International Undergraduate Admissions
International student applicants that wish to study in the National American University undergraduate program at a campus in the United States must satisfy the following criteria for admission:
- Complete and submit an International Student Application for Admission. See International Student Application for Admission.
All applicants for admission must provide evidence of secondary and/or post-secondary education completion through one of the following requirements:
- Provide an official academic transcript or marks sheets from previous secondary education institutions attended. Diplomas or certificates of government examinations must show the subjects passed and grades/marks received. All records should be submitted in the original language, and credentials written in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Translations should be literal and not interpretive. A key to the marking system or grading scale should also be included if it is not indicated on the transcript. Click here to view secondary education equivalencies for country-specific information.
- Provide an official transcript that indicates completion of a post-secondary program of at least two years in length with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0/4.0 or the equivalent from (i) an international higher education institution that is approved by the country’s national ministry of education or appropriate approval body (ii) an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Transcripts should show marks and credits earned for all post-secondary work. All records should be submitted in the native language, and credentials written in languages other than English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Translations should be literal and not interpretive. A key to the marking system or grading scale should also be included if it is not indicated on the transcript.
- Provide an original General Educational Development (GED) examination report demonstrating passing marks for the overall examination.
All applicants who are not native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency in English through satisfaction of one of the following requirements
- Provide an official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score report indicating a minimum score of 500 for a paper-based, 173 for a computer-based or 61 for an Internet-based exam. The TOEFL must have been taken within the past two calendar years. Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency to National American University. When ordering TOEFL test results, include the university’s school code of 6464.
- Provide an official International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report with an overall minimum score of 5. The IELTS must have been taken within the past two calendar years. Official test scores must be sent from the testing agency to National American University.
- Provide evidence of completion of two semesters (or equivalent) of college-level English (excluding ESL courses) with a grade of C or higher at an accredited college or university whose language of instruction is English.
- Provide evidence of English language proficiency as deemed appropriate by National American University.
- Complete and submit the International Financial Certification form and attach an original bank statement. International students are required, as part of the application process, to show evidence of sufficient funding during their studies. The amount and source of funds are also shown on the Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) needed to apply for an F-1 visa. In addition, students planning to bring a spouse and/or children are required to show additional funds for those individuals.
Students requesting the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20) to apply for an F-1 (student) visa to enter the U.S. to attend National American University must fulfill all listed international admissions requirements. Upon acceptance by and approval from the university, Form I-20 will be issued to eligible students.
Transfer students will be additionally required to submit official transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities as well as information concerning proof of current status with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the issuance of Form I-20.
Additional documentation in support of an applicant’s candidacy may be requested as deemed necessary by National American University. The university reserves the right to reject documentation and to request verification of documents as necessary. Admissions documentation will be considered the property of the university and will not be returned to the applicant (some exceptions may apply). National American University reserves the right to reject any and all student applicants.
Please refer to the information packet or academic programs for degree programs offered by National American University. Either associate or bachelor's degrees are offered in various programs. All programs are not offered at each campus location. Review programs specific to the campus you are interested in attending.
Undergraduate programs are delivered in 11-week quarters. There are four quarters per calendar year, fall, winter, spring and summer. Refer to the academic calendar for specific start dates.