International Applicants

In addition to fulfilling the general application procedures, international applicants must present evidence of fluency in English, either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score. The minimum TOEFL score acceptable for admission is 560 on the paper test, 220 on the computer test or 83 on the Internet test. The TOEFL score should be submitted directly from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J. ESU’s Institutional Code Number is 2650. The minimum acceptable score for IELTS is "Band 6."

For further information concerning IELTS contact Cambridge Examinations and IELTS International, 100 East Corson St., Suite 200, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA. Call 626-564-2954; e-mail; or visit IELTS Web site,

International applicants also must submit a statement and documentation of financial resources. The statement must demonstrate sufficient financial resources to meet the cost of living in the United States, the cost of travel to and from the student’s native country, and the cost of graduate education at East Stroudsburg University. Applications will not be processed without the financial statement and application fee.

International applicants must submit an official English translation of their transcripts, including a credential evaluation equivalence course-by-course report of their baccalaureate degree from World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or other service approved by the Graduate College. For further information concerning WES, contact WES at 800-937-3895 or at

International applicants must furnish proof of health insurance (certification must be in English) meeting the required criteria or purchase student health insurance from East Stroudsburg University, which is recommended.

Due to the time required to secure immigration documents and address other matters, international applicants are encouraged to submit all application materials as early as possible. The Graduate College works in collaboration with other offices on campus to assist international applicants and students. For further information, please contact the Graduate College.