Application Requirements

English Proficiency

International students attending PTC must provide proof of English proficiency. There are a variety of ways in which students can demonstrate English proficiency. These include:

  • Proof of completion of secondary education (or higher) in a country in which English is the primary language
  • A transcript demonstrating completion of 45 quarter hours from a university in an English speaking program with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0 or higher (or Equivalent)
  • Proof of completion of secondary education at an international high school where English was the language of primary instruction
  • Transcript demonstration of completion of an English composition course taken at a U.S. institution of higher learning with a grade of C or higher.


 If you have completed a standardized English Assessment, the following scores are applicable:


Paper-Based       Computer-Based    Internet-Based

   500                             173                               61


EIKEN   Grade 2A

Pearson PTE Academic 47

IELTS test score - 5.0

Prior University Experience

If you have prior university experience, you must provide an official evaluation of your previous education documents upon application.

I you have not had your credentials evaluated, PTC will arrange for an evaluation to be completed.

Credential Evaluation

Incoming international students will need to have their credentials from their previous schools evaluated as part of the PTC application process. There are several organizations that assist in credential evaluation. The World Education Services organization and the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers provide this service. To contact these organizations we have provided links to their websites below. Your PTC Admissions representative will be happy to help you with the credential evaluation process.

WES World Education Services

Global Credential Evaluators, Inc.

International Application


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