Graduate Admission Requirements
It is recommended that you have application and all supplemental documents required submitted by June for the fall semester and November for spring semester.
Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received.
Prospective students must meet both the CU admission policies and USCIS immigration regulations before an I-20 can be issued. All documents submitted during your application and subsequent enrollment become the property of Cameron University and cannot be returned.
Once you have been accepted as a student at CU, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance and you will be asked where and how you would like your I-20 sent. There is no fee to ship via regular mail, but delays could exist. If you would like it sent by courier, we will only accept arrangements made through eShip Global. This must be paid and arranged by the student.
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPULSORY FOR ADMISSION:
- International students must be at least seventeen (17) years old to attend Cameron University
- The Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Behavioral Sciences - General Psychology and Organizational Leadership are the only 3 master programs available for F-1 international students.
Cameron University uses an application process that allows you to complete most of your application online. Because you will establish a login and password as you begin the online application process, you will be able to complete the application. This will allow you to save your information and return at a later time.
When you are ready to begin your own online application, you may select the link below.
Applicants may pay the nonrefundable $20 US dollar application fee online by debit or credit card. Student may also pay by check or money order that identifies the applicants name. This may be sent by post to the address below.
2800 West Gore Boulevard, North Shepler, Room 220
Lawton, OK 73505 USA
International students must supply a copy of the biographical page of their current, valid passport showing your complete name, country of citizenship, passport number, and passport expiration date. Passport must be valid at least six months beyond the start date of their program.
All students enrolled in Cameron University are required to be proficient in the English language. For international students not from the following locations, either the TOEFL®, PTE Academic, IELTS, or Duolingo exam must be taken to demonstrate one’s effectiveness with the English language. These tests may be waived, as listed below the table. Individuals that will need to take the TOEFL exam should consult the TOEFL® website to learn more about locations, times and costs associated with the exam.
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Belize (British Honduras)
- British Virgin Islands
- Canada (except Quebec)
- Channel Islands
- Falkland Islands
- Guam (U.S. citizens)
- New Zealand
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- St. Vincent & the Grenadines
- South Africa
- Trinidad & Tobago
- Turks & Caicos Islands
- United Kingdom (England, North Ireland, Scotland, Wales)
- U.S. Virgin Islands
- Paper-based test (PBT): 500 or higher
- Internet-based test (IBT): 61 or higher
- Cameron's school code: 6080
- 42 or higher
Information about PTE Academic® can be found at their website.
- 5.5 or higher
Information about the IELTS® can be found at their website.
Information about Duolingo can be found at their website.
Minimum Oklahoma ESL School Requirement
Students not meeting the above required scores may be eligible for 12 weeks of study at an approved English Program in Oklahoma. Upon completion of the 12 week course, students must achieve one of the following scores.
- TOEFL score 460 PBT or 48 IBT or higher
- IELTS overall band 5.0 or higher
- PTE Academic 36
- Duolingo 75
English Language Proficiency test scores are valid for two years after the test date.
The tests can be waived in the following circumstances:
- Non-native speakers who hold degrees or diplomas from post-secondary institutions from one of the English-speaking countries listed above.
- Non-native speakers who have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours from a post-secondary course of study in the United States or from one of the English speaking countries listed above.
- Transfer students from post-secondary schools located in the United States, showing completion of a minimum of 24 credit hours.
- Non-native speakers who have taken one of the approved English Proficiency test within the past two years and whose scores meet Cameron’s standards.
Graduate applicants are required to submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
All transcripts that are not from an American institution must be evaluated. A course-by-course evaluation is required, and the transcript must be converted to the American Grade Point Average system. Transcripts must also include an official English translation. The translation and evaluation fees must be paid directly to the agency performing the service.
Cameron only accepts degrees from universities and colleges that are considered to have regional accreditation. The evaluation agency will determine this information when they conduct the transcript evaluation. See CHEA for information on regional accreditation.
Accepted evaluation agencies are listed below.
WES (click here):
Cameron requires an official course-by-course evaluation with final GPA.
World Education Services (WES) will complete the evaluation in seven (7) business days after receipt, review, and approval of all documents, and payment in full.
