International Graduate Applicant

You are considered an international applicant if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Learn more about international student experience at App State.

Application Requirements

The following steps are required to complete an application for all master's degrees, graduate certificates, specialist and doctoral programs.

  • Submit your graduate application online.
  • Pay the online application fee.
  • Provide three references.
  • Upload your current resume or vita.
  • Submit official scores from the appropriate standardized test (GRE, GMAT, MAT). Test waivers may be available for certain programs.
  • Mail official or certified transcript(s) from all colleges and universities attended that have been evaluated by a NACES accredited credential evaluation service.

    Cratis D. Williams Graduate School
    Attn: Victoria Carlberg
    287 Rivers St
    Rm 232
    Boone, NC 28608

  • Provide proof of English proficiency.
    • Submit test scores from either TOEFL or IELTS. The test date must be within two years of the date of application.
      • The TOEFL minimum score is 79 with no subsection under 11.
      • The IELTS minimum score is 6.5.
    • Successful completion of the AppELS Institute program is recognized in lieu of the English test requirement.
    • The TOEFL / IETLS can be waived for students who have attended a school in the U.S.

Evaluating Transcripts
Students may use this form to apply for an evaluation of a foreign transcript at a discounted price. 

Program Specific Supplemental Application Materials

Some programs require applicants to submit supplemental materials as part of their application. These may include:

  • Letter of intent/personal statement
  • Proof of licensure
  • Observation hours
  • Writing sample

View your program of interest for a list of required supplemental application materials.

Special Deadlines for International Applicants

In order to have time to evaluate your international credentials, we may need to receive some of your information early.

  • If you use a NACES accredited credential evaluation service you can follow the deadlines listed for your program of interest, provided that leaves enough time for the Visa process in your home country.
  • If you are not using an approved credential evaluation service, you must complete your application and send official transcripts by December 15 for spring entryFebruary 15 for summer entry and May 15 for fall entry
    • Select programs have a February 1 deadline, in which the application must be complete by February 1.

Visa Requirements

Once you have been notified of acceptance into your graduate program, the Office of International Education and Development will assist you with your student visa and help you arrange housing and transportation and provide information about attending orientation.


Contact Graduate Admissions at 828-262-2130 or