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Graduate Admission

How to Apply as an International Student

» How to Apply as an International Student

Below, you'll find information on how to apply to Chapman as an international student. Use this information in conjunction with the program-specific information on our How to Apply page.

Submitting Your Transcripts

As a part of your application, you will be asked to send us your official academic transcripts directly from every bachelor's degree (or higher) granting institution you've attended in both the original language and English. Translations of the document into English must be official word-for-word translations. You will find instructions on how to do this within the application.

If you are admitted to Chapman, you will also need to submit your diploma or degree certificate in both its original language and English.


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GPA Evaluation

Once we have received your transcripts, we will conduct an in-house evaluation to determine what your GPA will be in the United States. Chapman does not accept outside evaluations.


Submitting Your Language Test Scores

Chapman's language of instruction is English. If you have not received a bachelor's degree (or higher) at an institute where English was the only language of instruction, you must demonstrate English proficiency by submitting official scores from an English language exam. We accept the following English Language Proficiency Exams:

  • IELTS
  • IELTS Indicator
  • TOEFL (both internet-based and paper-based)
  • TOEFL at Home
  • PTE Academic
  • C1 Advanced

Please note: we do not accept Duolingo scores or TOEFL Essentials Test scores for our graduate programs and Chapman does not offer an ESL program for international students. 

You will need to submit official scores as part of your application. The minimum score requirements depend on which program you are applying to:


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TOEFL Codes

You will need an ETS code to submit your official TOEFL scores. These also depend on the program you're applying to:

MS in Communication Sciences and Disorders: 0690
Doctor of Physical Therapy: 7669
MS in Patient Safety, MS in Regulatory Affairs, MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences: 4315
All other programs: 4047