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International Students

International Students

Bienvenido, Bienvenue, Boas Vindas, Benvenuto, Willkommen! Добро Пожаловать! Welcome International Students!

Florida Tech is pleased to accept international students into undergraduate and graduate programs online.* The university defines an international applicant as any non-U.S. citizen or any U.S. citizen whose high school degree, undergraduate degree or undergraduate course work was earned outside of the U.S.

Florida Tech recognizes international diplomas and credits taken at accredited secondary and post-secondary institutions once all appropriate official documentation and credentials are received and translated (where necessary). Credit is granted in accordance with the NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). Students presenting diplomas indicating academic work beyond the high school level will have academic work evaluated by the Office of Online Learning with oversight by the Office of the Registrar. The Registrar will determine the exact number and nature of courses granted once the international evaluation is received.

Application Procedure for International Students

International students are required to submit the following items in order to apply for admission:

  • A copy of the bachelor’s degree transcripts or complete set of mark sheets (graduate applicants only)
    • Degree bearing transcripts or mark sheets must indicate the degree has been conferred and, if not, the student must also provide a copy of the official certificate of completion.
    • For graduate applicants who have an international bachelor’s degree plus a U.S. degree higher than a bachelor’s degree, a copy of degree bearing transcripts will be required from both schools.
  • A copy of proof of English proficiency, if applicable (see Demonstrating English Language Proficiency below)
  • A copy of proof of citizenship, if applicable
  • The university may require an original international transcript evaluation from an approved international evaluation agency (please see list of approved evaluators below).

Please note: For both undergraduate and graduate applicants, any documents, including transcripts, not in English will need official translations in accordance with that policy.

Send official documents with admissions papers to:

University Alliance

9417 Princess Palm Avenue
Tampa, FL 33619
Toll-free: 855-300-1469
International: 1 813-612-5306
Fax: 800-525-5561

Demonstrating English Language Proficiency

Students who are not native English speakers must demonstrate English language proficiency. Students who are active-duty U.S. military servicemembers from all U.S. territories are exempt from this requirement.

International candidates must prove English language proficiency by at least one of the following:

  • A minimum score 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of at least a 79 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) or a score of at least 6 on the IELTS, earned no more than two years before attendance at Florida Tech
  • Attended for three consecutive years and graduation from an accredited or state-approved mainland U.S. high school where English is the language of instruction
  • Successful completion of a total of 20 semester hours at a regionally accredited, mainland U.S. university or college where English is the language of instruction, including three semester hours of English that qualify as transfer credit for Florida Tech’s Composition and Rhetoric (COM 1101) course
  • Successful completion of a NAFSA-recognized ESL program

Approved Evaluation Agencies for International Students

Florida Tech’s graduate admissions department will perform the credential evaluation internally once a student’s complete application file has been received, including determining equivalency of a student’s foreign credentials to U.S. degree programs. If warranted, the graduate admissions department reserves the right to require an independent credential evaluation from an applicant. If required, the applicant must submit a course-by-course certified credential evaluation from an approved “Credential Evaluation Service." See approved list of agencies below.**

World Education Services

P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 1-800-937-3895
Fax: 212-966-6395

Educational Credentials Evaluators

P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411

Translation Enterprise

P.O. Box 831885
Miami, FL 33283
Phone: 305-206-9816

* Florida Tech does not provide any kind of assistance in obtaining student visas or in translating documents. 

**Agencies are subject to change. For the most accurate list please click here and view Credential Evaluation and Translation Services.