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Congratulations on taking the first step to realizing your career goals! You’ve made an excellent choice in selecting Stratford University as your entry into higher education. To make sure that you’re able to enroll in our next academic period, please review the following requirements and criteria outlined below. Representatives in our Admissions Department are standing by to help you determine if you fit these prerequisites and will schedule an appointment with the Dean of your desired program to assess your candidacy, if necessary. The following sections will provide you with in-depth information about our Undergraduate and Graduate Admissions Requirements.

To be admitted to an undergraduate degree program, you must first meet the following enrollment requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED – You will need to submit a copy of your high school diploma or GED. Official Transcripts can also be submitted as proof of graduation or GED completion.
  • English Language Proficiency – You can take either the TOEFL or IELTS language test. The cut-off score for TOEFL is 79 (IBT) or 213 (CBT). The cut-off for IELTS is a 6.5-band. This requirement is waived if your native language is English or if you have obtained a degree from an English-speaking country.
  • If you do not meet the language proficiency requirements, you will be required to attend an ESL program prior to starting your academic courses. If you graduate from the Stratford ESL Program, your TOEFL or IELTS requirements will be waived.

To be admitted to a graduate degree program, you must first meet the following enrollment requirements:

  • Four-Year Bachelor's Degree If you apply with a three-year Bachelors degree, you may be required to complete an equivalent of the fourth undergraduate year prior to starting graduate courses.   If you decide to transfer the courses from your three-year degree to Stratford and complete the top-up program (typically 8 to 12 courses), you will receive a four-year Bachelors degree from Stratford University and will qualify for immediate entry into its graduate program.
  • Undergraduate Degree Related to Your Graduate Program €“ If your undergraduate degree is not supportive of your graduate program, you may be required to complete the necessary undergraduate bridge courses (typically between 4 to 8 courses).   If you can demonstrate employment experience which has allowed you to accumulate the required foundational skills, the bridge course requirement may be either reduced or waived altogether.
  • GRE or GMAT Evaluation of Academic Potential You must complete the GRE for a technical Masters degree or a GMAT for a business Masters degree.   Stratford has not established any pre-defined GRE or GMAT cut-off scores.   Your application is reviewed as a whole to determine your potential for academic success (including transcripts, test scores, work experience, and life achievements).
    • GRE or GMAT test scores may be waived if you are transferring from a graduate program at another U.S. institution, have prior work experience in your prospective field of study, or have received a degree from an accredited U.S. institution.  Other waivers way be approved by the Dean or their designated representative.
  • English Language Proficiency You can take either the TOEFL or IELTS language test.   The cut-off score for TOEFL is 79 (IBT) or 213 (CBT).   The cut-off for IELTS is a 6.5-band.   This requirement is waived if your native language is English or if you have obtained a degree from an English-speaking country.
  • If you do not meet the language proficiency requirements, you will be required to attend an ESL program prior to starting your academic courses.   If you graduate from the Stratford ESL Program, your TOEFL or IELTS requirements will be waived.

When Enrolling for Undergraduate Classes Prior to High School Graduation

You may take undergraduate courses prior to completion of your high school program if you have received permission from your advisor and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Final acceptance into the degree program will only be granted when you successfully complete you high school program or GED.

 

Admissions Procedure

 

It's never too late to apply! Stratford offers five enrollment starts each calendar year!

With a busy schedule sometimes life can get in the way.  That's why we at Stratford strive to make our application process as quick and easy as possible. To make sure you have a smooth enrollment process, we encourage you to use the following checklist.

Enrollment Checklist 

Make sure to complete and submit the following enrollment documents.  These documents will help you choose the right academic program and will help us assess your eligibility for financial aid. 

  • Application for Admission
  • Official Academic transcripts
  • Proof of language proficiency (if required)
  • GRE or GMAT test scores (if required)
  • Proof of financial support (international students only)
  • Copy of passport (international students only)
  • Application fee (USD $50)

Payment Process 

You can complete the admissions application and pay the application fee online. Payments can be made directly at the Admissions Office with cash, check, money order, credit card or debit card.  Click here for the addresses of the admissions offices on each Stratford University campus.

Acceptance by Stratford  

The Acceptance Committee will review your application. If you meet admission requirements, you will be accepted into your desired program!

Our goal is to give you every opportunity to become a successful Stratford student.  If the committee has additional questions about your application or entrance exams, you may be invited for a personal interview with the program Dean or may be required to complete an additional assessment. 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Stratford University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap. The school complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, related executive orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and all civil rights laws of Virginia.

 

 

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