Carlow University welcomes applications for admission from international students. Candidates for admission who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must follow specific procedures to have their applications considered and to enroll.

Steps to apply

International students should submit the following items (requirements may differ by program and are included on individual program pages):

  • Completed online application (create a Bridge to Carlow account)
  • Official transcripts and evaluations
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Copy of passport
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Additional information

Supporting documentation

Supporting documentation should be submitted to:

Office of Admissions
Carlow University
3333 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States
admissions@carlow.edu 

Official transcripts and evaluations

You must submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Originals or notarized (certified) copies are required. It is your responsibility to have your transcript(s) officially evaluated by a current member organization of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please request that the evaluation company send the official evaluation report, along with the transcript(s), directly to Carlow University.

Proof of English language proficiency

You are required to show proficiency in the English language. To do so, your official results from one or more of the following standardized tests must be submitted directly from the applicable testing agency. We cannot accept test scores sent by the student.

  • TOEFL (registration information): Preferred minimum score of 90 on the internet-based test, with no subsection below 20. Carlow school code is 2421.
  • IELTS (registration information): Preferred minimum score of 6.5.
  • Duolingo (registration information): Preferred minimum score of 110, with no subsection below 110.
  • SAT (registration information): Preferred superscore (EBRW+Math) of at least 990 with an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing subscore of at least 510. Carlow school code is 2421.
  • ACT (registration information): Preferred superscore (composite) of at least 19 with a combined English+Reading subscore of at least 38. Carlow school code is 3638.

You may be exempt from the English proficiency requirement if:

  • You were born and raised in Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Belize, or Jamaica.
  • You have successfully completed 24 or more credits (excluding ESL courses), earning a “C” or better, from an accredited college or university in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Australia, Ireland, Belize, or Jamaica.

Contact Admissions

Once you inquire or apply, you will be assigned an enrollment counselor who will help guide you through the enrollment process.

Accessibility accommodations are available (submit a request).

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