To be considered for admission to a CAMD graduate program, international applicants must show proof of English proficiency. This requirement can be met by submitting satisfactory results on either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
Please note that TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for two years. Scores must be valid at the time your application is received. Official score reports must be sent to Northeastern University directly from the testing agency.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
We expect a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT), 250 on the Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT), or 600 on the Paper-Based TOEFL (PBT). You should plan to take the exam well in advance of our application deadline as it may take up to six weeks for your official score report to be sent to CAMD (depending on your test center location and test format).
Our institution code for score reporting purposes is 3682.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
We expect a minimum overall band score of 7.0 on the IELTS.
International applicants can waive the TOEFL/IELTS requirement if they submit documentation that they have received a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a college or university in which English is the only language of instruction.
Transcript & Degree Evaluations
Applicants who have received or will be receiving a degree from an institution outside the United States are required to submit all transcripts, as well as certified English translations, with their application. Accepted students who plan to enroll at CAMD are further required to submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation. Please see details below:
Please upload copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts and diplomas (if available), as well as certified English translations of all documents, to the online portal.
If you are accepted and plan to enroll in a CAMD graduate program, you must submit an official course-by-course transcript evaluation indicating conferral of an undergraduate degree equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. This evaluation is more than an English translation; it is a document provided by an accredited evaluation agency that shows all grades, course titles, credit hours, United States degree equivalency, grade point average (GPA), and date of degree conferral.
A copy of your final transcript/mark sheets must accompany your evaluation. If your evaluation agency does not include a copy of your transcript with their report, please send a copy to our office at:
CAMD Graduate Studies
Attn: Cathy Bright, Graduate Enrollment Manager
360 Huntington Ave.
100 Meserve Hall
Boston MA 02115
A detailed transcript evaluation must be submitted by August 15.
Please request an official course-by-course transcript evaluation for all international institutions where a degree was conferred from one of the following agencies:
| Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
|Center for Educational Documentation
P.O. Box 170116
Boston, MA 02117
|World Education Services
P.O. Box 5087
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Certification of Finances
Accepted international applicants planning to enroll at CAMD must submit a completed I-20 Request Form at least 16 weeks prior to the start of classes. Students cannot receive visa application forms, required to register for courses, unless they file the e-form certifying that they have enough financial support to cover all educational and living expenses.
International applicants already in the United States must also submit a copy of their current SEVIS I-20 or DS-2019 form, current visa, I-94 card (front and back), identity page of a valid foreign passport, and an Office of Global Services Transfer-In Form. If you do not require an I-20 or DS-2019, please complete the Data Form.