Permanent Residents

In order to verify your U.S. Permanent Resident status, and to complete your admission profile to clear you for admission and enrollment at Park University, you will need to submit an enlarged, color copy of the front and back of your U.S. Permanent Resident Card.

The enlarged, color copy of the front and back of your U.S. Permanent Resident Card may be emailed directly to the International Education at international@park.edu, or sent via mail to:
Park University
International Education
8700 NW River Park Dr. PMB#3
Parkville, MO 64152

ENGLISH PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENTS

Please see our English proficiency requirements here.
All incoming students are also required to take the COMPASS English (and Math) placement test(s) before enrolling in Park University academic courses.  To schedule your appointment for testing, please contact the Testing Center at (816) 584-6887; appointments are required for testing, with one (1) day advance notice.

TRANSFER OF CREDIT FROM FOREIGN CREDENTIALS

Park University accepts transfer credit from international credentials.  The transfer of credit is facilitated between the student and Park University by the International Education office. In order to request transfer credit from an international credential you will need to submit:

  1. Official transcript/mark sheets (including any graduation or degree certificates), in the native language, issued by the international institution
  2. Official English translation of any transcripts/mark sheets and graduation/degree certificates issued in a language other than English
  3. Foreign Credential Evaluation Report (FCE)

You can find more information in this Q&A document for transfer of international credit.

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.