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 are the only two 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 at your own pace which means you may logout and return at a later time to complete your documents.
When you are ready to begin your own application, you may select the Online Application link to set up your online application.
All applications to Cameron University require a U.S. $ 20 dollar nonrefundable application fee. Applicants may pay the amount online at the end of the application process by debit or credit card.
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.
Required if English is not your native language. Cameron University-approved native English speaking countries are Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize (British Honduras), Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Channel Islands, Dominica, Falkland Islands, Grenada, Guam (U.S. citizens), Guernsey, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, Jersey, Mauritius, Montserrat, 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. . The test must be taken within two years of application for admission. The Cameron University (CU) code is 6080. Only original, official score reports are accepted. There are two options to meet the English Proficiency requirement:
- TOEFL: 550 or higher on the paper-based test (PBT) or 79 or higher on the internet-based test (IBT)
- IELTS: 6.5 or higher
- PTE Academic 58
- Duolingo 100
Students not meeting the above required scors may be eligible for 12 weeks of study at an approved Intensive English Program by meeting the following scores:
- TOEFL: IBT 61
- IELTS: 5.5
- PTE Academic 42
- Duolingo 85
- 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.