When applying to ITU for graduate admission, you are expected to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to succeed in a rigorous educational environment.
We encourage you to apply as early as possible for your intended start term in order to receive an expedited decision. Applications for all terms are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Dates & Deadlines
New international students, F-1 seekers, and Change of Status
OCT 11, 2020
SEVIS transfer applicants
DEC 13, 2020
Domestic applicants and Open campus applicants
DEC 20, 2020
Last day to defer admission
JAN 08, 2021
Important Dates and Deadlines
Spring 2021 Trimester New Student Orientation: to be determined
Note: International Students Office (ISO) and Internship deadlines are not the same as Admissions deadlines. As the first step, students must be admitted before they can receive an I-20 or apply for internships.
Admissions, Spring 2021 Trimester
|New international students, F-1 seekers, and Change of Status applicants||October 11, 2020|
|SEVIS transfer applicants||December 13, 2020|
|Domestic applicants and Open Campus applicants||December 20, 2020|
|Last day to defer admission||January 8, 2021|
International Student Office (ISO), Spring 2021 Trimester
*Note to students: please submit your ISO documents before these deadlines to allow ISO enough time for I-20 processing. These are deadlines for ISO to process I-20s. Any questions about deadlines, email ISO*
Deadlines for I-20 Processing for Spring 2021 Admits
|Initial I-20s (for visa interview) and Change of Status I-20s (for applying for F-1 within US)||
December 11th, 2020
|SEVIS Transfer Deadline (for students to transfer their F1 SEVIS record to ITU)||December 28th, 2020|
|2nd Master students (ITU graduates who are doing their 2nd ITU Masters degree)||Same day as Orientation|
|Non-F1 student document processing||Same day as Orientation|
Internships, Spring 2021 Trimester
|Spring 2021 Change of Internship Provider: (ONLY for students participating in an internship during the Fall 2020 trimester)||Sept. 21, 2020||Oct. 30, 2020 by 5:00 PDT|
|All Internship Applications||Nov. 2, 2020||Dec. 28, 2020 by 5:00 PDT|
|New ITU Students Only||Nov. 16, 2020||Dec. 28, 2020 by 5:00 PDT. (Students who apply between Dec 29 and January 8, 2021 will have a start date of Jan. 25, 2021.)|
|*New Internship Provider Only||Jan 8, 2021||Feb. 5, 2021. With a start date of Feb. 15, 2021.|
|*New Internship Provider Only||Feb. 6, 2021||March 12, 20201, with a start date of March 22, 2021.|
|Change of Internship (only for students participating in a full fall 2020 term)
** Does not apply to short term (5-10 weeks) internship.
|Jan. 25, 2021||March 5, 2021 by 5:00 Pm PDT. Internship start date will be a minimum of one week after applying.|
Registrar's Office, Spring 2021 Trimester
|Class Schedule Published||November 21, 2020|
|Registration Before Term Begins||November 25 – January 10, 2021|
|Leave of Absence deadline||January 10, 2021|
|Late Registration (additional fees apply if registering the first time)||January 11 – January 22|
|Registration Adjustment Add/Drop Period:||January 11 – January 22|
|Petition to Graduate Deadline for reduced course load- final term||January 22, 2021|
|Withdrawal Period* (to receive a “W”)||January 22 – January 21|
|Online Session I Classes||January 11 – February 28|
|Online Session II Classes||March 1 – April 25|
|Holidays (campus closed)||Refer to Calendar|
|Grades Due (by Faculty)||April 28, 2021|
Find your path
While grades and test scores are important factors to consider when universities admit students, ITU looks beyond these numbers and stats. We take a holistic approach and consider the student’s academic rigor and professional and life experiences that make up the whole student. Please review our admissions requirements below.
You will need:
All eligible applicants must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent degree from an accredited institution. ITU reserves the right to probe or prohibit educational credential submissions on an ad-hoc basis.
The application for admission must be successfully completed and submitted online. Please note that after submission, no changes to your application can be made. In addition, please make copies of all submitted documents for your personal use, as ITU does not provide originals or copies of submitted documents. After clicking this link to apply, you will be redirected to the application page. Apply Now.
