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F.A.Q.

Please go to this link for more info on the programs we currently offer: ITU Degree Programs.

Please go to this link to begin the application process: ITU Online Application.

Currently the application fee is $85 for early applicants and $115 for regular applicants. Open Campus applicants do not pay an application fee. Please pay the application fee online at the end of the application. Please pay using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit card.

No, you can only apply to one program based on your academic and professional experience.

Yes you can. Please apply to take courses in a non-degree program by enrolling in our Open Campus Program. Please go to this link for more info: ITU Open Campus.

ITU Admissions admits students through rolling admission until the start of classes in the term an applicant wants to apply for. Please apply as soon as you can to give yourself enough time to complete your application.

Yes you can submit a GRE or GMAT test score. GRE or GMAT test scores are optional but highly recommended for applicants who have a cumulative GPA lower than 2.75. Please go to this link and scroll down to Institution and Program Codes for more info: ITU GRE/GMAT Codes.

Yes you can. Please submit unofficial transcripts as they can help Admissions do a preliminary review of your application. Please also submit official copies of your transcripts to complete your application.

Answer: Please write a complete Statement of Purpose in essay format, with no more than 750 words, describing your personal & professional goals and purpose for attending ITU. As your SOP informs the Admissions Committee of your reasons for attending ITU, please ensure there are no spelling or grammatical errors.

Please write a complete resume by including your most recent professional work experience. Also include academic work experience, project- based experience, degrees earned and skills learned. Please ensure your resume is no more than two pages.

Please call, email, make an appointment or go to this link and submit a ticket to Admissions to check on the status of your application: ITU Ticket Support. Our phone number is 1-888- 488-4968 and our email is admissions@itu.edu. ITU and U.S. federal privacy guidelines only allows Admissions to provide any updates on an application to the applicant directly.

The Admissions Committee carefully reviews each application. Please give us 1-2 weeks to inform you of our decision.

Please submit a new application and a new Statement of Purpose for your new major. All other documents from your previous application will transfer over to your new application if approved.

You must complete 36 credits in order to earn a master’s degree.

A full-time student is someone who is enrolled in three to four courses for any term and is charged the normal tuition rate. Please enroll in three to four courses in order to be enrolled as a full-time student.

A part-time student is someone who is enrolled in one to two courses for any term and is charged a reduced tuition rate. Please enroll in one to two courses in order to be enrolled as a part-time student.

Yes you can. Please make an appointment with an academic advisor once you become an ITU Student and register for an online course by going to the MyITU student web portal. ITU offers several online courses in all of our master’s programs for your convenience.

Yes you can transfer credits. For courses taken at a regionally accredited college in the US you can apply to transfer courses during the application process. Grades for these courses must be B or better and the Department Chair of the program you are applying for has to approve the transfer of these courses. ITU will take up to 9 transfer credits if they meet our requirements. Please contact the Admissions office for more information.

Currently the total tuition for a master’s program is $25,303. For a breakdown of all tuition fees please go to this link: ITU Tuition and Fees Guide.

Answer: Yes you can. All ITU students can pay their tuition in installments by signing up for the installment plan with the Accounting Office. Please go to this link for more info: ITU Installment Plan.

Yes you can. For students who have completed at least 9 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or above, you can apply for the Dr. Shu-Park Chan Academic Merit Scholarship. Please go to this link for more info: ITU Academic Merit Scholarship.

International Students

Yes, a foreign credential evaluation is required for all applicants who have completed coursework outside the US. The Admissions Committee reviews all previous undergraduate and graduate coursework to make an admissions decision.

ITU Admissions recommends applicants submit evaluations from these approved evaluation companies: ITU Approved Evaluation Companies.

Yes we can. ITU provides a streamlined process for handling your credential evaluation. We are providing this service to help expedite the credential evaluation process and to reduce any confusion that may occur during the evaluation process. Please contact our admissions department for additional information.

Yes you can. Any international applicant who has earned a degree from the US or an English speaking country can be waived from this requirement. Please provide an official US transcript or foreign credential evaluation for coursework taken outside the US to be considered for the waiver.

Proof of English Proficiency is a requirement that can be proven using<

one of the methods below:

  1. TOEFL exam with an overall score of 72 or better
  2. Academic IELTS exam with an overall score of 6.0 or better
  3. Bachelor’s or master’s degree earned in the US or an English speaking country
  4. Transcript demonstrating completion of an accredited ESL Learning program in the US or another country

A full-time international student is someone who is enrolled in 9 or more credit hours. Full-time enrollment is a requirement to maintain F-1 visa status. At ITU F-1 students are required to enroll in at least 9 credit hours per academic term or at least three (3) credit courses.

part-time international student is someone who is enrolled in less than 9 credit hours. Some Non F-1 visa students are eligible to enroll part-time. You can enroll in 1 or 2 courses to be considered part-time.

No, ITU accepts transfer credits from US regionally accredited schools. Up to 9 credits hours can be transferred from an in-progress US degree program into an ITU master’s program. Credits from a non-US degree program are not eligible for transfer.

No, you can take online courses but the majority of your coursework must be completed on campus. ITU has flexible course offerings for each of our programs. Courses are available 7 days a week and online. Please review our course schedule for more information.

During the admissions process, you will be able to contact our International Students Office for your Visa and SEVIS concerns and ask questions about the I-20 process. For personalized assistance, please either send the required visa documents to the International Students Office, or bring them with you during a scheduled appointment with this department.

Yes, all ITU students are required to have healthcare coverage. You can choose to enroll in ITU’s health insurance plan or enroll in a similar plan offered through another provider that meets our requirements. Please go to this link for more info: ITU Health Insurance.

As an applicant applying to ITU, the admissions department cannot provide you with specific CPT, Visa, or I-20 answers beyond what is listed on our webpage. Your specific situation can be discussed once you are an ITU student. During the application process, there are several options available to you outside of ITU.

For CPT questions please go to this link for more info: ITU Internship Policy.

For SEVIS questions please go to this link for more info: SEVIS Guidelines. An immigration lawyer or your former school’s Designated School Official (DSO), if you previously attended a US college or university, is an excellent resource for your international student questions.

During the application process, the International Student Office (ISO) will be able to assist you with these questions by email or through an in-person or Skype appointment.