Admission to Graduate Programs

Academic Credentials

It is the expectation that students applying for entrance into a graduate program will submit one of the following for admission consideration:

  • Official transcript conferring a bachelor's degree (for master-level programs) or graduate degree (for doctoral-level programs) earned.
    • Additional transcripts may be required at the request of the Office of Admission if necessary for evaluation. By omitting a previous institution during the application process, students waive the ability to be granted transfer or prerequisite credit.
    • A student applying to an academic program using the WebAdmit application will be required to submit transcripts from all previously attended university's as WebAdmit requires.
  • Attested credentials from a University-recognized document verification agency of all college–level work (i.e., Centralized Application Service application).

Admission into Graduate Programs

Application procedures vary by program and interested graduate student candidates, regardless of program or degree-seeking status, should fill out the application form for the specific program where they plan to take classes as well as meet the individual program application requirements and procedures described in their chosen graduate programs’ section of the catalog.

A student may challenge his/her admission status by appealing to the Graduate Student Academic Standards Committee.

Admission Policy

The University of Findlay takes matters of falsification or omission of information on the admission application seriously. Falsification or omission of any admission-related data include, but is not limited to, high schools attended, colleges or universities attended, and GPAs or GRE/GMAT scores submitted. If any falsification or omission of information on the admission application is discovered during the admission process, the application, at the sole option of the University, may be considered null and void, and may be rejected. If any falsification or omission of information on the admission application is discovered after admission has been granted, that granting of admission, at the sole option of the University, may be immediately rescinded, and the applicant’s student status may be terminated.

The University of Findlay reserves the right to make program and admission requirement changes without prior notice.

Office of International Admissions and Services

The Office of International Admissions and Services evaluates all transcripts earned from institutions outside the United States. For further information, please contact:

The University of Findlay

Office of International Admissions and Services

1000 North Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 USA

E-mail: international@findlay.edu

Phone: 419-434-4558

FAX: 419-434-5507

Note Regarding International Credentials

Standards for admission to undergraduate and graduate programs are not consistent throughout the world or from country to country. When evaluating foreign credentials for graduate admission, a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution may not be an appropriate benchmark. Depending upon the system of education in a particular country, other factors must be used to determine equivalency for graduate admission purposes: duration of study in terms of hours per day and months per year, type of institution, degrees awarded, course of study, access to next level of education within the country, accreditation, license, Ministry of Education (MOE) recognition, certification of competency or examination results. Depending upon length of the secondary education (12 to 14 years), a three-year baccalaureate degree in some countries may be considered the equivalent of the U.S. baccalaureate degree (16 years). In addition, some three-year baccalaureate degrees require study throughout the entire calendar year and also may be considered the equivalent of the U.S. baccalaureate degree for graduate admission.

English Exam Admissions Standards

The University of Findlay currently accepts the following English Proficiency Tests and their scoring equivalents:

IELP ADMISSION ONLY
   IELTS TOEFL Accuplacer CEFR Duolingo Cambridge Pearson
(PTE)
GRE GMAT
    Paper CBT IBT Average Writing            
Basic
IELP
1.0-4.5 333-397 57-931 17-31 0-59 1-2 A1 10-70 80-119 0-35 X X
Beginning
IELP
5 400-447 97-130 32-44 60-79 3 A2 75-80 120-139 36-41 X X
Intermediate
IELP
5.5 450-497 133-170 45-60 80-99 4 B1 85-90 140-159 42-49 X X
 Successful Completion of Intermediate IELP = Mainstreamed to Undergraduate Degree Programs
Advanced IELP,
Direct admit
Undergraduate/
Foundations
6 500-547 173-210 61-78 100-109 5 B2 95-100 160-170 50-57 X X
Successful Completion of Advanced IELP = Mainstreamed to Graduate Degree Programs
Direct Admit Categories
  IELTS TOEFL Accuplacer CEFR Duolingo Cambridge Pearson
(PTE)
GRE GMAT
    Paper CBT IBT Average Writing            
GRAD Program w/ESL Composite 6.5 with bands below 6.0 IBT 79 with
Reading Band below 16
Writing Band below 22
Speaking Band below 18
Listening Band below 16
110
Listening 100
Reading 100
5.5 X 105-110
minimum of 95 across all bands
171-179 minimum of 160 in all bands 58-63 minimum of 50 across all bands Verbal 140-149
Analytical Writing 3
649-550
Graduate Program only Composite at 6.5 with all bands at/above minimum 6.0 550-583 with all bands at/above minimum 213-237 with all bands at/above minimum 79 with all bands at/above minimum 110 with all bands at/above minimum 6+ C1 105-110 with all bands at/above minimum 171-179 with all bands at/above minimum 58-63 with all bands at/above minimum Verbal 150+
Analytical Writing 3.5+
650+
Composite 7 with all bands at/above minimum 6.0 587-597 with all bands at/above minimum 240-247 with all bands at/above minimum 94 with all bands at/above minimum 120+ with all bands at/above minimum 6+ 115-120 with all bands at/above minimum 180-199 with all bands at/above minimum 65-78 with all bands at/above minimum
Composite 7.5 with all bands at/above minimum 6.0 600-633 with all bands at/above minimum 250-267 with all bands at/above minimum 100 with all bands at/above minimum 125-130 with all bands at/above minimum
Composite 8 with all bands at/above minimum 6.0 637 with all bands at/above minimum 270 with all bands at/above minimum 110 with all bands at/above minimum 135-140 with all bands at/above minimum
Composite 8.5 with all bands at/above minimum 6.0 640+ with all bands at/above minimum 273+ with all bands at/above minimum 111+ with all bands at/above minimum C2 145-150 with all bands at/above minimum 200-210 with all bands at/above minimum 79+ with all bands at/above minimum
Composite 9 with all bands at/above minimum 6.0 155-160 with all bands at/above minimum

This chart will be updated as necessary to include other appropriate English Proficiency tests and their scoring equivalents.

Undergraduate Students Enrolling in Graduate Courses

An undergraduate student, not enrolled in pharmacy, at The University of Findlay who wishes to enroll in graduate courses may do so under the following conditions: 1) the student must be within his/her last semester of undergraduate course work; 2) the student must have all major, minor and/or competency requirements satisfied; 3) the student must be on the undergraduate graduation list for the semester he/she wishes to enroll at the graduate level and 4) the student may not take more than nine semester hours of graduate course work. Students enrolled in the College of Pharmacy wishing to enroll in graduate-level courses, must meet the dual enrollment eligibility requirements as well as adhere to the contract requirements as listed within the College of Pharmacy; they are also eligible to take up to 12 credits of graduate courses in the other degree pathway, prior to becoming a P5 student.

Transfer Student Policy

A student applying for transfer admission to The University of Findlay must be in good academic standing as a graduate student at the accredited post-secondary institution which he/she attended prior to application. A student under academic suspension or dismissed from another institution will not be admitted to The University of Findlay until eligible to return to the former institution.

Non-Degree Seeking

Students may be allowed to take individual classes without planning to pursue a degree depending on program. Programs that permit non-degree seeking students to register for individual classes without seeking a degree are the Master of Arts of Education, the Master of Arts in TESOL and Applied Linguistics, the Master of Arts of Rhetoric and Writing, and the Master of Business Administration. Non-degree students should follow standard application procedures for these graduate programs in order to take classes within these programs.

Online Learning

The University of Findlay serves those who wish to earn academic degrees by taking online courses. Students attending Findlay can complete various undergraduate as well as graduate degrees in the online learning environment.

In addition, individual online courses in various programs are offered each academic semester, giving those seeking a degree the opportunity to supplement the traditional classroom experience with online learning.

The University of Findlay is part of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), and as such, is restricted to recruiting and educating online students from states that are also members of NC-SARA or in which formal approval to offer online education is not required (e.g., CA). Therefore, students residing outside of the state of Ohio at the time of their enrollment in online education must reside in a SARA approved state (http://www.nc-sara.org/state-actions/state-actionsregarding-sara) or California. A student not residing in an approved state will not be eligible to enroll in online course offerings.

For additional information on NC-SARA, and the University of Findlay’s compliance therein, please refer to https://www.findlay.edu/about-uf/stateauthorizations.