WES offers two evaluation packages:
- WES Basic for $160 USD (Does not store or send verified transcripts)
- WES ICAP for $205 USD (Verified transcripts stored and sent to institutions)
Price does not include delivery or additional fees. If you selected WES Basic for your evaluation, you may upgrade to WES ICAP for $45 if your evaluation is still in-progress. Prices are subject to change.
ECE (click here):
Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) will conduct a course-by-course evaluation that includes the following:
U.S. equivalent of university level study, your report will include:
- U.S. equivalence for each educational credential
- Credit and grade equivalents for university level courses
- Grade average for each educational credential
- Identification of upper-level courses for undergraduate or professional studies
- General evaluation of high school level credentials (without a grade average), if included for evaluation
U.S. equivalent of high school level study, your report will include:
- U.S. equivalence for each high school credential
- Unit and grade equivalents
- Grade average for each high school credential
Price: $195 USD (price subject to change)
SpanTran Pathways (click here):
Spantran performs credential evaluations that determine the equivalency of studies completed outside the United States.
Students are instructed to request the divisional course analysis. The course analysis evaluation includes an overall statement of equivalency for each credential plus individual courses, credits, and grades based on the transcripts provided.
Your high school and college transcripts can be evaluated tougher.
- 10 business days- $170 USD
- 5 business days -$270 USD
- 2 business days-$420 USD
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; or
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 credits of undergraduate coursework attempted; or
- Have a minimum score on the GMAT® of 500 or a comparable converted score on the GRE®; or one of the following:
- Have a minimum composite score of 3200 using the formula: GMAT + (undergraduate GPA x 1000); or
- Have a minimum composite score of 3200 using the formula GMAT + (undergraduate GPA x 1000 on the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework attempted); or
- Minimum GPA of 3.0 on at least 12 credit hours of graduate hours completed at another institution or in a different graduate degree program at CU, or in a combination of two.
This is a contract between Cameron University and the student’s sponsor. Once signed, it states the sponsor agrees to pay all of the student’s costs related to and during the duration of the student’s enrollment at Cameron University. Download the Affidavit of Financial Support to complete and submit.
It is important for international applicants to understand the great financial responsibility of attending a university in the U.S.
The potential of financial aid awards and/or on-campus employment opportunities through Cameron University to international students cannot be guaranteed and should therefore not be expected.
You are required to certify that you will have the sum for all expenses during your first year at Cameron University. The supporting documents that are required for Proof of Guaranteed Funds must be translated in English. If you plan to bring your spouse and/or children, additional funds must be available to support dependents amounting to U.S $10,000 for a spouse and U.S. $6,000 for each child. The first year expenses include tuition, living expenses, and other estimated expenses to be incurred for books, incidentals, etc.
What are ways to prove Guaranteed Funds?
Cameron University requires financial statement(s) that meet governmental regulations.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services requires universities to certify international students have sufficient funding to pursue a course of study. Cameron University therefore requires international students to present documentation of adequate liquid financial resources to cover all expenses at the university their first year. The financial statement(s) must be dated within 6 months of the first term they will attend. The financial statement(s) must list balance(s) of financial resources held over a span of six months. The statements must be officially certified by the bank. That requires financial statements stamped by the financial institution or signed by a bank official and mailed or emailed by the bank to us. Attached is a template of a bank statement with ending monthly balance. Six such bank statements are sufficient to meet the requirement. A bank statement listing balance(s) of account(s) over the course of six months is also sufficient.
Acceptable sources of financial resources are:
- Checking or savings account
- CDs with a maturity date prior to the date of the student’s admission
- Money market account
- Scholarships through the university or home government
- Educational loans
Please note that these documents must be in English.
Unacceptable sources of financial resources are:
- Stocks and bonds
- Mutual funds
- Business bank account
- Statement of earned salary
- Tax returns
- Property ownership
What makes a document official?
A document is considered official if it comes from an original source and is not opened prior to arriving at Cameron University. Stamped and sealed envelopes that we receive directly from your school, a credential evaluation company, test center, financial institution, or bank are considered official. Documents emailed from the original source’s email account with administrator's name sending the email may also be acceptable.
We do NOT consider documents sent directly from the student official or via email from the student official documents.
Please see Transfer Admission Requirements.