International Student Application Process
The following checklist has been provided to help students with the international admissions process.
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree offers students tools and insights into the management of business today. Students will explore quantitative and qualitative tools of management and will examine the dynamic environments managers must face, both inside and outside the organization. An emphasis on leadership and team building offers the human skills students will need as managers and leaders.
The Master of Science, Information Systems Management (MSISM) program will provide you with both the knowledge and experience of emerging technologies and innovative business models that will set you apart from your peers. Your technical skills will expand and you will be exposed to the latest in managerial concepts. This combination of skills will build in you those characteristics most often sought-after in managers being hired to lead companies into the future.
The Health Care Management MBA (MBAHCM) program was established in response to rapid developments in science and technology which created the need for highly specialized executives and managers within the health care industry. Coleman University's Health Care Management MBA program is tailored to developing the specific business skills required for professional growth in the field.
A completed application form must be returned to the University for processing. The application may be submitted online, in person, by postal mail, or email.
- 8888 Balboa Avenue
- San Diego, CA 92123-1506
- Telephone: 858-499-0202
- Fax: 858-499-0233
Applicants seeking acceptance into a graduate-level program must submit proof of completion of a bachelor's level degree program from an accredited institution. Completed coursework must demonstrate the equivalent of a minimum B average (3.0).
Applicants with a degree from an accredited university in the U.S.:
Applicants who hold a bachelor or master degree from an accredited university in the U.S need to mail or hand-deliver official transcripts in a sealed envelope addressed to Coleman University's International Admissions. The transcript should bear the official seal and appropriate signature from the issuing institution. Transcripts sent electronically through the registrar's office will be accepted.
Applicants applying from abroad:
An applicant is required to submit the proof of completion of a bachelor degree. Degree certificates and transcripts issued in languages other than English must be accompanied by an official English translation. Scanned copies of the required educational documents must be sent electronically to the International Admissions Officer to be evaluated. Documents submitted to the University in support of student's application become the property of the University. The documents cannot be returned or forwarded.
English Language Proficiency
Coleman University does not currently offer English as a Second Language instruction. All course instruction occurs in English. All applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English, must demonstrate competence in English. English proficiency requirements for enrollment in degree courses are met if the student meets one of the following conditions:
- English is the official language of student's home country
- Applicant graduated from U.S. University with an associate', bachelor's or master's degree
- Applicant is transferring with a Freshman Composition grade of B or higher from an accredited U.S college or university
- Applicant has earned a minimum TOEFL score: 537 paper or 75 Internet-based or IELTS (Academic) score: 6
Students who need additional proficiency in English before studying at Coleman University may request a referral to an ESL (English as a Second Language) program in the San Diego area.
Financial Guarantee Request for International Applicants
In compliance with the Department of Homeland Security/SEVIS regulations, all international applicants on the F-1 student visa are required to demonstrate financial ability to pay for tuition, fees, and living expenses for one full year of study at Coleman University. Living expenses vary per month depending on individual lifestyle. The minimum living expense estimate of US$1000 per month is for a single student with a frugal lifestyle. The minimum guarantee of funds is US$34,500.
All supporting financial documents must be in English or accompanied by a notarized English translation, Contents showing available funds. The financial documents cannot be older than three months at the time of submission in order to be considered valid
Students with dependents should be prepared to spend more: at least US$600 per month more for a spouse and $400 per month more for each child. This estimate does not include the cost of dependent health insurance coverage, which can be quite expensive. If students are accompanied by dependents, the estimated living expenses for dependents will appear on the immigration document.
Please use the following guidelines when submitting the bank statement(s); the statements should
- Be current (the statement should not be older than 3-months.)
- Be official. The bank statement/letter should be stamped and signed by a bank official and clearly identify document source (monthly mailed statement, online statement, statement by request, etc.) and include the account holder's name, type of account, bank name and branch.
- Contain the specific amount of money available. The bank statement must show liquid assets such as cash deposits, certificates of deposit, saving accounts, etc. Statements regarding property, jewelry, cars, and other non-liquid assets are NOT acceptable. Statements regarding investments such as stocks and bonds are also NOT acceptable.
- Contain the specific denomination and currency of the funds. It is acceptable that the funds are in currencies other than U.S. dollars.
- An individual sponsor, who is not a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant not present in the U.S., must sign a Notarized Bank Letter/Affidavit of Support and attach supporting financial document.
- An individual sponsor, who is a U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident, or non-immigrant legally present in the U.S., must submit a completed I-134 Affidavit of Support Form with supporting financial documents.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
The minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) requirement for graduate admission to Coleman University is a cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. All applicants should have a bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Statement of Intent
All applicants must submit a statement of intent explaining his/her goals in the selected graduate program of study that will lead to a master's degree. The statement must be typed, double-spaced, and formatted as an essay containing at least 500 words.
A current professional resume, displaying the applicant's educational background, work experience, and skills related to the desired program of study should be submitted.
Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation (academic, professional, or personal) dated and signed, and must have the contact information of the person providing the letter.
Photocopy of Valid Passport and Visa
International applicants must provide a photocopy of his/her valid passport and visa.
Students who have earned credits from an accredited college or university in the U.S. can request transfer credit. A transfer credit analysis will determine which credits are transferable. If you are applying as a transfer student, you need to submit an official master's degree transcript issued from an accredited college or university in the U.S. accompanied by an official translation of bachelor's degree transcript. All transfer applicants are required to be in good standing at their current or most recent institution.
Transferring SEVIS Record
Applicants who are currently attending school in the United States also need to submit the following materials with their application packet:
- Transfer Evaluation Form*
Only for applicants who currently hold an F-1 visa; applicant must submit the Transfer Eligibility Form before Coleman University can issue the I-20.
- Photocopy of Current I-20 Form, other VISA type*
Only for applicants who are currently studying in the United States
*Must be received prior to Coleman University issuing an Acceptance Letter and I-20.
There is a US$225 application fee for all programs, which is non-refundable and is due at the time the application is submitted along with all of the required documents for processing. Application fee can be made in the form of cash, check, wire transfer, and Credit/Debit Card. There is a variable Student Tuition Recovery Fund Fee based on total institutional charges, which is nonrefundable. The Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee is due upon enrollment (if applicable).
Wire Transfer Information:
- Wells Fargo Bank
- 9360 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
- San Diego, CA 92123
- Routing #: 121000248
- Account #: 449-679-9578
- Account Name: Coleman University General Account
- International SWIFT BIC WFBIUS6S
You will receive a copy of your acceptance letter and a copy of the Certification of Eligibility (I-20) to make an appointment for an interview with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in order to apply for the student visa (F1 visa). Coleman University will send the original documents via FedEx to the address you provided on the application form.
You will receive a copy of your acceptance letter and SEVIS Release Request to request your university to transfer your SEVIS record to Coleman University. The DSO at your current university will need to email the completed form to the International Admissions Officers at the Coleman University.
An international student should enter the United States no sooner 30-days from the program start date as indicated on the I-20 form.
It is strongly recommended to inform the International Admissions Officer upon your arrival in the United States.