Application Requirements

International Applicants (Undergraduate and Graduate):

  • English Language Requirement for all International Applicants :
    All non-native English language speakers must demonstrate English language competency by providing an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL of 75 on the internet based test (iBT). The University of New Haven School Code for TOEFL is 3663

  • Admission Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants:
    Applicants who have had at least the equivalent of 12 years of schooling may be eligible for admission to the university. Students are expected to have completed the following secondary school courses: native language, English, mathematics, natural and/or physical science, social science and the humanities. Applicants from countries where there are only 11 standard years included in the primary-secondary school system may be considered for admission if they have achieved a strong academic record and can submit the final official Leaving-School Certificate. Generally, those who have received Certificates of Education or leaving school certificates (i.e., GCE, SPM, MCE, WASC), must have a minimum of five General Certificates of Education (GCE) equivalent passes in subjects substantially equivalent to those studied in the U.S., including English. Along with official copies of academic work, students are encouraged to submit a letter from their headmaster or principal indicating their rank in class.

  • Admission Requirement for Athletic Competition:
    The University of New Haven offers athletic competition in the following areas: men’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, indoor and outdoor track, volleyball, golf and soccer; and women’s basketball, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, cross-country, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball. If you are interested in participating in a sport, completion of the SAT is required. Students are encouraged to sit for the SAT exam in their country. A minimum score of 820 on the new SAT is required for athletic competition. 

  • International Undergraduate Transfer Applicants:Any student who has attempted college or university work will be considered a transfer student. Overseas applicants must submit official academic mark sheets and course descriptions in English from any post-secondary institutions attended. If, on the basis of all coursework attempted, an applicant is found to be admissible, advanced standing will be considered for courses where grades of A, B, or C are earned. Transfer credit is awarded on a course-by-course basis following a review of appropriate course descriptions by the academic dean. Frequently, a final evaluation of transfer credit may not be completed until after a student’s arrival on campus and meeting with the academic department.

    Transfer students currently studying in the U.S. must arrange to have official transcripts sent from each college or university attended. For admission to the university, the overall grade point average for all previous work should be at least a 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale). Under certain circumstances, the university reserves the right to deny admission to any student who has been academically or otherwise dismissed from his/her current institution.

  • Admission Requirements for International Graduate Applicants:
    All applicants to the University of New Haven Graduate School are required to hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. An applicant who is a graduate of a regionally accredited institution of the U.S., or of a similar foreign university whose requirements for the bachelor’s degree are generally equivalent to those at U.S. institutions of higher learning, may be considered for admission to the Graduate School. The following requirements must be met: completion of the equivalent of at least 16 years of schooling; an earned 2.80 (on a 4.00 scale) cumulative grade point average (students with below a cumulative grade point average of 2.80 will be reviewed individually and may be accepted on a provisional basis); official evidence of all academic coursework (transcripts) and confirmation of an appropriate bachelor’s or master’s degree (degree certificates or diplomas), two letters of recommendation; a minimum TOEFL score of 75 on the internet based test or an IELTS score of 6.0.

    Diplomas, the Higher National Diploma, certificates, and memberships or associate memberships in professional organizations are not considered equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree for the purpose of gaining admission to the Graduate School. Note to applicants from Bangladesh, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Taiwan: a two- or three-year bachelor’s degree does not qualify an applicant for admission to the Graduate School. Generally, a four- or five-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year master’s degree beyond the two- or three-year bachelor’s program will qualify such students for graduate studies.
Please note that in addition to the above, the MS in Forensic Sciences program requires the following:
  • Personal Statement
  • GRE (Criminalistics concentration only)




Contact International Admissions

Undergraduate Programs
Phone: (203) 932-7320
Fax: (203) 932-7137

Graduate Programs
Phone: (203) 932-7441
Fax: (203) 932-7137