International students are eligible to apply to a graduate program at Roger Williams University if they have successfully completed the equivalent of a United States bachelor degree program and have the appropriate diplomas and/or satisfactory results on transcripts or leaving examinations. In addition to the program-specific application requirements noted here, international applicants must provide the following:
ORIGINAL and FINAL Undergraduate Transcripts
All applicants must submit ORIGINAL college/university scholastic records.
Official Foreign Transcript/Credential Evaluation
International graduate applicants are required to submit an official evaluation of ALL foreign credentials, and the evaluation must include a course-by course evaluation, including all courses earned toward the undergraduate degree. Applicants may use any foreign credential service that is a member of NACES (http://www.naces.org/members.htm), however, we recommend the WES ICAP transcript evaluation. Although WES requires applicants to submit an official transcript for evaluation, a second official transcript must also be sent to RWU directly from the institution (see details above).
International applicants who completed a Bachelor's degree in the U.S. are not required to submit a transcript evaluation, but are required to have original transcripts from each college that awarded credit toward a Bachelor's degree sent to the Office of Graduate Admission.
English Proficiency Requirement
All international applicants must provide proof of English proficiency by providing one of the following score reports, showing minimum scores indicated below.
As of April 1, 2016, an ELS Certificate showing completion of Level 112 at an ELS center is only as proof of English languge proficiency for the Master of Architecture program. Students applying to all other programs must submit scores from IELTS or TOEFL with satisfactory scores to be considered for admission.
English Proficiency Exemptions:
Valid Email Address
It is very important that you provide us with an active email address on your application. If your email changes after you submit your application, please contact us. We will continue to keep in touch with you through the application process via email. Email is our primary method of communicating with international applicants.
At this time, RWU only offers conditional acceptance for the Master of Architecture program.
Applicants who are officially accepted to a graduate program at RWU, who are not United States citizens, and who plan to matriculate in a campus-based program in the United States are required to provide additional forms of legal documentation. These documents are not required in order to apply to a graduate program; only applicants who have officially been accepted are required to submit these documents.
Required documents for all accepted international students (both new and transfer students):
Required documents for students transferring from another U.S. institution or ELS program only:
Original documents must be sent to the following address:
Roger Williams University
Office of Graduate Admission
One Old Ferry Rd.
Bristol, RI 02809
Any documents in which copies are acceptable (noted above) can also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or sent via fax to 401-254-3557.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.