• Kaplan University Admissions

    Becoming a Student at Kaplan University

    From enrollment to choosing a program to understanding funding and financial options for international students, at Kaplan University, a U.S.-based and regionally accredited institution, we take pride in the integrity of our admissions approach. It’s just one more thing that helps set us apart.

  • Admissions Requirements

    International students must submit evidence that they meet Kaplan University’s general admissions standards for all students. The University is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant, alien students. International applicants interested in enrolling in an online nursing, health science, or education program should contact their Admissions Advisor for information related to international availability. Not all programs are available for enrollment.

    In addition, International students who wish to be admitted to any Kaplan University for-credit program must:

      • Be 18 years or older and submit a high school and official college transcript (as required by the specific program).
      • If applying to an onsite program, submit bank statement(s), with balance(s) converted into U.S. dollars, indicating that you or your parent/guardian has sufficient funds to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and/or living expenses for the entire program of study, or a certified government sponsor letter indicating that tuition, fees, and/or living expenses will be paid in advance of each term. If you are enrolled in English language course(s) at another institution, bank statement(s) or a certified government sponsor letter proving sufficient funds for the entire Kaplan University program can be submitted along with the Enrollment Agreement.
      • Have regular access to a computer with Internet and meet Kaplan University's technology requirements.
    • Kaplan University will evaluate prior learning credits from institutions outside the U.S. for students who qualify. Additional documentation may be required to qualify for transfer of credit.
    • Kaplan University does not offer student visas for immigration purposes.

    English Language Requirements

    All international applicants must demonstrate a command of oral and written English skills to ensure they are prepared to complete college- or university-level coursework. Evidence of English language proficiency must be provided at the time of enrollment and may include the following:

    • Proof of completion of secondary education (or higher) in a country where English is the primary language
    • A transcript indicating completion of at least 45 quarter credit hours (or equivalent) and a CGPA of 2.0 or higher (or equivalent) from a university located in an English-speaking country
    • Proof of completion of secondary education at an international high school where English is the primary language of instruction
    • A transcript indicating completion of an English composition course with a grade of “C” or above from a U.S. institution of higher learning
    • The minimum required score on the Kaplan University English Proficiency examination
    • The minimum required TOEFL, ELTS, EIKEN, or PTE Academic, Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), or Defense Language Proficiency Test, English Comprehension Language (ECL) score as shown below:



    IELTS6 (no band less  than 5.5)6.5 (no band less  than 5.5)
    PTE Academic48253
    EIKENGrade 2AGrade Pre-1



    Defense Language Proficiency Test, ECL 
     Officer-Level Courses (i.e. AMEDD Captains Career Course; Principles of Mil. Prev. Med.)80%
    Selected Enlisted/Technical/Apprentice-Level Courses (i.e. 68W; 68E; 68S) 70–75%


    Additional Information

    • If applying to an onsite program, applicants must submit an enrollment fee of $100.00 U.S. with the Enrollment Agreement, which will exempt the applicant from paying administrative, application, and registration fees stated on the Tuition and Fees Schedule, if applicable. The application fee is fully refundable if the applicant decides not to complete the enrollment process or is not accepted by the University;
    • If applying to an onsite program, applicants must submit a registration fee of $100.00 U.S. Upon receipt of the Enrollment Agreement, the University will issue the appropriate paperwork to students attending a residential campus in order to apply for a student visa. If enrolled in English language course(s) at another institution, final acceptance will be contingent upon submission of the above-referenced evidence of English language proficiency and sufficient funds to cover the costs of tuition, fees, and/or living expenses for the entire University program.
    • If applying to an online program, applicants must submit a tuition deposit and/or application fee as stated on the Enrollment Agreement.
    • Applicants must submit a high school or official college transcript (as required by the program of application). Transcripts from foreign institutions must meet the same requirements as domestic institutions. Foreign transcripts must be translated into English along with an explanation of the grading scale, and evaluated for equivalency to a United States high school or college diploma by an authorized school official, appropriate outside agency, or approved foreign credential evaluator and submitted prior to enrollment. Evaluation documents must include U.S. equivalency of the degree and/or diploma, and a course-by-course equivalency evaluation if the student desires to receive credit for individual courses. For undergraduate students, any costs incurred for this service may be the responsibility of the student and may range from approximately $50.00 to $150.00 U.S. If the evaluation document indicates that a foreign institution allows a student to directly receive a postgraduate degree without conferring a bachelor’s degree, the foreign postgraduate degree may be accepted for admission to Kaplan University’s graduate programs, or advanced start bachelor’s degree programs, if the foreign postgraduate degree is equivalent to a U.S. postgraduate degree offered by an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency.

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