May 23, 2024  
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024 
    
National University Volume 86B-2 Catalog - April 2024

International Basis for Admission Requirements


All prospective students with internationally awarded degrees must provide the following documentation to meet basis for admission to the University:

  • English proficiency (See the   for more information)
  • An official credential evaluation that meets the following requirements:
  • Evaluation completed by an approved credential evaluation agency
  • Submitted to NU in a sealed envelope from the agency or via secure email delivery to transcripts@nu.edu
  • Degree level
  • Program of study or major and U.S. equivalency statement
  • Degree conferral date
  • With information that matches that of the prospective student (e.g., birthdate, name, passport, etc.)

Note: Name change documentation is required if a prospective student’s name differs from the name that is listed on official documentation from approved credential evaluation agency.

International Provisional Basis for Admission

The University will provisionally accept internationally awarded degrees as the basis for admission provided an unofficial Course-by-course evaluation report from an NU-approved credential evaluation agency is provided. NU will accept credential evaluations from evaluation agencies accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), or agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) at the time of enrollment. During the enrollment process, NU will work with an applicant to determine which approved evaluation agency may be recommended for their personal situation.

All official transcript evaluations completed by approved credential evaluation agencies are due 60 days after the start of the student’s first course.

  • An official course-by-course evaluation report is defined as:
  • Being received in a sealed envelope from the agency or via secure email delivery to records@nu.edu
  • Includes institution name, completed courses, grades, dates of attendance, GPA, and a US equivalency.
  • With a conferred date
  • With information that matches that of the Applicant

Undergraduate Credit from Foreign Institutions  

The University may accept transfer or waive credit if an official course-by-course evaluation report from an approved evaluation agency is supplied. NU will accept course-by-course evaluation reports from evaluation agencies accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) at the time of enrollment.

Graduate Credit from Foreign Institutions

The University may accept transfer or waive credit if an official course-by-course evaluation report from an approved evaluation agency is supplied. NU will accept course-by-course evaluation reports from evaluation agencies accredited by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) at the time of enrollment.

International Provisional Basis for Admission Deadlines

Students who are granted provisional basis for admission must provide required documentation for Basis for Admission within 60 days of their first date of attendance in an NU course (or date of admission). Please see program description for program specific requirements.

The University will administratively dismiss students who do not provide the required official documentation prior to the 61st day of enrollment unless they are currently in a course. Students who are actively attending a course will be administratively dismissed after the course ends.

Students who have been administratively dismissed for failure to provide official documentation within the allotted time frame will not be allowed to return to the University until all official documentation has been provided.