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International Graduate Student

International Students who have completed their Bachelor's (Undergraduate) degree program from a regionally accredited (recognized) institution may apply to a graduate program. International Students with Bachelor's and Master’s degrees may also apply to our graduate program as long as they meet the admissions requirements for the program.

Program Specific Admissions Requirement

Students are recommended to check the Graduate catalog for the most updated program-specific admissions requirements.

General Admissions Requirement

  • The application form and application fee of $35.00.
  • Official transcripts, degree certificate, and/or completion certificate for Bachelor's degree program. Minimum GPA varies depending on the program and test score.
  • Detailed course description and/or syllabus for each course/subject completed in Bachelor's degree program when requested by the concerned graduate department.
  • Copy of your passport.
  • GRE/GMAT/MAT as required by the program. 
  • If you are a transfer from another U.S. institution, contact your International Student Advisor and submit a Transfer Clearance Form.
  • Proof of English proficiency score.

A copy of the financial document (financial statement and letter) stating a balance of at least $30,500 is required for issuance of the I-20. 

*For pre-approval purposes, unofficial, scanned copies of transcripts may be accepted on a temporary basis. JSU will only accept scanned copies of applicants' transcripts from international recruiting agents and partners who are acting as official representatives of JSU. JSU will not accept scanned copies of transcripts directly from applicants. Official representatives of JSU may scan applicants' transcripts and email them as attachments to files are required). Applicants must submit their official transcripts during International Student Orientation Week, facilitated by the Office of International House and Programs. Students will be given 30 days from their arrival in the U.S. to submit all required documents. If they fail to submit the documents, further registration will not be permitted, the students' immigration records will be terminated for non-enrollment, and they will be reported to the Department of Homeland Security.
JSU reserves the right to request all official documents at any point in the admissions process.

The student will be required to email a copy of the financial document (financial statement and letter) showing a balance of at least $30,500 for issuance of the I-20. 

International students must meet the graduate admissions requirements for transients as listed in the Graduate Catalog. Additionally, International transient students must submit

  • a copy of your passport
  • your visa page 
  • a letter issued by the Designated School Official (DSO) at your current institution verifying your immigration status and stating that the immigration record is to be maintained by that institution.