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.

International applicants may be eligible for Pacific Oaks' International Student Scholarship. Visit our Scholarships page for more information.