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International Students Like You Belong At Erikson

Erikson is authorized under federal law to enroll nonimmigrant students. If you are a resident of a foreign country who wants to study at Erikson Institute, please note that you must satisfy additional requirements before your I-20 can be issued. We are here to help you.

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An Overview of Erikson Institute’s Application Process for International Students

Take the first step towards your graduate school career.

Applying to graduate school is a big decision. Make sure you have everything you need so you can start your journey on schedule.


Choose your program


Confirm you meet the admission requirements for your program of study


Complete your application


Prove your English language proficiency


Provide all your college or university foreign transcripts for evaluation


Supply a confidential statement of financial support as part of your I-20 Application for Certificate of Eligibility to provide evidence of adequate funding to meet the estimated cost of attendance for your first year


Copy of Passport

Submit a copy of your passport within the application form. If you are currently residing in the U.S. a copy of your U.S. visa stamps and I-94 card is required.


Maintain proof of health coverage


Send Official TOEFL or IELTS Test Scores

If your native language is not English, you must submit official test scores directly to Erikson from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as evidence of proficiency in oral and written English. Test scores must be no more than two years old at the time of admission.

If you have received a degree from a college or university in the United States or where the language of instruction is English, proficiency scores are not needed.

Are There Minimum Requirements for English Proficiency Tests?

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For TOEFL, you must receive a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based TOEFL, 213 on the computer-based TOEFL, or 550 on the paper-based TOEFL. Include Erikson’s institution code of 0623 to have your test scores sent to Admissions.

Learn more about TOEFL

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For IELTS, you must receive a minimum overall band score of 6.5 and a minimum score of 6.0 on the academic reading and academic writing sections. Erikson doesn’t accept scores from the General Training exam

Learn more about IELTS

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Submit Your Previous Transcripts For Review

If you have completed undergraduate or graduate level work at a college or university outside the United States submit official sealed transcripts from each institution to Erikson for review. Unofficial transcripts may be used for evaluation of meeting admissions criteria.

We require an outside evaluation service review of your transcripts with course-by-course evaluations. Your transcripts and documents must be in English for our review. To ensure the most complete review, please include all courses on the submitted documents.

We accept evaluations from:

Educational Credential Evaluations, Inc. (ECE)

World Education Services (WES)

If you have questions, please reach out to the Office of Admissions.


Student Health Insurance Required for All Students

As an international student on a F-1 visa, you will need to submit proof of insurance coverage for the duration of their enrollment at the Institute. Erikson provides neither a student health center nor health insurance.

The following are the minimum requirements your insurance coverage will need to provide:

  • Coverage must be arranged through a health insurance provider in the United States.
  • The policy must be for a full 12-month period without gaps in coverage, beginning on the first day of enrollment at Erikson.
  • Proof of coverage must be submitted no later than the first day of classes.
    • Proof of coverage can be in the form of a statement of coverage from the insurance company or a valid insurance card.
  • At minimum, the policy must provide coverage for the following: $50,000 per accident or illness; $7,500 for repatriation of remains; and $10,000 for medical evacuation to the student or dependent’s home country.
  • The insurance company providing the coverage must meet one of the rating criteria listed below:
    • Insurance Solvency International, Ltd. (ISI) rating of “A-1” or higher;
    • Standard & Poors Claim Paying Ability rating of “A-” or higher;
    • A Best’s rating of “A-” or higher; or
    • Weiss Research, Inc. rating of “B+” or better

Contact Admissions to Review Your Health Insurance Needs

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