An applicant is considered for admission to the College of Graduate Studies on the basis of the performance of the applicant in his or her undergraduate program, a well-formulated objective for graduate study and recommendations from college faculty members acquainted with the student’s ability. In some instances, additional recommendations are required. The specific minimum requirements are:
- Earned Degree: All graduate applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants seeking admission to the Education Specialist must also possess a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants seeking admission to a doctoral degree must possess a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university unless otherwise indicated by department/program.
- Cumulative GPA: A 2.70 cumulative GPA for all previous academic work. All applicants with less than a 2.70 cumulative GPA on all undergraduate work are required to forward results of the GRE. GMAT is required for all business applicants. On the basis of the results of these examinations, the department will make a recommendation to the College of Graduate Studies. Other criteria affecting status of admission are program-specific.
- GRE requirement: It is within the discretion of the various departments to require the GRE (general test-institution code 1845) for all applicants. Please refer to the department website to determine if the GRE is required of all applicants. All international applicants who do not have a degree earned from a U.S. regionally accredited institution will be required to submit GRE scores for all graduate programs.
- MCAT requirement: MCAT scores may be required for some programs in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences (see programs for requirements)
- GMAT requirement: The GMAT is required of all applicants seeking admissions to the College of Business & Innovation. GRE scores may be used in lieu of the GMAT. Please check with the College of Business & Innovation. JD/MBA students may submit LSAT scores in lieu of the GMAT.
- Letters of Recommendation: Depending on the program, letters of recommendation are required. Refer to the specific program's admission criteria for the required number of letters of recommendation.
- Transcript requirement: See below for details.
- TOEFL/IETLS requirement: See below for details.
The College of Graduate Studies requires official transcripts from all universities/colleges you are currently attending or have attended.
- Official transcripts are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies.
- Transcripts not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial.
- Only official transcripts will be acceptable for final admission to the program.
- You may use the attached form to request transcripts from your other institutions - http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/files/Transcript_request.pdf
- Official transcripts/mark sheets are those sent directly from the institution to the College of Graduate Studies.
- Transcripts/mark sheets not received directly from the institution will be considered unofficial.
- Only official transcripts/mark sheets will be acceptable for final admission to the program.
- You must also provide official certified, or attested copies of all graduation certificates, diplomas or degree certificates needed to fulfill your admission.
- If you earned a degree from a U.S. degree granting institution, simply order a transcript to be sent to us directly from the school’s Registrars’ Office. We do not make photocopies of official documents.
- Documents given to the Graduate Admissions Office become the property of the College of Graduate Studies and will not be returned or forwarded.
- IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT TRANSLATIONS - You must submit clear and legible photocopies of precise word-for-word English translations of all foreign language documents. English translations must be provided by the issuing institution or you may contact a translation service. Please refer to http://naces.org/members.htm for a list of acceptable evaluators. All arrangements must be made by you directly with the translation service.
Official transcripts showing all credits (graduate and undergraduate) and all degrees earned must be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies from the issuing institution. Students who fail to provide official transcripts within the first semester of enrollment will not be permitted to register in subsequent semesters. Note: An official transcript is defined as one that is received directly from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope.
In addition to the requirements for regular admission, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from a standardized test of English as a foreign language unless the applicant has graduated from a U.S., regionally accredited college or university or completed at least one full time academic year of study from a regionally accredited institution earning a 3.0 or greater GPA. Language instruction courses do not fulfill this requirement. Applicants must achieve a minimum score on a standardized test of their choice as indicated below:
|Minimum Score MC|
|MCAT||Varies by Department|
|GRE Minimum||Varies by Department|
Please note - Test scores for TOEFL cannot be older than 2 years from the first day of the term that the student begins their program. Test scores for GRE/GMAT cannot be older than 5 years from the first day of the term that the student begins their program. In the event test scores are considered invalid and cancelled by ETS, The University of Toledo reserves the right to require submission of new test scores. Please contact the College of Graduate Studies if you have questions regarding this.
International Applicants, Financial Responsibility
- All international students must also demonstrate that they have adequate financial resources for their graduate education upon recommendation for admission. The College of Graduate Studies will initiate a request for documentation when appropriate.