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. Transcript evaluation: International college or university transcripts must be evaluated and reviewed for eligibility when you apply. You may choose to have your transcripts evaluated by an approved organization and sent to Capella, or to have Capella process an evaluation. The evaluation is not a guarantee of admission. If you prefer to have Capella conduct the evaluation of your international transcripts, a $100 non-refundable fee is required before we can begin the process. This is in addition to any other application fee. The evaluation is applicable for Capella programs only and might not be accepted by other academic institutions.
To submit your transcripts to Capella for evaluation, ask your school(s) to mail an official copy of your transcripts to:
225 South 6th Street, 9th Floor
Minneapolis MN 55402
If you are unable to have the school send an official copy to Capella, you may submit a notarized photocopy of your official transcript to the address above. Note: each page of the transcript must be notarized.
Capella accepts international transcript evaluations from any of the following organizations*:
*All transcript evaluations must come directly from the evaluation service to Capella.
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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