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Admission Requirements

  • Graduate Students

    Graduate Program Admission Requirements

    1. Completed application for master's admissions.
    2. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
    3. Official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, they will need to be evaluated by WES.
    4. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    5. Personal statement.

    Some programs require additional information. Additional requirements can be found on the individual graduate program pages.

    Transcripts are only considered official if they arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the institution. If a student receives the transcripts, they must keep the envelope sealed and deliver them directly to the admissions office.

    Transfer of Graduate Credit Policy

    Students desiring to transfer from another college and be admitted to a graduate degree program at Stevenson University must submit official transcripts of all previous college records. College-level coursework completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES). An official WES transcript is required. Stevenson University will accept a maximum of six graduate transfer credits from a regionally accredited four-year institution. A matriculated student must complete the last 30 credits of their degree at Stevenson University.

    The courses and credits completed with a grade of "B" or better at other regionally accredited institutions are generally transferable to Stevenson. Transfer credit is awarded at the discretion and final approval of the appropriate Program Coordinator/Associate Dean. All transferable courses must be comparable to courses offered at this University. Courses that do not transfer include developmental/remedial, personal development, orientation courses and credit given for portfolio work. Regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted, students must still complete the academic program requirements as shown in the Stevenson University Catalog and on the student's degree audit. Shortly following acceptance, evaluated transfer credit may be viewed through WebXpress.

    Transfer applicants should have left the sending institution in good standing. Grades and grade point averages earned at another institution do not transfer. The transferred credits apply toward graduation, but the grade points are not used in calculating the academic average required for graduation. Students seeking information on the transferability of credits may contact the Stevenson University Online Academic Evaluator or an Enrollment Counselor.

    Transfer of Graduate Credit Process

    • Following admission to a graduate program, the student will need to complete the Graduate Credit Transfer Evaluation form and must provide a course syllabus and/or course description for each course.
    • Admitted students who have submitted official transcripts from all previous institutions, will have their transfer credit evaluation completed within 7-10 business days following acceptance. Transfer credit is awarded at the discretion and final approval of the appropriate Program Coordinator/Associate Dean.
    • Students will be notified that the evaluation is completed by the Stevenson University Online Admissions Office via email, and will receive a copy of the evaluation upon meeting with their Student Success Coach.
    • An appointment will be set up with the Student Success Coach, who will review the degree audit and transcript evaluation.
  • Online Undergraduate Students

    Online Undergraduate Program Admission Requirements

    1. Completed application for bachelor's admissions.
    2. Official college transcripts from all previous academic work. If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States they will need to be evaluated by WES.
    3. At least 15 transferable credits.
    4. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work.
    5. At least two years of professional work experience.
    6. Personal statement.

    Some programs require additional information. Additional requirements can be found on the individual online undergraduate program pages.

    Transcripts are only considered official if they arrive in a sealed envelope directly from the institution. If a student receives the transcripts, they must keep the envelope sealed and deliver them directly to the admissions office.

    Transfer of Undergraduate Credit Policy

    A student desiring transfer from another college and admittance to a degree program at Stevenson University must submit official transcripts of all previous college records. The courses and credits completed with a grade of "C" or better at regionally-accredited institutions are transferable to Stevenson.

    Stevenson University will accept a maximum of 70 credits from 2-year institutions. No more than 90 credits can be applied to degree requirements from a combination of 2-year institutions, 4-year institutions and non-direct classroom instruction (including CLEP, AP, and other nationally recognized standardized examination scores). A matriculated student must complete the last 30 credits of their degree at Stevenson University. The transferability of credits from an institution that is not accredited by a regional accreditation agency may be considered if the student provides documentation that demonstrates equivalency regarding course information, equivalencies, and learning outcomes. All transferable courses must be comparable to courses offered at SU. Classes that do not transfer include developmental/remedial, personal development, and orientation courses. Regardless of the number of transfer credits accepted, students must still complete the academic program requirements as shown in the Catalog.

    For information about transferring credits from a non-United States academic institution, please refer to the International Students page.

    Transfer of Undergraduate Credit Process

    • Admitted students who have earned college credit in the United States and submitted official transcripts from all previous institutions, will have their transfer credit evaluation completed within 7-10 business days following acceptance.
    • Students will be notified that the evaluation is completed by the Stevenson University Online Admissions Office via email, and will receive a copy of the evaluation upon meeting with their Student Success Coach.
    • If a student has credit from overseas institutions and has submitted WES documentation of this coursework, this process is dependent on the receipt of the WES evaluation by the Academic Evaluator.
    • Please note that a student’s evaluation is preliminary and ongoing. It is the applicant’s/student’s responsibility to submit additional official transcripts as external coursework is completed.
    • An appointment will be set up with the Student Success Coach, who will review the degree audit and transcript evaluation.
  • International Students

    International Student Admission Requirements

    Students seeking an F-1 Visa are not eligible for admission to GPS adult undergraduate and graduate programs.

    International students must submit the following:

    1. Application for Admission
    2. Proof of English Proficiency
      International students must demonstrate a satisfactory level of English proficiency. Students must submit an official TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score. The following TOEFL scores are required for admission: 213 or higher (Computer-based); 80 or higher (Internet-based); or 550 or higher (Paper-based). Students who have taken the Internet-based TOEFL test should have no individual section score lower than 20. Students who have taken the IELTS should have a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score lower than 6.0.
    3. Transcripts and Certificates of Previous Academic Work
      International students who have attended or who are currently attending a U.S. post-secondary institution must submit official transcripts from all institutions. Students who have completed post-secondary coursework outside of the U.S. must submit these records for evaluation directly to World Education Services.
    4. Required Documents
      A legible and high quality copy of an unexpired passport identification page is required of all international students. An international student currently attending another post-secondary institution in the United States must also submit a copy of his or her current Departure Record (I-94), and U.S. visa.
  • Readmission Students

    Readmission Students

    If you were enrolled as a degree-seeking student in good academic standing at the end of your last semester and you have been absent for more than two consecutive semesters, you need to apply for readmission. The following materials must be submitted to the Stevenson University Online Admissions Office:

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