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The following are minimum requirements for initial admission consideration to the respective programs in the College of Graduate Studies on both the Main Campus and Health Science Campus . In addition to the requirements listed below, please check the program’s website for any additional requirements. If you are unsure if your program is on main campus or health science campus, please feel free to contact us at 419.530.4723 or email us at email@example.com.
Main Campus Applicants
- Earned Degree: All graduate applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants seeking admission to the Education Specialist must also possess a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree must possess a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university unless otherwise indicated by department/program.
- Cumulative GPA: A 2.70 cumulative GPA for all previous academic work. All applicants with less than a 2.70 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work are required to forward results of the GRE. GMAT is required for all business applicants. On the basis of the results of these examinations, the department will make a recommendation to the College of Graduate Studies.
- GRE requirement: It is within the discretion of the various departments to require the GRE (general test-institution code 1845) for all applicants. The GRE is required of all applicants for graduate work in the following departments on the main campus: Chemistry, Counseling & School Psychology, Exercise Science, History, Geology, Physics and Astronomy, Public Administration, Political Science, Speech and Language Pathology, and Psychology. The College of Education requires the GRE for all doctoral applicants, except Higher Education. All applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit GRE scores for all graduate programs.
- GMAT requirement: The GMAT is required of all applicants seeking admissions to the College of Business & Innovation. GRE scores may be used in lieu of the GMAT. Please check with the College of Business & Innovation. JD/MBA students may submit LSAT scores in lieu of the GMAT.
- Letters of Recommendation: Depending on the program, two or three letters of recommendation are required. Refer to the specific program's admission criteria for the required number of letters of recommendation.
- Transcript requirement: See below for details.
- TOEFL requirement: See below for details.
Health Science Campus (HSC) Applicants
- Earned Degree: Baccalaureate or professional doctoral degree earned from a department of approved standing and granted by a regionally accredited college or university.
- Cumulative GPA: A 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) from the institution granting the baccalaureate. For an applicant to be considered for "Regular" admission, they must submit official transcripts confirming their degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. An applicant whose GPA is below 3.0 may be considered for "Conditional" admission. Other criteria affecting status of admission (i.e. Regular; Conditional), are program-specific.
- GRE/MCAT requirement: It is within the discretion of the various programs to require the GRE or other qualifying examinations for all applicants. The GRE is required of applicants for the following graduate programs on the HSC: MS or PhD in Biomedical Science Programs, Occupational Therapy (OTD), Clinical Nurse Leader - Graduate Entry MSN program. For applicants with a baccalaureate from an accredited U.S. institution, although recommended, GRE scores are not required for the remaining master's degree and certificate programs on the HSC. All applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit GRE scores for all graduate programs. For MD/PhD and MD/MS dual degree applicants, GRE scores are strongly recommended but MCAT scores may be accepted in lieu of GRE scores.
- Letters of Recommendation: Depending on the program, two or three Letters of Recommendation are required. Refer to the program's admission criteria for the required number of letters of recommendation.
- Transcript requirement: See below for details.
- TOEFL: See below for details.
Applicants, All Programs
The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended.
- Official transcripts are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies.
- Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial.
- Only official transcripts will be acceptable for final admission to the program.
- You may use the attached form to request transcripts from your other institutions - http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/files/Transcript_request.pdf
- Official transcripts/marksheets are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies.
- Transcripts/marksheets not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial.
- Only official transcripts/marksheets will be acceptable for final admission to the program.
- You must also provide official certified, or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates needed to fulfill your admission.
- If you earned a degree from a U.S. degree granting institution, simply order a transcript to be sent to us directly from the school’s Registrars’ Office. We do not make photocopies of official documents.
- Documents given to the Graduate Admissions Office become the property of the College of Graduate Studies and will not be returned or forwarded.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT TRANSLATIONS - You must submit clear and legible photocopies of precise word-for-word English translations of all foreign language documents. English translations must be provided by the issuing institution or you may contact a translation service. Please refer to http://naces.org/members.htm for a list of acceptable evaluators. All arrangements must be made by you directly with the translation service.
- In addition to the requirements for regular admission, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit either TOEFL or IETLS scores unless the applicant has graduated from a U.S., regionally accredited college or university or completed at least one full time academic year of study earning a 3.0 or greater GPA
- Applicants must achieve satisfactory scores on the TOEFL or IELTS. Please note: Starting with applications for Spring 2014, the IELTS will no longer be accepted to fulfill this requirement. Only the TOEFL will be accepted.
|Minimum Score MC||Minimum Score HSC|
|IELTS (Accepted through Fall 2013 only)||6.5||6.5|
|GRE Minimum||varies by department||varies by department|
Please note - Test scores for TOEFL/IELTS cannot be older than 2 years from the first day of the term that the student begins their program. Test scores for GRE/GMAT cannot be older than 5 years from the first day of the term that the student begins their program. In the event test scores are considered invalid and cancelled by ETS, The University of Toledo reserves the right to require submission of new test scores. Please contact the College of Graduate Studies if you have questions regarding this.
International Applicants, Financial Responsibility
- All international students must also demonstrate that they have adequate financial resources for their graduate education before they can be admitted. Upon recommendation of admission by the department, the College of Graduate Studies requests that you provide a recent bank statement. Please check your online status for details regarding the amount required. Bank statements submitted at the time of application will not be accepted. Letters from bank officials will no longer fulfill this requirement. The document must show a statement of accounts.
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