International Admissions

Academic Admissions Process

There are four steps to the application for graduate studies at Rowan. To complete the application process you must do the following:

Step 1
Submit a completed online application along with the admission requirements for your program of interest here: admissions.rowanu.com. Make sure to check International Admission Start Dates & Application Deadlines.

Step 2
A course-by-course credential review from an accredited agency, which evidences all post-secondary studies completed, must be sent directly to our office. We only accept credential reviews from World Education Services (WES), Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), or Josef Silny. Please consult the agency’s website for requirements to complete the evaluation. An official evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to the Division of Global Learning & Partnerships at Rowan University.

World Education Service (WES)
www.wes.org
+1-212-966-6311
info@wes.org
P.O. Box 745 Old Chelsea Station
New York, New York USA 10113-0745

Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)
www.ece.org
+1-414-289-3400
eval@ece.org
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA 53203-3470

Josef Silny & Associates
www.jsilny.com
+1-305-273-1616
info@jsilny.org
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami, Florida USA 33173

Step 3
English Language Proficiency Requirements: International applicants are required to submit official copies of successful scores from one of the two tests listed below.

(This requirement is waived for any applicant whose first language is English, any applicant who has been studying or working in the U.S. for two or more years, or whose undergraduate institution uses English as the language of instruction. Other ESL programs do not qualify):

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum required scores are:

  • Paper Test: 550 or higher
  • Internet Test: 79 or higher
  • Computerized Test: 213 or higher

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

  • Minimum required score is 6.0

Conditional Admission Students who meet all academic requirements for admission into a degree program after submitting a complete application, EXCEPT the language requirement, may be accepted into the Conditional Admission Program. For more information, go to: www.rowan.edu/home/english-language-programs

Step 4
I-20 Application Review is conducted by the International Center. In order to obtain a visa, you must be issued an I-20. All F-1 applicants must complete an I-20 application. We encourage you to begin the I-20 application immediately after submitting the university application. Upon academic acceptance, your I-20 application will be processed.

Please send I-20 application materials by mail or email to the International Center: Rowan University, International Center 201 Mullica Hill Road Robinson, 119 Glassboro, NJ USA 08028
RowanIC@rowan.edu

For questions regarding your visa, OPT, or CPT, please contact the International Center at RowanIC@rowan.edu or +1-856-256-4292

All Admission Application materials must be sent to Global Admissions
You may upload any items including objectives, forms, and resumes via the Admission Requirement upload form. Please visit this page to access the upload form and for additional information.

Please mail all sealed official transcripts to:

Rowan University
Division of Global Learning & Partnerships
225 Rowan Boulevard Suite 200
Glassboro NJ USA 08028

Letters of recommendation must come directly from the writers. They must submit the letter of recommendation form or in addition to the form, write a letter on letterhead that is signed by them and sent in a sealed envelope. They can email them directly to plumer@rowan.edu as long as they are on letterhead, signed, and emailed directly from a professional email address.

The official course-by-course evaluation must be sent from the agency directly to the Division of Global Learning & Partnerships. Official TOEFL or IELTS scores must be sent directly to us from ETS or the Cambridge English Language Assessment to the Division of Global Learning & Partnerships.

Once your application is received and entered into the system, you will receive an email informing you which item(s) are still missing from your file.


Graduate Forms & Academic Programs Requirements:

Admission to Rowan University is competitive. Admission Committees use different criteria, according to the requirements of the profession and the number of applicants applying to the program. Each of the components of the application packet is carefully reviewed and taken into consideration for each candidate. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or disabling condition. University policies are consistent with federal and state laws pertaining to equal opportunity in admissions and education policies and in scholarships, loans, athletics and other school-administered programs. We welcome applications from qualified international students.

Rowan Global Application Forms are available to view and download at here. (The same PDF of any form is appropriate for both U.S. citizens and international applicants.)

When selecting a program and in preparing and submitting your application for admission please make note of the following:

  • Rowan University does not return any application or financial documentation materials after submission, so we strongly recommend you keep copies of all items you submit.
  • If you feel a particular international student admission requirement should not apply to you please contact global@rowan.edu to discuss the situation before applying.
  • Non-U.S. citizens requiring the F1 visa who are interested in non-traditional-format programs (online, hybrid, off-site, accelerated, Saturday-only, or some combination of these) should be aware of two issues:
    • Many non-traditional programs are part-time only and, therefore, would not be available to non-U.S. citizens requiring the F1 visa since they must be enrolled in full-time programs.
    • Many non-traditional programs are fully online or predominantly online. Per federal law, non-U.S. citizens requiring the F-1 visa may only enroll in 3 online credits per term and must be enrolled as a full-time student every term of study. (Those not requiring the F-1 visa may enroll in 100% online programs.)

All applicants must check the program-specific Admission Requirements for particular program of interest (visit a program page for admission requirements).


International Student Orientation

All non-U.S. citizens requiring the F-1 visa will be required to participate in a mandatory International Student Orientation Program at the start of their first semester. Please visit the page of Newly Accepted Students for more information.


Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships

For more information, go to: www.rowanu.com/graduate/assistantships