If you are prepared to seek new possibilities at ACU, please ensure that you submit your application materials at least six months ahead of your desired start date. We should also receive your official test scores and transcripts no later than 60 days before your studies begin. Your program may have specific stipulations, and we’ve assembled a list of requirements to keep in mind.
In this critical step, please ensure that you respond to all questions and match the name on your application to the name on your transcripts (and, where possible, your passport). Please also include your current email address so we can keep you up-to-date on the progress of your application.
With a few departmental exceptions and additions, all graduate students at ACU must have obtained at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited US college or university or comparable international university.
Though some departments may provide stricter guidelines, the general minimum cumulative GPA for ACU graduate programs is 3.0 on a 4-point scale from an undergraduate or graduate program.
English language proficiency
You may demonstrate English language proficiency through:
- An official test score sent to ACU by the testing entity (ACU test code: 6001). ACU accepts the following English language proficiency tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language System (IELTS), EIKEN, Pearson Test of English (PTE-Academic) and CAE.
- A bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited US institution.
- A bachelor’s degree or higher from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.
Please review the required financial documents for international students. To obtain an international student visa from the US Government, you must submit a bank statement to ACU that is no more than six months old on the date you start your program. This statement should demonstrate sufficient funds for the estimated cost of one year (nine months) of study at ACU, along with a letter or affidavit of support from the bank account owner verifying that the funds will be used to support your education.
Please send a copy of your passport with your application materials; the information on your passport will be used to prepare your I-20 immigration document, which you will use along with your certificate of admission to apply for a student visa from your country’s US consulate or embassy.