International Admissions Requirements

Application Requirements

In addition to our program-specific application requirements, our international applicants must submit the following:

Transcript Evaluation

Students must submit official academic records from all schools they have attended. In addition to official academic records, students must also submit official “Course-by-course” transcript evaluation(s) of all international coursework with the exception of Canadian coursework, which can be evaluated by Pacific Oaks.

Pacific Oaks College requires evaluations from a NACES approved evaluation agency and recommends:

  • World Education Services
  • Educational Perspectives
  • International Education Research Foundation

Please also note that Pacific Oaks College does not pay the cost of a credential evaluation. This fee must be paid by the student.

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

All applicants for whom English is a second language, with the exception of applicants who have an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, or 60 transfer credits from a university in which the language of instruction is English, must take the international TOEFL and have the scores sent directly to the Admissions Office. A score of 550 or above on the paper-based exam—or 79 and above on the Internet-based exam—is required for admission. IELTS score of 6.5 or higher is also accepted. Scores may be no more than two years old.