INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ADMISSIONS
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OFFICE
The International Student Office (ISO) provides help and support to the international student body before, during, and after the completion of their academic programs at Stratford University. The International Student Office performs the following tasks:
Follow these steps to successfully start your journey with Stratford University.
NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORMS & LINKS
After you have selected Stratford University and have determined that you meet the entrance requirements, enrollment is a simple process.
Stratford has not established pre-defined GRE or GMAT cut-off scores. The application package is reviewed as a whole (transcripts, test scores, work experience, life achievements) to determine your potential for academic success. Undergraduate students are not required to submit standardized academic test scores. Proof of financial support requires that you have sufficient funds to pay your first academic year’s expenses.
You must demonstrate language proficiency by taking either a TOEFL or IELTS language test. The cut-off score for TOEFL is 79 (IBT) or 213 (CBT). The cut-off for IELTS is 6.5-band. This requirement is waived if your native language is English or if you have obtained a degree in an English-speaking country.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
After review of your academic and financial documents, Stratford will issue a letter of acceptance and Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20). Expect to receive your I-20 in three to four weeks. Make certain to apply early so you have time to secure your Student Visa.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT OFFICE FORMS
The International Student Office has established procedures to help all international student remain in compliance with US immigration laws and regulations. The forms on this page are an important part of that process.
ISO REQUEST, CHANGE, AND AUTHORIZATION FORMS
Please make certain to complete these forms in a timely manner in accordance with guidelines provided by the ISO.
TUITION AND EXPENSES
USEFUL ISO WEBSITES
STRATFORD GRADUATES INNOVATE BY THINKING CRITICALLY FROM MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES.
International students must comply with a wide range of regulations. Visa and immigration regulations are managed by the Department of State and the US Immigration and Citizenship Service. Employment and taxation are managed by the Social Security Administration and the Internal Revenue Service. Links to these four agencies is provided below. The first link is used to locate a US Consulate closest to your home for student Visa application submission.
IMMIGRATION AND VISA
EMPLOYMENT AND TAXATION
EXCEPTIONAL PROGRAMS MEETING THE NEEDS OF EMPLOYERS IN HIGH-DEMAND FIELDS.
Employment opportunities are available for international students both on- and off-campus. On-campus employment is available through a limited number of Stratford University part-time positions. Off-campus employment is available through two programs: Curricular Practical Training (available prior to degree completion) and Optional Practical Training (available after degree completion).
The Career and Student Services Office helps students locate employment and internships.
HERE TO HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!
We’ll help you transition into and succeed at your chosen academic program. Our admissions representatives are dedicated to you, assisting with:
EARN YOUR DEGREE ON YOUR OWN TERMS
Stratford University offers flexible class schedules that take into account your already busy calendar. We have campuses in convenient, easy-to-access locations throughout Virginia and Maryland. And we offer a broad selection of online courses. We encourage you to customize your education at Stratford to your lifestyle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stratford University charges on a per credit basis.
The tuition cost per credit is given on the table below. Textbooks, other than those used in General Education courses, are complimentary to registered students.
The non-refundable application fee is $50. Some classes may have supply and laboratory fees that are not included in the tuition. Other fees include withdrawal fee, graduation fee, and activity fee. Please view the University Catalog for details and specific amounts.
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