International Graduate Students Application Requirements
The Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling welcomes applications from international students. Graduates of regionally accredited American colleges and universities or of recognized, comparable degree-granting institutions abroad are eligible to apply for graduate study. This typically means the completion of a degree of at least four years duration beyond the 12th year of school.
The graduate school will consider requests for conditional admission on a case by case basis. Usually the condition is submitting proof of English proficiency and/or the submission of required scores from a standardized test such as the GRE. Candidates who wish to be considered for conditional admission must submit all required documentation including the application. Once all required materials are received, the application will be given to program faculty for review. Conditional admission decisions are made by faculty. Students may request conditional admission prior to the published application deadlines.
International student applicants are required to submit the following in addition to the admissions requirements of their intended program of study:
Graduates of a non-U.S. university system are required to provide officially evaluated and translated copies of all their college transcripts. Official evaluations and translations are done by outside agencies: The following agencies provide evaluation and translation services.
Proof of English Proficiency
International students should have sufficient knowledge of the English language. All nonnative English-speaking students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in the United States must submit evidence of English language proficiency. Lewis & Clark recognizes the results from a number of standardized English proficiency tests for this purpose. The Graduate School Admissions Committee may consider an applicant who has a lower score but shows evidence of superior achievement and aptitude.
|Accepted English Proficiency Tests||Minimum Score|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||
575+ paper version
232+ computer version
|MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)||82+|
|IELTS (International English Language Testing System)||7.0+|
If admitted to the Graduate School, the following will be required:
Certificate of Financial Responsibility
The U.S. government requires educational institutions to obtain evidence that applicants have adequate funds to pay for their educational and living expenses while studying in the United States. To comply, international students must complete a financial certificate. For information regarding visas and immigration papers, international applicants must contact the Office of International Students and Scholars.
Supplement for International Law/Graduate Student Applicants form (.pdf)
If admitted, you are asked to complete a supplemental form in order for the Office of International Students and Scholars to issue the documents necessary to obtain a US student visa,
All students from other countries are required to have a medical examination before coming to the United States. They must also enroll in the Lewis & Clark College insurance plan or show proof of major medical coverage before registration.
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon (TSPC)
International applicants with a teaching credential and interested in teaching in the state of Oregon are required to contact the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon (TSPC) after their international transcripts have been evaluated. TSPC will list courses, if any, required to obtain an Oregon Initial Teaching License.