INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

At present, Wright Graduate University cannot accept nonimmigrant international students. Please visit this page periodically to learn about any changes to this status.

This page contains information for U.S. resident applicants whose previous degrees were received outside the U.S and for prospective students whose native language is not English.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general admissions requirements listed for each program:

  1. Applicants whose previous degrees were received outside the U.S. or whose transcripts are not in English must provide documentation of their degrees’ equivalency to U.S. degrees. See “Degree Equivalency Evaluation.” 
  2. Applicants must whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate graduate-level proficiency in English through one of methods listed under “English Language Proficiency”

Degree Equivalency Evaluation

Previous degree transcripts not in English or awarded by an institution outside the U.S. must be evaluated for equivalency to U.S. credentials.

Transcripts must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English, or evaluated by a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. In this case, the evaluator must have expertise in the educational practices of the country of origin and include an English translation of the review.

Wright Graduate University recommends that applicants requiring a degree equivalency evaluation submit a degree transcript the International Education Research Foundation (IERF) in order to establish the degree’s equivalency to a U.S. bachelor’s degree.

  • Go to the IERF’s website
  • Start a standard application for a Detail Report*
  • Send to Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential

*General Reports do not provide sufficient evaluation and are not accepted by Wright Graduate University

English Language Competency

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of the following for admission:

1. TOEFL or Equivalent Assessments

Master’s and Certificate Programs: A minimum total score of 60 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 71 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 100 on the Duolingo English Test; or 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).

Doctoral Programs: A minimum score of 65 on the paper-delivered Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT); 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS); 58 on the  Pearson Test of English Academic Score Report; 105 on the Duolingo English Test; or 55 on the 4-skill Michigan English Test (MET), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECCE), or 650/LP on the Michigan Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE).

TOEFL test takers should use DI code 3532 to have their scores submitted to Wright Graduate University.

2. College Board Assessments

A minimum score on the College Board Accuplacer ESL Exam Series as follows:

ESL Language Use: Score of 85

ESL Listening: Score of 80

ESL Reading: Score of 85

ESL Sentence Meaning: Score of 90

ESL Writeplacer: Score of 4

Comprehensive Score for all exams of 350

3. Eiken Exam

A minimum grade of Pre-1 on the Eiken English Proficiency Exam;

4. ESOL Exam/CEFR Standards

A minimum B-2 English proficiency level identified within the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) standards and assessed through various ESOL examinations, including the University of Cambridge.

5. Transcript with English as the language of instruction

A transcript indicating completion of at least 30 semester credit hours with an average grade of “C” or higher at an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or accepted foreign equivalent that is listed in the International Handbook of Universities where the language of instruction was English. A “B” or higher is required for master’s degree, first professional degree, or professional doctoral degree.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about the admission process, please contact the Office of Admissions at info@wrightgrad.edu or (312)-645-8333.