As an International applicant for Furman University Graduate Studies, you must complete the Furman Graduate Studies Application, and all required documents by the deadlines below to allow enough time to apply for your F-1 student visa:
- Furman requires demonstration of English proficiency. Furman requires official* TOEFL or IELTS test scores for international applicants, except those from countries where English is the official language or those who have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution. See Exempt Countries listed below.
*To be official TOEFL or IELTS test scores, the testing institute must send scores directly to Furman that are no more than 2 years old. Non-native speakers of English should have a TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) score of at least 100 (out of 120) with a subtest speaking score greater than 20, or an IELTS score of at least a 7.0. (Note: the Master of Science in Community Engage Medicine program requires an IELTS score of 7.5)
- Furman requires Official transcripts. International applicants must provide official* transcripts that show a complete course listing with grades, your grade point average (GPA) and that you have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
*To be official transcripts, the issuing institution must send it directly to Furman University or to a third-party transcript evaluation service.
Transcripts must be translated in English and evaluated by a third-party transcript evaluation service.** The exception are transcripts from a college or university located in the U.S. that are in English.
**Furman accepts transcripts from evaluation services listed with the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) or the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Josef Silny & Associates, a member of NACES, offers a $30 discount to Furman applicants. For the transcript evaluation, applicant requests that the university attended send transcript directly to the independent evaluation service per the service’s instructions. The service then sends transcript evaluation directly to Furman University that include a course-by-course listing with course grades, the overall grade point average (GPA), and date bachelor’s degree awarded.