Admissions Credentials: International Students
To apply for graduate admission, an international student should submit the following documents:
- Official transcripts from post-secondary study translated into English
- Results of the TOEFL examination or an equivalent test if English is not the first language
- An English writing sample in the form of a one-page typed essay
- Statement of finances
Students who hold a degree from a non-domestic institution or students who have completed credits at non-domestic institutions must have their transcripts evaluated by a transfer evaluation service recognized by the College. Transfer credit is evaluated according to program specific handbooks.
Dismissals and Re-admissions
Matriculated students who fail to achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 after each semester may be subject to dismissal procedures. Policies pertaining to the re-admission of students also vary across graduate programs. Please consult each program’s Graduate Student Handbook for specific details.
Full-Time and Part-Time Status
Nine credit hours per semester constitute a full-time load for graduate students.
No student will be permitted to schedule an academic credit overload (over 9 credits) without the written permission of the Director of the graduate program in which the student is enrolled.
All student charges must be paid in full by the invoice due date before the start of each semester. Students are not permitted to attend classes, unless full payment has been remitted or a payment plan has been prearranged with student accounts. Students who are not in good financial standing with the College will not be eligible to receive diplomas, transcripts or register for future semesters. The Trustees of the College have the right to adjust tuition charges and fees when necessary.
Graduate assistantships are designed to promote the educational goals and objectives of a master’s program by providing students with opportunities to actively participate in a range of instructional, research, and other campus activities which serve to promote mastery of knowledge in their chosen field of specialization. For certain assistantships, a graduate student must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester. For further information, please consult the graduate program descriptions.
Maximum Period of Candidacy
Policies pertaining to the maximum number of years that a student may qualify as a matriculated student vary across graduate programs. Please consult each program’s Graduate Student Handbook for specific details.
Procedure for Application and Matriculation
Matriculation is a student's formal acceptance as a degree candidate at Cedar Crest. The date of matriculation is the first day of classes in the term in which the student is enrolled after having satisfied all matriculation requirements. Matriculation is required for any student who plans to receive financial aid and/or declare an academic major.
Students intending to complete a degree are encouraged to matriculate upon entry. The date of matriculation determines the liberal education requirements and major requirements under which the student will graduate, unless the student chooses to graduate according to provisions enacted by the faculty and stipulated in subsequent catalogs. Students who do not matriculate upon entry are required to do so depending upon the policies of the graduate program to which they are is admitted. In the event that a course section reaches its enrollment maximum, matriculated students are given preference over non-matriculated students.
Policies pertaining to visiting students vary across graduate programs. Please consult each Graduate Student Handbook for specific details. In all cases, however, if a graduate course reaches its enrollment maximum, matriculated students are given preference over non-matriculated students.