you are considered an undergraduate applicant at NU.

Application requirements:

1. Official transcripts of academic work and completion certificates from high school and university attended (if any).

  • If transcripts are not in English, all transcripts must be sent to Niagara University via World Education Services, or WES. Transfer students need the 'Course by Course Report' evaluation by WES. Traditional freshman just need the WES standard document evaluation. 

2. Non-native English speakers must verify their proficiency in English by submitting:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper exam) is required for admission.
  • Or: Students may take the TOEFL PBT (at least 550 score) until it is discontinued in their area and submit the scores for two years after the test date.
  • Or: Niagara University will also accept Internet-based TOEFL (at least 79-80 score) or the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS  (at least 6.0 band).
  • Or: The University will waive this requirement for applicants working with an accredited language program affiliated with Niagara University. Embassy English is our affiliated program.
  • If you attend high school where courses are taught in English, an SAT may be submitted in place of the TOEFL or IELTS.

3. Students can easily apply via either Common App or NU application page 


4. All students should be prepared to provide financial documentation for immigration purposes. See how to apply for student status by US government here

Once meeting all admission requirements, before class begins, students will need to:

  • Provide a writing sample and a conversation evaluation.
  • Take additional English language courses are required unless students satisfy the criteria of the written and spoken evaluation.

 

B. Graduate

If you have successfully completed a degree equivalent to the baccalaureate degree in the United States, you are considered a graduate applicant at NU. Details about graduate programs offered at NU can be accessed here.

Application requirements:

1. All official transcripts of academic work and completion certificates from university attended.

  • If transcripts are not in English, all transcripts must be sent to Niagara University via World Education Services, or WES. The 'Course by Course Report' evaluation is needed at a minimum.

2. Non-native English speakers must verify their proficiency in English by submitting:

  • A TOEFL score of at least 550 (paper exam) is required for admission.
  • Or: Students may take the TOEFL PBT (at least 550 score) until it is discontinued in their area and submit the scores for two years after the test date.
  • Or: Niagara University will also accept Internet-based TOEFL (at least 79-80 score) or the International English Language Testing System, or IELTS  (at least 6.0 band).
  • Or: The University will waive this requirement for applicants working with an accredited language program affiliated with Niagara University. Embassy English is our affiliated program.

3. To complete application, in addition to basic requirements above, applicants will need to fulfill other requirements by specific program. Each program has their own graduate testing requirement which can be accessed here. Please check this link to make sure not to miss any item in application checklist. 

4. Start your online application here

5. All students should be prepared to provide financial documentation for immigration purposes. See how to apply for student status by U.S. government here