FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Do you offer conditional admission?
    • We do offer conditional admission pending proof of English proficiency and GMAT scores (if applicable). The conditional admission is offered to those applicants that meet our academic requirements for admission as determined by the graduate program director.  Official acceptance is pending all official documentation.

      Please note: International students should apply to the term that they will begin their graduate program. If you require an English transition program, please apply to The University of Scranton for the term in which your English transition program will be completed and you are ready to begin graduate coursework
  • What activities are available on-campus for international students?
    • The University of Scranton, through the Student Affairs Division, actively sponsors many programs and services for students. In addition to these programs, international students have opportunities to participate in programs sponsored by the International Student Club, the Saudi Student Club and also many other special interest clubs. The International Student Club meets frequently on various topics including cultural exchange, immigration-related issues, and the Global Dialog Series. During the academic year, the International Student Club sponsors bus trips to nearby cities such as New York City, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Washington, DC, with many opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment. 

      Every semester, as part of the orientation program, The International Student and Scholar Services Office, in collaboration with the International Student Club will plan a Welcome Gathering, which will bring new and current students together as an effort to better connect new students to the University community. International students are also invited to participate in the International Friendship Program. Through this Friendship Program, international students have the opportunity to be hosted by the University community and learn more about the American way of life. 

      See a complete listing of Student Clubs & Organizations
  • How much does it cost to attend The University of Scranton?
    • Graduate tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:

      Tuition and Fees
      (Based on 24 credit hours): $22,212.00
      Room and Board: $15,948.00
      Books and Supplies: $2,260.00
      Personal Expenses: $3,222.00
      TOTAL: $43,642.00 U.S. dollars

      The assured financial support for the first twelve months of graduate study at The University of Scranton must be at least $43,642.00 U.S.D. Each additional half year of graduate study should equal $21,821.00 (plus inflation). Students in the MBA program who are not required to take any foundation courses can typically achieve their degree in 1.5 years. Most other master’s degree programs can be completed in 2 or 2.5 years.


      Undergraduate tuition for the 2013-2014 academic year is as follows:

      Tuition and fees: $39,034.00
      Room and Board: $12,740.00
      Books and Supplies: $2,222.00
      Personal Expenses: $1,342.00
      TOTAL: $55,338.00 U.S. dollars

      The assured financial support for the first twelve months of undergraduate study at The University of Scranton must be at least $55,338.00 U.S.D. The undergraduate student will then require an additional $55,338.00 (plus inflation) for each additional year of study. Most undergraduates can earn a degree within 4 years.

  • How many students attend The University of Scranton?
    • There are approximately 6,000 students, undergraduate and graduate, attending The University of Scranton.

  • When will I first meet with my advisors?
    • As a graduate student, you will be assigned an advisor after you are fully admitted to The University of Scranton. Prior to arriving on campus, we recommend you contact your advisor to schedule a meeting to discuss course registration. This meeting should occur once you have arrived in the United States as all new graduate students must register for their first semester of coursework using a paper registration form.

      As an undergraduate student, you will meet with an academic advisor during your Orientation.

  • When is the first day of classes?
    • The first day of classes for the Intersession 2013 term is January 3rd, 2013.

      The first day of classes for the Spring 2013 term is January 30th, 2013.

      The first day of classes for the Fall 2013 term is August 26th, 2013.

      For additional information, view the University's academic calendar.

  • When is orientation for international students?
    • Orientation for the Spring 2013 semester is Friday, January 25th.
      Orientation for the Fall 2013 semester is Friday, August 23rd.
      *Please note: Dates are subject to change.*

  • When will I get my I-20?
    • To be eligible to receive an I-20 from The University of Scranton, in addition to the academic requirements, you must submit an acceptable certificate of finances. Once you have received a full admission letter and have returned the confirmation of enrollment card, the I-20 is issued. You cannot be issued an I-20 until you have full admission.

If you have any additional questions about The University of Scranton's application process for international students, please email cgce@scranton.edu or call (570) 941-4416.