International Students


If the official transcript is in a language other than English, then official, original language transcripts must be accompanied by certified English translation that evaluates the degree for equivalency to degrees awarded in the United States, and provides information to enable the interpretation of grades. An official transcript bears the original signature of the registrar and/or original seal of the issuing institution. Transcripts and/or English translations should be mailed directly to the Mandel School Admissions Office or given to applicant in a sealed envelope for submission, along with the other supporting application materials. The Mandel School also accepts evaluations from the following organizations:

World Education Services
P.O BOX 645, Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745

Foreign Credentials Service of America
1910 Justin Lane
Austin, Texas 78757-2411
877-553-4285 (toll-free)
512-459-8428 (local)

International students are required to furnish results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. The Mandel School code is: 1105. The minimum required scores are: 577 (paper-based) or 90 (internet-based). International English Language Testing System (IELTS) = 7.0. Official results of this test must be forwarded to the Mandel School Office of Admissions. A student from abroad whose native language is English, who has completed his or her work in a foreign university where English is the language of instruction, or who has studied at or graduated from an American institution, is exempt from this testing requirement.

Federal requirements mandate that all international students on J-1 visas purchase the medical insurance policy. No exceptions allowed.

All international applicants must submit to Case Office of International Student Services evidence of funding sources to fully finance the cost of education, housing, and transportation. As a guide in budgeting, the University has established a figure of approximately $46,000 (including tuition) to meet the total cost of one academic year of study. Also include the same for living expenses for dependents, if applicable: Spouse $5,000 and $3,000 for each child. Applicants from other countries will be sent an additional form from the Office of International Student Services requiring them to provide evidence of financial resources sufficient to cover their anticipated expenses before acceptance can be finalized.

International students holding a BSW from their countries may be eligible for advanced standing. Applicants must contact the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) directly and request credit reviews for transfer credit. However, students must complete at minimum 27 hours of academic credit and one year of field credit (8 hours) at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Please write to: CSWE, 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA, 23314, USA; or call 703/683-8080 x 247 or e-mail:

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