International Technological University Located at
2711 N. 1st St., San Jose, CA.
Phone: 888-488-4968
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Graduate Admissions

When To Apply

You can start working on your application now! We will help you gather the required documents in your file until you’re ready to apply and pay the application fee.

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis during the cycles below.

The sooner you apply, the sooner you will receive a decision from us.

International applicants coming from overseas should apply in the first month (May, September, or January) of each admission cycle to ensure enough processing time for student visas if admitted.

TermApplications Start/End DateClasses Start
SpringSeptember 15 – December 15January 19th
SummerJanuary 15 – April 15May 16th
May 15 – August 15September 12th

TBD-Estimated date

Office Hours

Appointments Only* Please use the "Admissions Appointment System" to schedule a phone or walk-in appointment.Weekend appointments are subject to staff availability. (Students must checkin at Info desk)
Monday - Friday9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Master’s Degree Program Admissions Policy

Effective Fall 2015

Students applying for admission into ITU master’s degree programs are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to succeed in a rigorous graduate educational environment. As such, successful applicants who are admitted to the University should have earned (the equivalent of) a US bachelor’s degree with a cumulative 2.75 GPA or above, or (the equivalent of) a US master’s degree with a cumulative 3.0 GPA or above. Degrees earned in the United States must be from a regionally accredited US institution. In some cases, ITU may also consider other evidence of readiness for academic studies at the graduate level, including: outstanding undergraduate work in the major, completion of graduate-level coursework at a 3.0 GPA or above, post-baccalaureate studies, and professional certifications.

Given the diversity of grading scales and accreditation standards worldwide, ITU requires that any foreign credentials (i.e. undergraduate/graduate diploma and transcript) be evaluated by an approved third-party evaluation service. The University will only accept foreign credentials that are deemed by the approved service provider as equivalent to a US bachelor’s or master’s degree. International applicants will also need to provide proof of English proficiency (see ITU’s English Proficiency policy).

Approved by AQC on May 4, 2015

Master’s Degree Program Admissions Checklist

All applicants must submit the following as evidence of their academic background and abilities:

  • Sealed official transcripts from all universities attended. Transcripts, listing courses taken and grades received, must be mailed directly from the institution or through a verified e-Transcript provider. ITU has partnered with Parchment for e-Transcript submissions.
  • Additional transcripts must be submitted for transfer credits from all post-secondary institutions. Foreign transferred credits are subject to credential evaluation (please see additional international admissions requirements). Transcripts must be issued directly from the institution, listing courses taken and grades received.
  • Statement of Purpose essay (500-750 words). Topic: “Please describe why you are interested in the intended program of study, and how you hope to use this education to achieve your future goals.”
  • Resume demonstrating relevant work or volunteer experience. 2 pages maximum.
  • GRE or GMAT scores recommended. Scores must be sent directly from the testing center.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation recommended (required if undergraduate cumulative GPA is lower than 2.75). Letters should speak to the student’s professional and academic experience and potential to succeed in graduate school.
  • All applicants must submit identification documentation to the Office of Admissions in the form of: a valid government issued identification card or unexpired passport.

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

  • Foreign credential evaluation for any non-US degrees. ITU will accept foreign transcript evaluations from NACES-recognized service providers, such as International Education Research Foundation (IERF) and World Education Services (WES). You must select “International Technological University” as a receiving institution for this service.
  • Proof of English proficiency. Students may demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following ways:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination. ITU looks for a score of 80* or better for the internet-based test (ibt).
    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination. ITU looks for a band score of 6.5* or better for the academic module.
    • Accredited bachelor’s or master’s degree from a regionally accredited US institution or from a native English-speaking country.
    • Evidence that the applicant’s first language is English. Applicant should submit documentation that s/he was schooled in a country where English is the official language and language of instruction.
    • Transcript demonstrating the completion of an accredited ESL program in the US, or in a non-US Anglophone country, with a proficiency level equivalent to a B2 or above, according to the Common European Framework (CEFR).

*Students whose TOEFL or IELTS scores do not meet this benchmark will be required to partake
in additional language training either prior to or upon arrival at ITU, depending on the student’s
level of proficiency.

** All documents submitted for admission become property of the University and will not be returned.

Institution and Program Codes 
GMAT Program Codes
Institution Code8857
DI Code4446

How to Submit Your Admission Documents


Official documents may be submitted via post:

  • Official Test Scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Official Transcripts*

Please have the testing center or your university send documents to:
Office of Admission
2711 N 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95134


We currently accept online submissions for the following:

  • Electronic Transcripts (if your institution provides this service)
  • Course by course evaluation (you must select “International Technological University” as a receiving institution for this service).

ITU Online Document Submission Form

Submit Documents Online

Tips for Applying

  1. Choose a good email address for your Online Application
    • Notifications about your application – including decisions – are sent via email so be sure to provide an email address you check regularly.
  2. Submit your documents early
    • Everything must be submitted before we can review your application!
  3. International Students Only – Learn more about the international student document submission process.

Foreign credential evaluations can take time. Plan at least 2-3 weeks to process.

Last modified: May 11, 2016