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We’re proud of our international community. With students from all 50 states and 59 countries, no matter where you are in the world, we’re here to help you with each step of the application process.
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be an international student.* To be categorized as an international student, and to meet the requirements for admission to Capella University, you must meet the following criteria:
*Note: U.S. citizens may be subject to the International Admissions requirements if their most recent academic credential came from a non-US institution.
1. Attended an internationally recognized institution
2. Proof of English proficiency: If your international post-secondary transcript states that your language of instruction was English, you will be exempt from having to provide additional proof of language proficiency. If not, you must demonstrate English proficiency at the academic level by achieving a minimum acceptable score on one of the tests listed below. Test scores must be submitted to Capella directly from the testing agency, and you must have taken the test within the past two years.
3. International Evaluations: Capella accepts international transcript evaluations from all organizations that are approved members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (Please see the NACES for a full list of approved members)*. The following are examples of approved NACES Evaluators:
*All transcript evaluations must include a course-by-course breakdown and come directly from the evaluation service to Capella. Each evaluation service charges their own service fee; please check with the approved members of the NACES for additional information.
Some international students have additional requirements to meet based on their degree program or residency status. These requirements may include the following:
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