American Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Schiller International University receives applications from almost every country in the world, representing a great variety of educational systems. For entrance to the university applicants must have completed the secondary level of education, generally 12 years.

Applications are handled individually. An applicant’s race, religion, national origin, sex or country of citizenship are not taken into consideration in determining admission to the university program.

The minimum age for applicants to degree programs is 18 years. If admission of an applicant under the age of 18 is denied by the university, an appeal can be filed by a parent or legal guardian of the applicant. The appeal will then be reviewed by the Campus Academic Committee and a decision made in the best interest of both the university and the applicant. If the denial of admission is overturned, the university requires a student’s parent or legal guardian to honor all obligations under any contracts with the university that the student enters into prior to their 18th birthday. The parent or legal guardian consents to honor all student obligations by signing the appropriate form as required by the university.

Evidence of English Proficiency

Schiller International University has an Evidence of English fluency requirement. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction. This requirement can be satisfied by providing official documentation of scores achieved for one of the following English language proficiency examinations. Students must have their official scores sent directly to the Admissions Office of SIU. Tests must be less than two years old from date of enrollment.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum scoring of 80 for undergraduate program (IBT – Internet version). SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication): Minimum scoring of 650 for undergraduate program.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum scoring of 6.0 for undergraduate program.
  • CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher is required – Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) is preferred.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a Bachelor degree or its equivalent. Students with undergraduate degrees in another field may be required to complete preparatory courses. For entry into the MIM program, the applicant may hold a Bachelor degree in any field.  Applicants must have maintained a good academic record in their undergraduate studies.

Evidence of English Proficiency

Schiller International University has an Evidence of English fluency requirement. This requirement may be waived for students who have graduated from a secondary school where English is the language of instruction. This requirement can be satisfied by providing official documentation of scores achieved for one of the following English language proficiency examinations. Students must have their official scores sent directly to the Admissions Office of SIU. Tests must be less than two years old from date of enrollment.

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Minimum scoring of 89 for graduate program (IBT – Internet version). SIU’s TOEFL number is 0835.
  • TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication): Minimum scoring of 700 for graduate program.
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Minimum scoring of 6.5 for graduate program.
  • CAMBRIDGE FCE (First Certificate in English): Grade of “B” (B2 level) or higher is required – Cambridge Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) is preferred.

Technology Requirements

All graduate students are strongly encouraged to have a laptop computer. The laptop must be Pentium-based with a 28.8 speed modem, the usual office software (Suggested: Windows XP or higher) and WIFI capability. Schiller International University will make laptops available for a fee if a student does not already own one.  Please refer to the Technology Requirements page for more information.

Online Admissions Requirements

For Online admissions requirements at the undergraduate and graduate degree-level, please refer to above sections entitled Undergraduate Admissions Requirements and Graduate Admissions Requirements.

 

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