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International Year & Pre-Master's at Roosevelt University
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SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

To ensure you meet all Roosevelt University entry requirements, you must submit supporting documents as evidence when you apply. You will not be considered for admission until we receive all supporting documents.

List of supporting evidence

International Study Center entry requirements

Acceptance into International Year or the Pre-Master's Program is based on the academic entry requirements for entry to Roosevelt University.


Since the ISC programs will improve your language proficiency to satisfy the University's English level admission requirements, students are accepted with lower English levels than those required for direct entry to a University degree.

English language level

The International Study Center accepts TOEFL, IELTS or Password English test scores for admission purposes. If you have neither TOEFL nor IELTS scores, you must take the free Password English test. Contact us to arrange to take the Password test.

  IELTS TOEFL PASSWORD 
UNDERGRADUATE
Direct Admission Undergraduate degree programs  6.5 (min, 6.5 in writing. 6.0 all other bands) 80 (18 writing, all other sub-scores: min 17)  Not accepted 
ISC: International Year 1 (Y1) IYI: 2 semester 6.0 overall 70 Knowledge: 6.0/Writing: 5.5
IY1: 3 semester  5.5 (min 5.5 all bands) 60 Knowledge: 6.0/Writing: 5.5
  IY1: 4 semester (EAP + IY1 3 semester) 4.5 (min 4.5 all bands) 45  Knowledge: 4.5/Writing: 4.5
Progression requirements GPA 2.0 or higher (overall GPA and credit course GPA), pass and exit interview advising session, take an exit Password test (no minimum score), and maintain an aggregate attendance of 80% or more in all classes.
Transfer credit Students
 Minimum age to live on campus 17
US GPA 2.5 (4.0 scale)

  IELTS TOEFL PASSWORD 
GRADUATE
Direct Admission Graduate degree programs

6.5 (min, 6.5 in writing) MBA/MSHRM: department approval required for any band below 6.0 (except for writing, which must be 6.5+), MSIMC: Min writing 6.5

80 (17 writing); MBA/MSHRM: department approval required for any sub-scores below 17 (except for writing, which must me 17+); MSIMC: Min writing 22 Not accepted
 ISC: Pre-Masters Program (PMP) PMP: 1 semester  6.0 overall 70 Knowledge: 6.0 / Writing: 5.5
PMP: 2 semesters 5.5 (min 5.5 all bands) 60 Knowledge: 5.5  / Writing: 5.5
Progression requirements (PMP Complete the highest level of English language classes with GPA of 3.0 (overall GPA and credit course GPA), complete exit interview advising session, take an exit Password test (no minimum score), and maintain aggregate attendance of 80% or more in all classes.
US GPA 2.75 (4.0 scale)
TOEFL/IETS waiver  ISC (IY1 and PMP): All applicants who have completed at least two years of full time study in an English speaking country or in an international school where the language of instruction (i.e. teaching, assessment and examination) is English will have the English test waived for application purposes.  DIRECT ADMISSION: The English proficiency score might be waived if a student completed an entire school program in the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand or Australia.

The length of your ISC program depends on your English level as determined by English tests on arrival at Roosevelt University. Program duration for each student is confirmed after a TOEFL test, Roosevelt writing test, and ISC speaking interview.


Graduate admission tests

GRE and GMAT preparation is NOT part of the Pre-Master's Program. Applicants do not need to take the GMAT or GRE with one exception:

  • MBA applicants with a cumulative GPA below a 3.0.

See more detail about supporting documents required for master's degree applications.

Don't speak English well?

Don't worry! We are experienced in communicating with non-native English speakers, and we will do our best to understand you.

To make it as easy as possible for you, our Advisors speak several languages, and understand more:

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Mandarin¬†
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

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FAQ: Do I need IELTS or TOEFL to apply?

No official IELTS or TOEFL score is required for international student pathways. You can complete the free Password English Language test instead. Ask to take the English test.

FAQ: WHAT DO MY GRADES MEAN IN THE USA?

Undergraduate applicants should check the secondary education equivalents list on this page.

If your country is not listed, World Education Services (WES) offers free grade conversion guides for more than 120 countries, so you can compare your grades to the US Grade Point Average (GPA) scale.

Free grade conversion