International Students

English Proficiency

Applicants for whom English is a non-native language must demonstrate English proficiency.

Graduate and post baccalaureate applicants who received a baccalaureate degree or higher from Seattle University or a recognized college or university in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia who remain in a country where English is the primary language for two years will not be required to submit English proficiency test scores.

  • Minimum TOEFL score of 580 (92 internet-based or 237 computer-based score) or higher;
  • Pearson Test of English (63%)
  • IELTS (7.0) score


If not originally in English, transcripts must be submitted in both the original language and a certified English translation.


Applicants seeking an F-1 student visa must also submit a Declaration of Finances form.


Please note that the College of Education does not offer scholarships for international students.

Learn more

For more information on international applications, visit Graduate Admissions for International Students

International application deadlines 

International applicants living overseas should submit an application six months prior to the quarter they wish to enroll or the program deadline, whichever is earlier.

  • Fall Quarter: April 1
  • Winter Quarter: September 1
  • Spring Quarter: December 1
  • Summer Quarter: January 1