The forms necessary to apply for admission as an international student are now available on this website as Adobe PDF documents. Several of the forms are in IPDF format (these forms are indicated by IPDF in the list below), which means that they are interactive and can be completed/printed from your computer. All of the following items must be returned in the same envelope, along with the $75 nonrefundable application fee in U.S. dollars. The check must be made payable to Youngstown State University. Address the envelope to:
School of Graduate Studies and Research
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555-3091
Deadline to Apply for Admission
Fall: April 15
Spring: September 15
International applicants must provide all materials required at least four months prior to the semester they wish to be considered for admission.
It is recommended that all required materials be included with your application when it is submitted!
YSU enrolls students in accordance with the policy of the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS).
Complete and submit the following forms:
- Application for Graduate Admission for International Students*. IPDF - All names provided must be full legal names only. The name used on the application must appear exactly the same on all materials, and it must be the same as it appears on your passport.
- Graduate International Student Financial Statement Form*. IPDF – You must provide evidence of your financial support and sponsorship during the period of study at Youngstown State University, including documents of verification.
- Summary of Educational Experiences*. IPDF – A chronological record of all schools, colleges, and universities you have attended. FAILURE TO REPORT ALL PREVIOUS COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY ATTENDANCE MAY RESULT IN CANCELLATION OF THE APPLICATION OR DISMISSAL, IF LATER DISCOVERED, WITHOUT RECOURSE OR REFUND.
The following items must also be provided:
- $75 nonrefundable application fee in U.S. dollars. The check or money order must be made payable to Youngstown State University.
- Official transcript(s) or mark sheets, or certified copies. If the credentials are not in English, official translations must be provided.
- Original bank statement showing the balance in U.S. dollars.
- The certified copy of your graduation certificate/degree stating the degree earned.
Arrange to have the following test score(s) sent to Youngstown State University:
- TOEFL score--A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 79-80 on the internet-based (iBT) Test of English as a Foreign Language by graduates of foreign universities who are nonnative English speakers. (Scores over two years old by the beginning of the term applicants wish to enter are not acceptable.) Arrange with the Educational Testing Service to have your official TOEFL score sent to our office (ETS Code 1975).
The School of Graduate Studies and Research will accept the academic version of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as an alternative to the TOEFL exam for international students. (A score of 6.5 on the IELTS test equates to a 550 on the paper-based TOEFL.)
Proficiency may also be demonstrated by a minimum score of 77 on the Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) administered by the English Language Institute, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Prior to full admission to academic study, students are tested and placed in special English classes, if necessary, to ensure an adequate level of English proficiency.
Many programs have additional requirements. Some programs require an additional entrance test. See the Graduate Bulletin: http://www.ysu.edu/gradschool/graduatebulletin.shtml
The following forms are optional and are to be completed as noted:
- Application for a Graduate Assistantship*. IPDF – Complete this form if you wish to be considered for an assistantship appointment at Youngstown State University.
- Recommendation Form*. If you are applying for a graduate assistantship, three professional recommendations (i.e., from supervisors, instructors, or colleagues) are required. Print three copies of the form and forward them to the three people who will make the recommendations. Ask them to return the forms to you in sealed envelopes, so that you can submit them along with the other forms.
- Affidavit of Sponsor Providing Free Room & Board*. IPDF
- Housing - Assistance may be obtained by contacting one of the Housing Office staff members. Website: http://www.cc.ysu.edu/student-services/livingoncampus/staff/index.shtml
- Financial Aid - Financial aid for international students is not usually available during the first year of attendance.
- ENTRANCE TESTS - See section on Admission Requirements
- GRE - Graduate Record Examination - You may request a Bulletin of Information by contacting GRE-ETS, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000. Website: http://www.ets.org/gre
- GMAT - Graduate Management Admissions Test - See http://www.mba.com/mba/thegmat for information about the GMAT.
- TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language - Information about the TOEFL is available at www.ets.org/toefl/
The results of the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) can be substituted for the TOEFL score. Arrangements to take the MELAB are made with the English Language Institute, MELAB Office, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. 48104. Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli/testing/melab
The School of Graduate Studies and Research will also accept the academic version of the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as an alternative to the TOEFL exam for international students. (A score of 6.5 on the IELTS test equates to a 550 on the TOEFL.) Website: www.ielts.org
- MAT – Miller Analogies Test – This test is administered at 600 testing centers in the United States and Canada. For information, contact the Youngstown State University Testing Office at (330) 941-3175. Website: http://www.ysu.edu/testing/
Minimum requirements for admission to all programs: a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, an unrecalculated undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale), 70%, or upper second class. (If an undergraduate course has been repeated, all grades received will figure in the calculation of the grade point average.) Many programs have additional requirements. See the Graduate Bulletin: http://www.ysu.edu/gradschool/graduatebulletin.shtml