International Graduate Admissions - Within U.S.

International student update – March 16, 2021
Park University has currently adopted a hybrid model for Spring 2021 which includes face to face and online classes. International students can maintain their status through taking the minimum number of online or face to face classes (12 total credit hours for undergraduate or 6 credit hours for graduate students).
Park University plans to offer more face-to-face course offerings in Fall 2021 which begins in August 2021.
The USA has issued several travel bans for students entering the USA from certain countries. Please visit the CDC website for more details on the countries impacted.

Steps for Admissions – Inside the United States

  1. Complete the  Park University application form. Indicate your country of citizenship and country of residence, even if they are the same as the country of birth.
  2. Pay the non-refundable application fee of $100 as part of application form
    • Application fee includes express I-20 mailing fee if admitted
  3. Send official or unofficial transcripts from your college/university from all institutions attended. Certified English translations of the transcripts should be provided for transcripts that are in a language other than English. A minimum 2.75 or higher cumulative (overall) GPA is required based on a 4.0 scale. (Note that individual programs have their own GPA requirements.)
  4.  Students must meet one of the following to meet the English requirement of Park University.

      • An official TOEFL score with a minimum iBT test score of 79 or paper test score of 550 (The TOEFL code for Park University is 6574)
      • An official IELTS minimum score of 6.5.
      • An official ITEP minimum academic score of 3.9.

    Please find other details and exemptions to the English requirement here.

No TOEFL or IELTS score is required for admission to the program.

  1. An Affidavit of Support  signed by you sponsor and supporting bank statement(s) in US Dollars showing the ability to finance one year of study. For more information, please see financial supporting documentation below.
  2. Color copy of your passport, I-20 and visa and I-94.
  3. Additional Requirements: Most graduate programs will require additional supporting documentation. For more information, view the Graduate Admissions section.

For transfer students from a U.S. school, the international student transfer eligibility form should be completed by your current DSO and returned.
These documents may be emailed or mailed directly to Office of International Students.

Park University
Office of International Students
8700 NW River Park Dr PMB#3
Parkville, MO 64152
international@park.edu

FINANCIAL SUPPORT DOCUMENTATION

With the Affidavit of Support  signed by your sponsor you must also submit financial documentation (such as a bank statement) less than 6 months old to verify your support or more to live in the United States and study at Park for one year ($18,516 for non-MBA graduate programs and $19,416 for the MBA program).

GRADUATE

Costs and Tuition Fees - 9 Months Estimated CostTotal
Tuition/Fees$7,380*
Cost of Living$10,000
Books (estimated)$1,000
Health Insurance$1,488
Estimated Total$19,868
MBA Program - 9 months estimated costTotal
Tuition/Fees$8,280*
Cost of Living$10,000
Books (estimated)$1,000
Health Insurance$1,488
Estimated Total$20,768

*The tuition fee above is based on 6 credits per semester (12 credits per year) at $580.00 per credit hour and additional $75 instructional fee per credit hour for the MBA program. Please note that all graduate international students are required to fulfill a minimum of 6 credit hours each semester.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Fall Semester (Starts in August) – May 1

Spring Semester (Starts in January) – October 15

Individual programs may have their own application deadlines.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Q: I have done some college coursework back in my country; can I have those credits transferred to Park University?

A: Yes!  Any student wishing to receive transfer credit for coursework undertaken at a foreign institution must request a Foreign Credential Evaluation from an accredited evaluation company.  Common companies include World Evaluation Services, Foreign Credits International Experts, and Josef Silny & Associates, Inc., International Education Consultants. Students must contact the company directly; request a detailed report with course level identification which must also be sent directly to the office of International Student Admissions and Services.

Q: What documents are needed for official transfer of credit at Park?

A: It takes the following documents to receive transfer of credit:

  • An official transcript with official translation or Foreign Credential Evaluation Report
    • Course descriptions may be needed to receive credit for specific courses at Park.

Q: What is a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) Report?

A: A Foreign Credential Evaluation Report (FCE Report) is a report completed by a recognized foreign credential evaluation company in the United States, which demonstrates how your education compares with U.S. university undergraduate studies, including a course-by-course evaluation and a U.S. GPA. A student must have earned an equivalent U.S. “C” or better for the course to be eligible for transfer to Park. All courses are transferred in as “TR” and do not affect the Park GPA.

Q: How long does the transfer credit process take?

A: In general, the evaluation of international transcripts can take four to six weeks.

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.