A $100 application fee is payable by Visa, Discover or MasterCard major credit cards and non-refundable.
Statement of Purpose
Statement of Purpose
At ITU, students are motivated and committed to complete their respective programs with the ultimate goal of enhancing their fields of study. The Admissions Review Committee wants to understand your goals and career plans as they relate to your academic endeavors. A 750-word, typed, well written, statement explaining why you wish to pursue graduate study in your particular program at ITU must include your name as it appears on your application and be uploaded to the Statement of Purpose section of the application. Mailed submissions are not accepted.
Statement of Purpose
Official Transcripts & Degree Conferral
We welcome students from all majors and backgrounds and look for demonstration of aptitude for both quantitative and qualitative coursework. Admitted undergrad students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Admitted grad students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. If you have less than the above mentioned GPA and your undergraduate curriculum did not include quantitative coursework, we strongly recommend that you take the GRE or GMAT to demonstrate your quantitative abilities.
You may upload unofficial or student reported documentation for admissions consideration. However, ITU will require official transcripts directly from the awarding institution prior to providing an admissions decision. Official transcripts may be emailed directly from the applicant’s registrar to email@example.com, or physically mailed to our mailing address in a sealed envelope. Alternatively, we also accept official transcripts via electronic document delivery services such as Parchment, National Clearinghouse, and others.
English Language Proficiency Test
English Language Proficiency Testing
Mastery of the English language is critical to the ITU learning experience. All US citizens and US Permanent Residents whose first language is not English and or who have not completed a bachelor’s degree in the United States must demonstrate English language proficiency including reading, writing and comprehension.
ITU accepts TOEFL iBT (72 or better), and/or IELTS Academic (overall band of 6.0 or higher).
All test scores need to be sent to ITU from the testing center, and these need to have been completed at least 2 years prior to the applicants intended start term.
Please inquire about the possibility of waivers by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Government issued identification (e.g. Passport or Drivers License)
- Statement of purpose (500 – 750 words)
- English proficiency*
- official transcripts***
- 2 letters of recommendation
GPA – 3.0 or higher for graduate degrees; or 2.75 or higher for undergraduate degrees
- $100 application fee
* Accepted forms of English proficiency are: TOEFL – 72 or higher, IELTS Academic – overall band of 6.0 or higher. All scores must be officially sent to ITU from the testing center, and must have been earned no more than 2 years prior to the applicant’s intended start date. Inquire with email@example.com about eligibility for waivers from the English language proficiency requirements
**recommended but not required
***course by course evaluation required if degree was completed overseas
The term applicants require the following:
- Statement of purpose: A statement of purpose should address the applicant’s reasons for seeking the doctoral degree and how this program will advance his/her personal and career goals
- Official transcripts from all awarding institutions and degrees earned
- 3 letters of recommendation
- Current Resume or C.V
- For English Language Proficiency TOEFL 78 or higher, IELTS Academic 6.5 or higher
- Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Required GRE or GMAT
- $100 application fee
- Completed application form online
- Minimum 30 credit hours beyond a Bachelor’s degree, (such as Master courses, Doctoral courses or Certificates), or at least five (5) years of experience – Chair approval is required
- Peregrine Inbound Exam: All admitted DBA students are required to take the Peregrine Inbound exam during the first trimester of the DBA program. A minimum score of 50% is required. If a student doesn’t achieve the required minimum score, he/she must submit GMAT or GRE examination scores within three (3) terms of starting the program (no minimum score required).
Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to admit international students in the doctoral program. We are working towards this goal, so please check back in the coming months!
Not required, but nice to have:
Letter of Recommendation
Letters of Recommendation
ITU does not require letters of recommendation for admission consideration to ITU programs. In cases where the applicant’s prior academic background/ experience is not in the STEM fields, submission of letters of recommendation from field-professionals is highly recommended.
To be accepted, letter must be:
• Composed within the past six months
• Submitted on company letterhead
• in PDF format
GRE or GMAT
ITU does not require GRE or GMAT test score submissions for admission consideration. If the applicants GPA is lower than requirements mentioned above, submission of scores from GRE/GMAT exams is highly recommended.
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