Admissions
School of Graduate Studies
Administration Building
graduate@andrews.edu
(269) 471-7771

HOW TO APPLY

 

We are happy you are considering Graduate school with us! The following are some of the main steps you need to take before an admission decision can be made. Prospective students applying to dual degree programs, must fill out two applications (one for each program) and submit all the admission requirements for the two programs composing the dual degree.


After an application is completed, a Graduate Enrollment Coordinator will evaluate the application and release the file to the academic program for Admission decision.

  • Go here to create an account
  • Complete the contact information section. You will be asked to provide your first name, last name, email address, and phone.
  • Complete the address information section. If address is outside the US or Canada, please follow the example listed in the screen.
  • Select the level and  student type you are applying for.
  • Create a secure password following the instructions.
  • Click on “Create My Account”

Please note: All Graduate applications are submitted online and paper applications are not available.

  • Once you log in, the system will show you “My account” page. This is your profile page and will help you to track your application process.
  • Click on “Applications”, located in menu in the top right corner of “My account” page.
  • Select the type of application you will be completing: degree seeking, guest student or ESL.
  • Complete and submit the application. Main sections you will be asked to complete are: Academics, Personal Information, Educational History, Residency, Additional Information, and Acknowledgment.
  • Pay the nonrefundable $60 application fee. The fee is paid online in the application system using a debit or credit card. Waived to veterans, guest students, and students applying to our overseas programs.

Please note: During the application process, you may pause and then resume your online application.

  • After an application is submitted, “My account” page will show the “Submit supplemental items” option at the bottom of the page.
  • Click on “Submit supplemental items”
  • Upload all admission documents listed such as statement of purpose, resume, test scores, transcripts, etc.
  • For recommendations, click on “start” to enter the name and email address of the recommender and then send the request. 

Please note: this step is not required for ESL and guest students

TRANSCRIPTS

Prospective students can upload unofficial transcripts directly in the application system during the application process. Please note that admitted students are required to submit official final transcripts after admission decision.

For educational institutions outside the United States, prospective students must upload both original language and literal English translation transcripts*.

*The Enrollment office reserves the right to request WES evaluations for international transcripts. 

Official Transcript Accepted Practices:

  • Transcripts processed by the college or university attended and mailed directly to the Enrollment office in a sealed envelope.

Andrews University
Graduate Enrollment Management
4150 Administration Dr.
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0620

  • Transcripts received with WES ICAP evaluations.
  • Transcripts received in our office email graduate@andrews.edu through secure electronic transfer services such as National Student Clearinghouse and Parchment.
  • Transcripts hand-delivered to the Enrollment Office in an official institutional envelope, sealed by the issuing institution.
  • A certified copy of the original transcript is also considered an official transcript.  A certified (true) copy is a photocopy of the original document attested to by an authorized person (i.e. Ministry of Education, authorized personnel at the embassy, department of interior affairs, etc.)
  • If an official transcript cannot be provided, an original transcript may be accepted.  An original transcript is a document that was issued to an individual by the issuing institution.  

GRE TEST

The GRE test is designed to measure your collective knowledge in various skill areas such as verbal, quantitative, analytical and writing skills. This test must be taken within five years prior to admission. Visit your specific program page to learn if your program requires this test.

GRE General test* minimum scores:

Degree Verbal Reasoning Quantitative Reasoning Analytical writing
Doctoral 142 142 3.0
Masters 140 140 3.0

* All three sections, verbal, quantitative and the analytical writing scores, are required for admissions. 

Locate your nearest GRE test site at www.ets.org/gre. Request that your scores be sent to Andrews University using the code 1030.

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TESTS

English is the language of instruction at Andrews University. International and domestic prospective students whose language of education is not English must submit English proficiency test scores. English Proficiency tests must be taken within two years prior to admission.

Minimum English proficiency tests scores:

English Proficiency Test Minimum Scores Required
Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)* 80
IELTS (Academic) 6.5
PTE (Academic) 54

* Paper-based TOEFL is only accepted when administered by our Center for Intensive English Programs.

MA Communication, MA English, DPT Physical Therapy and some Seminary programs require higher English proficiency test scores.

Our campus also offers the services of ESL classes. Please note that an academic acceptance for our ESL program does not guarantee future admission into graduate level degrees. To learn more about the Center for Intensive English programs please visit the CIEP webpage.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM

Admission requirements may be different from program to program for more information visit our program page.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We are proud to be an international university with a significant representation of international students— more than 90 countries represented at our campus.

UNDERSTANDING ADMISSION DECISIONS

 

REGULAR ACCEPTANCE

If your acceptance letter indicates that you have been granted regular acceptance without stipulations, this means you have met all the requirements to become a regular accepted student. Therefore, you do not need to submit any additional documentation for admission purposes.

ACCEPTANCE WITH STIPULATIONS

If your acceptance letter indicates that you have been granted acceptance with stipulations, this means you still have requirements to complete. Under this status, you may be allowed to enroll in classes at the beginning of your program (usually only for one semester), but you may not qualify to continue in your program until all your stipulations are fully satisfied.

DENIAL

An academic program will make an admission decision based on your application and your admission documents. If your application is denied, you may wish to consider applying to another program. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to speak with an enrollment counselor. 

GET HELP

Have questions? We have answers. Just email graduate@andrews.edu or call us at (269) 471-7771 . Llámanos a la línea en español al (269) 471-3790.